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This property on the heart of Sorrento, steps away from the beach it will be available for Christmas!

1/14 Padbury Circle in Sorrento is a delightful 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, ne double lock up garage, small courtyard asking $360 a week.

ocean glimpses from the lounge window.

Massive family home with indoor pool

Thursday 2nd of November Open from 6:30 to 7pm

Saturday November 4th Open from 1pm to 1:30

Sunday from 1pm to 1:30

Come along to view this massive home!

This home offers so many benefits that I asked the seller to write a story of their abode. And here it is…..

The story of our house began in 1999 when solar architects were engaged to design a solar passive house on a beautiful block of land.

Our house was then built by Dale Alcock and completed in 2000. In case you’re not familiar with it, in passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer.

This is called passive solar design because it does not involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices, unlike active solar heating systems. It’s also within walking distance of Sorrento Primary School, Duncraig High School, Sacred Heart College, Robin Reserve and Sorrento Beach. It’s the perfect design in the perfect location!

The house follows the slope of the land with three large double bedrooms at one end of the house, open plan living in the middle, a study/bedroom next to the large main bedroom towards the front of the house as well as an activity or second TV room for the kids.

At the very front of the house is a double garage so the house looks deceptively small from the road but everyone is surprised at the size when they come inside.

The main hallway is 1.5m wide so there is no struggle getting through the house no matter how much shopping you are carrying!

Although at the time many features of our house were considered a bit “greenie”, today we see the benefits. We use Council approved grey water to water the lawn, veggie patch and gardens, and there are five rainwater tanks on the fence line of one boundary which are filled by the runoff from the expansive roof.

Rainwater is then used in the laundry for the washing machine, topping up the under cover pool and extra water on the garden. We do not have air conditioning as we don’t need it but use “The Doctor” sea breeze to cool the house and ceiling fans to move it around.

With extra insulation in all the western facing walls, the house does take a long time to get warm.

There are also 5kW of solar panels on the roof which helps to run the heat pump for the pool so we can swim all year round.

Our undercover entertainment area is big enough for a party or just as your own oasis. There is also a fitted rangehood within the entertainment area and plumbed gas connection, so rain never ruins a BBQ.

And like all good homes, there is wifi throughout with access points in all the rooms and boosters built in to make sure everyone gets the internet.

If you are looking for a big space but still a home and not a house, this may be the home you are looking for.

Features:

  • High Ceilings
  • Fresly painted
  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor pool
  • Split level home
  • 941m2 block

 

Wow! Sold within 6 days before sneak preview. No home open!

Going for holidays to Brazil and will get in touch when I get back for all your Real Estate needs.

Oops! I think by the time you read this newsletter the house will be sold.
And it is!
Listed and sold in 6 days. It is a record in today’s market.

Situated on a corner block, across from Seacrest Park, some ocean glimpses from kitchen window. Fabulous double car garage to house 5 cars.

Accommodation consists of a large master bedroom with separate en suite, reasonable size walk-in robe. Additionally there are three bedrooms, 2 of which equipped with double wardrobes and the fourth bedroom can also have multiple uses like office ( working from home), hairdressing salon or activity area with access from garage. 2 bathrooms and study.

This family home is perfect for outdoor entertaining, with sufficient space for the new owners to install a pool, allowing you to enjoy the company of others.

Approved plans to build up and enjoy the most fantastic views of park and the ocean.

There is nothing left to do but move in and bask in the Sorrento lifestyle, which is ideally located in close proximity to public transport, prestigious schools and the tantalising tastes and sounds of this beachside suburb. Around the corner from Sacred Heart College.

The main hub is a combined family and meals zone that benefits from an open-plan layout and is where most of your casual time will be spent, flowing on from a stunning kitchen that is loaded with extensive storage options and comprises of an island work and breakfast bench, dishwasher,a double sink, a commercial range hood.

Walk to a plethora of local parklands, as well as the nearby Sorrento Medical Centre and Harman Road Medical Centre, whilst Sorrento Primary School, Sacred Heart College, Seacrest Park’s lush playing fields, Hillarys Boat Harbour, beaches, Sorrento and Marmion, popular cafes, award-winning restaurants, public transport and convenient freeway access are all only a matter of minutes away from this very special residence. The coast is clear – make your move, today!

FEATURES;

· 4 bedrooms

· 2 bathrooms

· Study

· 3 split reverse cycle air conditioning

· Garage for 5 cars

· Hardwood floors throughout

· Sunken Lounge and Family room

· Bedroom/office/activity area

· Aproved plans to build up

Across from a park!

Oops! I think by the time you read this newsletter the house will be sold. Listed and sold in 6 days. It is a record in today’s market.

Situated on a corner block, across from Seacrest Park, some ocean glimpses from kitchen window. Fabulous double car garage to house 5 cars.

Accommodation consists of a large master bedroom with separate en suite, reasonable size walk-in robe. Additionally there are three bedrooms, 2 of which equipped with double wardrobes and the fourth bedroom can also have multiple uses like office ( working from home), hairdressing salon or activity area with access from garage. 2 bathrooms and study.

This family home is perfect for outdoor entertaining, with sufficient space for the new owners to install a pool, allowing you to enjoy the company of others.

Approved plans to build up and enjoy the most fantastic views of park and the ocean.

There is nothing left to do but move in and bask in the Sorrento lifestyle, which is ideally located in close proximity to public transport, prestigious schools and the tantalising tastes and sounds of this beachside suburb. Around the corner from Sacred Heart College.

The main hub is a combined family and meals zone that benefits from an open-plan layout and is where most of your casual time will be spent, flowing on from a stunning kitchen that is loaded with extensive storage options and comprises of an island work and breakfast bench, dishwasher,a double sink, a commercial range hood.

Walk to a plethora of local parklands, as well as the nearby Sorrento Medical Centre and Harman Road Medical Centre, whilst Sorrento Primary School, Sacred Heart College, Seacrest Park’s lush playing fields, Hillarys Boat Harbour, beaches, Sorrento and Marmion, popular cafes, award-winning restaurants, public transport and convenient freeway access are all only a matter of minutes away from this very special residence. The coast is clear – make your move, today!

FEATURES;

· 4 bedrooms

· 2 bathrooms

· Study

· 3 split reverse cycle air conditioning

· Garage for 5 cars

· Hardwood floors throughout

· Sunken Lounge and Family room

· Bedroom/office/activity area

· Aproved plans to build up

Sold this home in Sorrento and had just settled only one week ago…

The new owners are very creative and is changing the whole structure of the home.
In just one week they have already a new brick fence. This is just the beginning…
More to come.
I can’t hardly wait to see the end of the product.
I am sure to be impressed by it.
They are making it their dream home!
As renovation goes, they are using the best of everything to make their home a beauty!
Wish to them the best luck!

A bedsitter in the Lodge of Seacrest Village

Meet me at the lounge and I will take you around to visit this fabulous bedsitter, freshly painted, new carpets and great courtyard overlooking park bush.

The good thing when you decide to sell your unit in Seacrest Village is that you don’t have to leave 33% behind. All the money from the sales is 100% yours.

This is a smashing unit for downsizing in style. No steps, no elevator. Walk to the Lodge and carry on to the right up to number 119.

There is a caretaker who looks after the grounds in the whole complex.
Swimming pool and the bowling green for your entertainment.
The good thing about Seacrest Retirement Village is that still there is a Bus run to the Shopping Centre. So, hop on the Bus and do your shopping.
Seacrest Retirement complex – it is a place to relax, make friends, enjoy your lifestyle.

Strata Monthly levies for this unit are $137.00 plus $80.00 special levies

Need a retirement unit at Seacrest Village?

Situated at the end of the Lodge and nothing build on top offering 1 large bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and a very spacious kitchen, meals and lounge.

Overlooking greenery and having a delightful covered courtyard.
Easy access to Library, Swimming pool and the very popular bowling green.

It is ready for possession.
Asking $235.000
Usually home Opens on the weekend but available during the week by appointment.
I am one phone call away: 0416188752

You can also buy as investment.

Home Open Marathon at the Seacrest Village.

Sunday from 12 to 1pm I will be available at the Lodge in Seacrest Village to take you around to view all the bedsitters priced at $155.000 and all the 1 bedroom units priced at $235.000 and $249.000
They are all delightful units and each offers their own stamp of ownership.
You have to come and put your own stamp to call it “home”.
Seacrest Village is a lifestyle for the ones that are looking to downsize not only in house size but also housework.
Seacrest Village you don’t have to work the garden or the pool. Only your own place but you have all the amenities to enjoy.
You can also buy today, rent it out and keep for your future retirement.

Had Home Opens on Xmas Eve and New Years Eve surprised with a high turn out.

Who says no one would show up on Christmas or New Years Eve home opens?
I think I was mistaken thinking that way in the past but since I wasn’t as busy as usual I decided to go ahead with my home opens.
Wow!
Surprise!
I had Home Open at 19 Justin Drive, Sorrento and loads of buyers through!
Not only did I have a high number of prospective buyers but I got an offer on the 1st day of the Year!
Does that means I am having a good start to the year?
You bet!
There are buyers out there no matter what the state of the market.
This is a tip for myself for future events, open homes on all occasions, except on Mother’s Day!

Merry Christmas Mysteries at my door…

Gifts at my door step and don’t know where they came from.

I love Christmas  and I love to give presents at Christmas. I never expect anything back and when I receive a gift I feel overwhelmed and embarrassed .

Someone has been dropping gifts at my door step and I don’t know who they are.

Thank you!

I received a lovely bottle of champagne and chocolate . No card. Who are you?

Thank you!

I also received a lovely basket of Christmas goodies. Was it you?

And a bag of baby items from Hunter & Jade, this one is a real doozie.

***UPDATE***

One Mystery gift solved: I found one of the culprits

Thank you Stella! Mystery solved.

We found the basket of goodies without a name at all. I asked some of the neighbours and could not find out who left the gift! This morning we found a card with a bit on scotch tape on it. Eureka! The wind had made the card fly away from the gift. Interesting story, eh?

***UPDATE 2***

My daughter was able to solve another of the mysteries. She entered a competition online for some baby products, and won a Hunter & Jade pack, which she has now passed on to a friend who is expecting. A baby teething ring with matching bib, and some natural nappy balm and vapour rub. How sweet.

Now we have to find out who left the other one.

Did you?

 

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Another great house in demolition stage in Sorrento.

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Another great house in demolition stage now in Sorrento. I am sure another fantastic home will be built in its place.

Sorrento is changing. Owners are demolishing their homes to build new ones as they cannot find a better place to live than here. With the high cost of renovations, sometimes the best way to get exactly what you want is start from scratch.

I live in Sorrento and walk every morning from my house to the Surf Club. I can see on my walk what is happening in the streets I go by. The old homes have been replaced by brand new modern structures and clean designs, obviously high ceilings and very trendy features. I also drive along other streets in Sorrento and have been noticing all of the changes.

That means the residents don’t want to leave the suburb, they want to keep living in it. And why would;t they? We’re close to the pristine beaches of the West Coast, a scenic drive if it’s too hot to walk, the Marina has undergone so many changes in the time I have lived here, it’s a real hive of activity; or if you’re after something quiet there are a few lovely coastal cafes where you can take in the vista and have a smoothie or a coffee. We live in paradise!

There are very few blocks available for sale here. Act now and buy one so you don’t miss out. There isn’t much land available!

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