Bushland retreat is still near the city
Burnett ( former owner of the famous Sydney home Boomerang) and wife Carolyn, proprietors of Peter’s Fish Market on Queensland’s Gold Coast, are selling their Dural home.
On more than 3ha of lawn, gardens and natural bush, the grand six- bedroom home has its own lake with Monet- style footbridge. The centre of the home is a rainforest atrium open to the sky.
The estate is 35 minutes by freeway from Sydney’s CBD. It has four bathrooms, two open fireplaces and a large games room with bar.
The living space has floor- to- ceiling glass and overlooks the pool, lake, tennis court and landscaped grounds. The home sits at the end of a private tree- lined driveway. The selling agents are Harry Martin and Alfons Jakstas of Classique Residential. Address: 1029 Old Northern Road, Dural, NSW Price range: $ 3.7 million to $ 3.95 million 2BLUESTONE,
a Federation- style homestead at the end of a paved driveway, is the home of property investors and developers Alex and Cherie Panas. It is a five- bedroom executive home on nearly 8.5ha. The estate has riding trails, dressage arena, pool and room to entertain poolside in the loggia- style pavilion.
The home has high decorative ceilings and an ornate fireplace. There are formal and informal living and dining rooms and the master bedroom has a walk- in wardrobe, dressing room, ensuite with corner spa. It has reverse- cycle airconditioning, a bore, six water tanks, an animal shed, a garage for four cars and a carport for another four. The selling agents are Toop and Toop and L. J. Hooker, Stirling. Address: 20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater SA Price: $ 3.5 million 3THE
country home of leading legal couple Stephen and Marianne Stern ( he’s a partner with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and she’s an intellectual property barrister), is on the market.
They bought the property in 1994 and renovated it into an elegant five- bedroom, three- bathroom home away from home.
Set on about 1.7ha, it has views of the surrounding vineyards and Western Port.
There are formal and informal living areas, a bar and a parents’ wing with a study, ensuite bathroom and walk- in wardrobe.
It also boasts a separate office or guest accommodation, and lock- up garaging.
Also on offer is an additional 10ha planted with pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, with sheds, a dam and pumping rights. The buyer of the house will have first right to purchase the adjoining vineyard.
The listing agents are Prue McLaughlin and Andrew Hines of Kay and Burton, Flinders. Address: 105 Tucks Road, Main Ridge, Vic Price: $ 3.2 million ($ 1.7 million- plus for house/ land, $ 1.3- 1.5 million for vineyard)