Home fit for a lord mayor
FORMER Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy and wife Tracey are seeking offers over $2million for their house on The Hill.
The circa 1880 Egmont House at 122 Church Street is listed through PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie managing director Mark Kentwell.
Mr Kentwell said the McCloys had decided to cut ties with the property.
‘‘Now that Jeff is no longer serving as mayor, the couple has no need for such a significant inner-city residence,’’ he said.
‘‘They have decided to carry out some light alterations and improvements and place it on the market at a price guide that should see an immediate response.’’
The McCloys bought the house in 2008 and engaged Suters Architects and Graph Building to design and complete a significant renovation of the property.
The tri-level, six-bedroom house has a lift, gym and home office, and panoramic harbour, beach and ocean views.
Australian Property Monitors data shows the property was on the market earlier this year with Walkom Real Estate for $2.6million.
Mr Kentwell said the revised pricing represented ‘‘extremely good value’’.
LAKESIDE: This side of 353 Coal Point Road, Coal Point, looks out over the lake.
COAL POINT has worked its magic on the Abbott family over the past three years.
Anthony and Rebecca Abbott have recently bought their second home in the suburb – on the waterfront – and as a result are selling their first one, a stunning executive home on Coal Point Road.
The couple moved from Sydney to Newcastle because of Anthony’s work as a commissioning engineer with Downer Rail.
‘‘We fell in love with the area of Coal Point and all it has to offer the family through quality of living, and we decided to stay here to raise our family rather than return to Sydney,’’ Rebecca Abbott said.
They love the house too, particularly the connection between the inside and the natural surrounds. Built on an elevated position, the extensive glass across the lake side of the home seamlessly joins the inside and out while maintaining privacy.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is spread over two levels, with a magnificent 75-square-metre Merbau timber deck with an eight-person built-in spa, a level backyard and a double garage plus two-vehicle undercover storage for boat or caravan.
On a 1019-square-metre block of land and constructed with a steel frame, the property is listed through LJ Hooker Toronto agent Mark Campbell. It will go to auction on Thursday, November 13 at LJ Hooker Toronto at 6pm and will be open today from 12.30pm to 1pm.
Bidding is expected to start at $700,000.
ISLINGTON property continues to sell well.
Harper Property director and licensee Neil Harper and his wife, Rea, have sold their renovated miner’s cottage after two weeks on the market.
Ryan Nichols negotiated the $654,000 sale price for the cute three-bedroom, two-bathroom property with an architecturally designed double-storey granny flat.
Mr Nichols said he had well over 100 inquiries for the property at 27 Morgan Street.
A stone’s throw from Islington Park and in a quiet cul-de-sac on the Maryville side of Islington, the house also has a wide rear lane providing access to the carport and granny flat.
BRICK AND TILE BEAUTIES: Five of these homes will be ready for sale at 15 Peppercorn Crescent, Fletcher, by December.
FIVE Fletcher properties that havebeen built by Huxley Homes will go to market next month.
Graham and Brian Huxley were the founders and owners until 2003 of Huxley Homes, which over a 35-year period was responsible for the construction of more than 30,000 houses.
The five homes are being marketed through Chad Dunn of Century 21 Novocastrian at Wallsend, who said they are ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to go through the process of building.
They consist of brick and tile single-level homes ranging between seven and 12years of age, that have been renovated with new carpets, fresh paint and landscaped yards.
Mr Dunn said each will be ready to move into before Christmas and is calling for buyers looking in the mid- $400,000s to $500,000s to register their interest.
‘‘The homes will feel like they are new except for the fact that they are in an established street and among lovely established landscaping,’’ he said.
“Two of the homes have side access to park a boat or caravan off the street – perfect for the growing grey nomads group.’’
LAST week we published the story of happy Tingira Heights vendors Jack and Pat Lonsdale selling quickly through Daryl Johnson. We reported Mr Johnson works for Ray White Newcastle. This is incorrect, he is with Ray White Hamilton.