An eye-catching western Sydney home has hit the market for the first time — and it is set to send price records tumbling.
Featuring stone bath tubs each weighing 900kg, close to $100,000 worth of travertine, and a resort-style pool with a sunken lounge, this Harrington Park home is a one-off design.
The modern mansion at 42 Castlemaine Circuit has been listed for sale with a $2.78 million price tag.
CoreLogic records reveal it will smash the suburb’s top residential price by $435,000 should it sell for that figure. The sum will also triple the $890,000 median house price in Harrington Park.
The ambitious five-bedroom house is the latest project by local resident and Skyview Homes owner, Jake Williams, who said it took 10 months to build.
“It is definitely out there but it is a one-of-a-kind design that is still homely — every room in the house has a purpose to it,” Mr Williams, 30, said.
“I love it; I am really proud of it and I know someone will fall in love with it,” he said.
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The company, which has completed several projects, is focused on delivering a standout home each year with the help of a different architect each time.
Mr Williams bought the 702 sqm block of land in the Harrington Grove estate with grand plans for the site.
Off the back of creating a Balinese-inspired house, he wanted to deliver “something ultra-modern”.
Beyond the landscaped front path lined with maple trees, the grand entry foyer has water fountains, an off form concrete render and a glass door spanning 3.7m x 1.8m.
Cedar panelling was added to parts of the exterior to soften the bold design and complement the nature reserve set across the road, according to the builder.
Inside, a double height void showcases a light textured wall that contrasts well against a dark timber staircase, travertine tiles and splashes of a marble-style stone.
As well as show-stopping pieces in the common areas, such as a double sided fireplace, there is also a resort-style pool with a raised glass spa, a wading area for the kids and a sunken lounge — surrounded by water — for the parents to enjoy.
Mr Williams has spent recent months adding the finishing touches while living in the house with wife, Jade Barroquiero, and one-year-old daughter, Mihayla Williams.
The same day the property was launched online, on Friday, the young parents welcomed their second daughter, Saige James Williams.
“As a builder, the key things for me have to be the internal planter boxes, because they add greenery, and the pool, but when it comes to features for the family, we have spent a lot of time in the cinema room — it’s our favourite place to be,” Mr Williams said.
Ideal for couples or growing families, the house comes with expansive bedrooms all fitted with walk-in wardrobes.
The main bedroom is a highlight with its bespoke wardrobe and it comes with a large window which frames the leafy view.
The property also has a covered entertainment area, a guest bedroom and study, and basement parking for three cars.
Listing agent Troy Holmes from Belle Property Narellan said he was expecting the property to generate plenty of interest from buyers wanting a luxury home in Sydney.
“It’s important for people to know there are prestige homes in this area — you don’t have to go to Cronulla or other waterfront suburbs to get that because there are incredible, architect-designed homes in our backyard,” Mr Holmes said.
The agent sold another of Mr Williams’ local builds about two years ago. It then set a suburb record and was snapped up by owner occupiers from Mascot.
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He said this property was not the type to attract 30 groups to each open home due to the price point and design, but it would pique the interest of buyers who like to entertain.
“It is quite possible a local buyer might be attracted to it but it is the type of home you move suburbs or interstate for,” Mr Holmes said.
The popular suburb is home to more than 10,000 people and 94 per cent of its properties are detached houses. It saw 204 sales in the 12 months to October.