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Queens­land: $2.7m, 24 Cy­press Court, Minyama, three­level home on 840sq mwith four bed­rooms, 44m wrap­around pool, deck over the wa­ter, pon­toon and eight-car garage. (Ken Guy Mooloolaba)

NSW: $3.4m, 46 John St, Wool­lahra, three-bed­room re­mod­elled home with north­fac­ing gar­den and two bal­conies. (Brad­field & Pritchard Dou­ble Bay)

Vic­to­ria: $4m, 924 Burke Rd, Bal­wyn, five-bed­room con­tem­po­rary home with mar­ble fin­ishes and par­quetry floors on 1700sq m. (Mar­shall White)

Hunter: 29 Steven­son Place, New­cas­tle, $1.69m

THIS six-bed­room Vic­to­rian house in New­cas­tle’s east end was built by a lord mayor in 1897. It is owned by Mag­gie Haertsch and is used at present as short-stay ac­com­mo­da­tion.

New­cas­tle is two hours’ drive north of Syd­ney.

The house fea­tures high ceil­ings, kauri pine floors and dec­o­ra­tive fea­tures.

The prop­erty also in­cludes the ad­join­ing ter­race house.

In to­tal there are four bath­rooms, two kitchens, nine fire­places and four first-floor ve­ran- das with sea and har­bour views.

There are also court­yard gar­dens and a tim­ber stu­dio with bull-nose ve­randa, all on land to­talling 428.9sq m.

New­cas­tle beach and the har­bour are at each end of the street.

The list­ing agent is So­nia Walkom of Walkom Line­hans First Na­tional New­cas­tle.

Syd­ney’s east: 5/40 Wunulla Rd, Point Piper, $1.4m-plus

DAVID Cowan, founder and di­rec­tor of gar­den main­te­nance and land­scap­ing busi­ness The Green Gar­den Scene, and his wife Kylie, a for­mer Syd­ney ra­dio ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive, are sell­ing their in­vest­ment prop­erty and re­lo­cat­ing to Mel­bourne.

The 162sq m top-floor art deco apart­ment has been in David’s fam­ily for 45 years and is in a block of six.

It has three bed­rooms, two art deco bath­rooms and views across Rose Bay. The main bed­room opens to a sun­room, while the lounge room opens to a bal­cony. There is also a din­ing room and a kitchen with tim­ber cab­i­netry and gran­ite bench­tops.

Fea­tures in­clude orig­i­nal jar­rah floors and high ceil­ings with or­nate cor­nices.

The prop­erty goes to auc­tion to­day through Tu­lia Whippy and David Vereker of Belle Prop­erty Dou­ble Bay.

Hunter: 17 Short­land St, Red­head, $1.9m

AR­NALDO and Con­cetta De An­to­nis have reared their fam­ily in this house in Red­head, an es­tab­lished beach­side sub­urb about 20km south of New­cas­tle’s cen­tral busi­ness district, but want to move closer to grand­chil­dren.

Called Brezza Di Mare, the two-level house has ocean views and is close to Red­head beach, Glen­rock La­goon, Lake Mac­quarie, Charlestown and Belmont.

It has about 598sq m of liv­ing space. On the ground level is an en­try foyer, lounge and din­ing rooms, a kitchen with five-burner gas cooker and is­land bench, fam­ily room, bath­room, fifth bed­room or study, and a cel­lar.

On the top floor is an­other foyer, four bed­rooms, two bath­rooms, a sauna, and a games and mu­sic room that opens to the rear pa­tio.

Fea­tures in­clude tinted storm­rated win­dows, a gym, gazebo, built-in bar­be­cue, self-con­tained re­treat, wet bars, solid tim­ber doors and an un­der­ground rain­wa­ter tank. The own­ers can be con­tacted on 0432 693 304 or (02) 4944 8668.

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