A million-dollar property has been snapped up in about two weeks – and fetched $30,000 more than it last sold for just eight months ago.
As soon as it hit the market, buyers flocked to the Hamptons inspired home with a resort-style pool in Sydney’s south west.
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CoreLogic records show the property, at 35 Sickles Drive, Grasmere, sold for $1.95 million.
The vendors had only been there since May, when they bought it for $1.92 million.
“We had over 60 inquiries on it and only held two open homes – it was on the market for less than 20 days,” selling agent Melinda Bargallie from United Realty Bringelly said.
“Early feedback was that there was ‘no way’ it would sell for more than it did previously since the market is believed to have come back by 10 per cent, but I had five solid offers which pushed up the sale price,” she said.
The property went under contract between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the sale cooled off over the weekend.
Ms Bargallie said the huge level of buyer interest came as no surprise, given the property is considered one of the suburb’s best.
“That pool area is absolutely stunning and the home has a really nice feel to it, especially because it backs onto bushland.”
While it is private on a 4000 sqm parcel of land, the property is less than 5km from the heart of Camden.
The house features high recessed ceilings, French doors, plantation shutters and travertine tiles in the common areas.
The kitchen adjoins a butler’s pantry and is fitted with glass splashbacks, a wine fridge and a central island breakfast bar that seats four.
Three of five large bedrooms come with sensor lighting and the main, connected to a private outdoor area, has a swanky ensuite complete with underfloor heating.
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According to the selling agent, the vendors were a couple with two young children. They put the property on the market with plans to move out of area for work.
The new owners are a local couple who wanted to upsize in Grasmere. One of the buyers is said to be high-up in the fitness industry.