Home a slam dunk for families

Home a slam dunk for families

Buyers can now get their hands on a rare and quirky property feature — a designer basketball court.

Western Sydney’s Michael and Kelly Jackson splashed out $30,000 on a floodlit court for their 714 sqm block last year, when they had no intention of selling.

But they are now moving and the backyard gem at Glenmore Park, along with their four-bedroom house and pool, is being marketed with a $1.2 million to $1.25 million guide.

The court was a gift for their youngest daughter, Zoe, a budding basketballer and avid Golden State Warriors fan who has a giant screen print of Stephen Curry on show in her room.

“Zoe has a real passion for basketball and she’s actually very good at it — she is only 11 but is a representative Penrith Panthers player, in the U14 division one team,” Mr Jackson said.

“We had the standard ring on the driveway but we wanted a better way for her to shoot free throws from the proper distance,” he said.

After months of planning, the pair worked with Dream Courts to create the custom design, now a standout aspect of their property.



The cost covered excavations, a concrete slab and the equivalent of flooring used in the NBA, which is “perforated for drainage and airflow” and reduced bouncing noise, Mr Jackson said.

He said an element added to surprise Zoe with was the trademarked Golden State Warriors logo.

“I will admit there are cheaper ways of doing it all but we also got 10ft high netting — so that there is no issue with balls going into the neighbour’s yard — and flood lighting to play at night.

“My daughter is on it every day but it is something we all use when our friends come over — it has become a social feature.”

As they prepare to move to acreage, their home at 10 Woodbrook Grove is generating plenty of buyer interest.

Ray White Glenmore Park and Werrington County’s Michael Coco has taken more than 40 groups through the property.

The agent, who has never seen a basketball court in a Glenmore Park backyard, said the “unusual” selling point had proven a hit.

“We weren’t sure what the reaction would be but buyers love it, especially young families and those with teenage children,” Mr Coco said.

“I can’t imagine kids will be playing PlayStation when they have that in the yard.”

He said a few price offers were on the table.


The Jacksons have been the sole owners, who have lived there since they bought the block in 2003 and built. Over the years, they have spruced up the interiors to keep its modern look.

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, the house is set back from the street behind tidy hedges and gardens.

The entrance has a double height void. This space shows modern wall recesses, Italian floor tiles, downlights and plantation shutters which are seen throughout.

Common areas include formal lounge and dining rooms, and a more relaxed, open-plan kitchen, living and dining area.

The recently updated kitchen is a highlight. It has Smeg appliances, induction and gas cooktops, a steamer oven, warmer, coffee machine and a wine drawer.

Out th eback is a covered entertainment area with a kitchenette and built-in barbecue. An outdoor shower is next to an in-ground pool and water feature.

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