23 May 2024

This once-in-a-lifetime Yallah acreage presents an outstanding opportunity

| Dione David
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Facade 1 Larkins Lane in Yallah

This impressive single-level home on impressive acreage close to Wollongong presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Photo: First National Real Estate Wollongong.

Sitting pretty on a 9000 sqm acreage just 20 minutes from the Wollongong CBD, it’s no wonder 1 Larkins Lane, Yallah started drawing interest within moments of hitting the market.

When a home like this sells, you can go a lifetime without seeing something like it again according to First National Real Estate Wollongong agent Leanne Brailey.

“It’s rare to find a property of this size so close to the CBD – for most acreages you have to go up into hills or to Calderwood. It’s one of the reasons it’s been so highly sought-after,” she says.

“It’s a perfectly flat plot of land with massive potential, because it’s sitting on two blocks, and the subdivision’s already been done. The house and land block is 5657 sqm, leaving a 3343 sqm block already approved for a 700 sqm building envelope.

“We’ve also had interest from a business perspective – people who want to keep the house and use the vacant land for a business opportunity.”

But land and location are only part of the picture – the six-bedroom, four-bathroom single-level house itself stands on its own merits.

While the original structure was built some 12 years ago, the current owners have renovated and refurbished throughout to create a light-filled contemporary oasis.

Designed with multiple living zones, the open-plan living/dining area seamlessly flows into the sleek kitchen, which in turn features a walk-in pantry and a large, stone island bench.

The bedroom wing is a sanctuary. With six spacious bedrooms including a master suite with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, there’s space for the whole family and guests.

Built for modern-day living, the home office ensures a comfortable work-from-home arrangement and a multimedia/gym room ensures you can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s like living in a resort every day of the week,” Leanne says.

One of the standout features of a home rich in drawcards is the enormous six-car workshop, complete with a hoist.

“It’s a dream come true for a car enthusiast, who will love working on their vehicles from home,” Leanne says.

“This space would make an excellent workshop for any hobby you could imagine really.”

Outside of the home itself is an “entertainer’s paradise”, with a sparkling in-ground pool where you, your family and friends can spend hot summer days with icy drinks.

The covered entertainment area, complete with a built-in kitchen, beckons you to fire up the barbecue and share a cheese platter and bottle of wine with mates. From here, you can watch the kids kick a ball around the ample yard, and run amok in the impressive built-in playground for hours on end.

“This home caters for all sorts of experiences. There’s space for just about anything – horses, chickens, boats, caravans, motorbikes. Whatever lifestyle you imagine for yourself, you can have here,” Leanne says.

“The owners have loved that freedom, along with the convenience of being just 20 minutes south of Wollongong CBD and less than 10 minutes north of Stockland Shellharbour, with easy access to major arterial roads.

“That kind of package is hard to come by.”

Number 1 Larkins Lane, Yallah goes to auction on Saturday 15 June at 10:30 am. For more information or to arrange a private inspection, contact Leanne Brailey from First National Real Estate Wollongong on 0414 929 212.

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