Property Number: 972461 Title Ref: B/414262
The official government valuation of the land alone was $1.36 Million, A YEAR AND A HALF AGO!
The property is a little under 600 square meters, and the house itself contains almost 230 square meters internally and over 260 including the entertainment terrace.
It has been superbly renovated and upgraded over the last 6 months, to create a dream home that is full of experiential gems, from the entertainment terrace and barbecue area, and its frameless glass balustrade, to the extra-large spa bath that easily fits two adults.
It is within the school "catchment" for Chatswood High School, which is one of the best quality high schools on the North Shore, especially for music, as it has James Morrison as its patron!
Less than 10 minutes walk to both Chatswood Primary and Chatswood High Schools, and only a little further to several private schools including Saint Pius X College.
Less than 10 minutes walk to Supermarkets, Banks, Chatswood Station and Bus Interchange.
The train trip into the city takes no more than 20 minutes, and you never need to wait more than 15 minutes for a train, even on a Sunday night.
In peak hour the frequency is every three or four minutes!
The park across the road has free electric barbecues and picnic tables, which provide a delightful context for a Sunday picnic.
There is a community bushcare group that gets together on the first Sunday of every month to look after the park under the very knowledgeable guidance of Liz, the Willoughby Council bushcare expert. You are of course more than welcome to join this group, and you will be welcomed with open arms.
The community also organises social get-togethers that you can attend if that appeals to you.
Chatswood is considered by the NRMA to be one of the safest areas in Sydney, so insurance is one of the cheapest rates available.
There are sensors all over the house!
Two at the front to welcome anyone as they arrive, or light up any nefarious visitors, as well as lighting the keyhole on each front door as you arrive home at night.
These sensors have been set up to facilitate a sophisticated security system with minimal extra expense.
There are also two sensors at the back of the house, one illuminating the back yard, and one lighting up the back stairs to the garage.
The Renovations have been designed by the former State Secretary of Mensa, so they include a lot of really thoughtful, clever ideas and features that work brilliantly together to create a wonderfully relaxed yet exciting lifestyle.
The Garage is not only VERY wide (5.9 meters) and deep (5.6 meters), but it is also high enough to fit most caravans, even with the solar panels on top (over 2.5 meters)
All the carpets are brand new, and the stairs have been protected for you by a special temporary plastic cover which you can simply peel off whenever you choose.
Under the new carpet are hardwood floorboards with the same finish as the kitchen, so if you prefer, you can just pull up the carpet and you will have a perfectly functional floor throughout the lounge and dining rooms, which will be exactly the same as the kitchen.
The parquetry throughout the rest of the upstairs has all just been sanded and polished and resurfaced with a durable polyurethane coating, giving you years of trouble-free easy maintenance.
The whole house has also been freshly painted throughout, both inside and out.
The roof has been cleaned, the tiles repointed, sealed, and given two coats of high quality protective paint, so as to provide years of trouble-free maintenance.
The render ensures that any further painting is unnecessary, again providing a very low-maintenance yet high quality appearance for life.
The drainage system has recently undergone a major upgrade, so there is no possibility of any water damage no matter how hard or long it rains.
The double wall oven is the latest top of the line model from Westinghouse and has not yet even been used, so of course it is still under warranty.
The same applies to the brand new cooktop.
The LED lighting on the terrace, complete with specially angled mirrors, are bright enough to light up a night-time party, or you can have lovely mood-lighting instead with the subtle downlights and planter highlights.
The LED lights that light up the stairs to the terrace, provide a wonderful extra touch of elegance and tranquillity. while adding safety at the same time.
The balustrade surrounding the balcony and barbecue terrace is completely frameless glass, giving the feeling of oneness with the trees and nature.
The barbecue has its own built-in herb garden on either side, currently containing mint, basil, parsley and rosemary.
The barbecue is also brand new and still has almost its full warranty.
The doors to the Apartment have one key and the other external doors have a different key, and ALL the external doors can also be opened with a single master key.
The apartment can therefore be used as a Parents' Retreat, a Teenager's "own little world", a Home-Office for your own business, or a ready-made rental income to offset the mortgage.
The house even comes with current tenants who occupy the downstairs apartment, and they would be very happy to stay if the new owner would like them to.
The current owner is also happy to leave all the Apartment furniture and equipment as is, in order to facilitate an easy transition for them and the new owner, if that is something that appeals to you.
All of the furniture (except the Roland piano) is available for potential inclusion with the property. An appropriate price can be negotiated at exchange of contracts.
The fridges for both upstairs and downstairs are probably best left where they are, as they are a perfect fit for their respective locations, and both function perfectly.
Each upstairs bedroom also has its own unique key, so any spare bedrooms are already set up for some easy Airbnb income if that appeals.
When the driveway was created, 8 gold coins were integrated into the foundations at the entrance to the property, so it is as lucky a home as it can possibly be.
The house is surrounded by several beautiful trees including a magnificent blue gum, which together provide privacy, shade and oxygen as well as insulating the house from street noise.
The trees also attract a multitude of birds, many of which have made their homes here.
The waterfall fountain provides a delightful setting for a relaxing alternative to the barbecue terrace, for a morning coffee or al fresco breakfast.
The storage shed at the back of the garden is a great boon for the inevitable overflow of "stuff" that we probably don't really need but we tend to accumulate anyway.
It really is an entertainer's dream home, from the ultra-modern wall-ovens and cooktop, to the outdoor kitchen for which the sandstone enclosure was literally custom-built!
So relax and enjoy this delightful gem to the fullest, knowing that you have not only bought a blissful lifestyle, but made a brilliant investment into the bargain!