A LUXE LIFESTYLE IN A SERENE SETTING
While knockdown rebuild projects are generally associated with city sites, they have also become a way to create a dream homestead.
Richard says the acreage blocks are typically five acres in the Hills district in Sydney’s northwest where Gremmo Homes often builds.
“In the Dural area and surrounds, generally speaking, it’s a knockdown rebuild situation where you might have had a house from the ’60s or ’70s that’s seen out its expected lifespan,” he says.
“A lot of the time what’s enticing about these sites is they’ve already got a nice shed on there, the house is a little bit old, but it might have a nice pool or tennis court.
“Some assets with the older properties can be renovated and utilised as well.
“Some people are into equestrian sports and there might be some stables on the property to keep horses and large paddocks and fences, and often that’s a large expense if you’re starting from scratch. Although the home might be a knockdown rebuild, a lot of the time the other infrastructure on the property can be used.”
Richard says people building new acreage homes typically get a larger garage.
“A double- or triple-car garage can become a four- or six-car garage on a lot of these rural properties because often people will have rideon mowers to accommodate,” he says.
“You can include mud rooms, cellars, games rooms. It’s always a good opportunity to enjoy resort-style living, to have a really large alfresco area and you can include almost a full kitchen in your alfresco area.
“You can have pools and tennis courts and plenty of room for the kids to kick a footy and have pets. It’s a really great lifestyle for kids to have animals. You can get off the Playstation and get them outside to enjoy the fresh air.”
This home built at Dural by Gremmo Homes includes beautiful landscaping, alfresco areas and a pool. Picture: Ian Mainsbridge