Views across water seal deal
A LONGUEVILLE family will now wake up to sweeping sights of Sydney each morning, after securing a three-storey house in the suburb’s most sought-after pocket for $7.41 million.
No. 65 Arabella St had more than 100 inspections and went under the hammer on Saturday with two registered bidders.
Belle Property Lane Cove’s Simon Harrison, who sold the listing with Kim Walters, said the two parties battled it out for the fourbedder once bidding kicked off at $6.5 million.
“It started with $100,000 increments and dropped down to the $70,000s then $50,000s and so on,” Mr Harrison said.
“The home was called on the market at $7.31 million.”
It achieved the suburb’s top auction result to date, he said.
The contemporary residence, featuring a stone kitchen, lift, triple garage and garden courtyard, is on 647sqm. The top two levels focus on uninterrupted water views which stretch towards the Harbour Bridge.
This can be enjoyed from bedrooms, the formal lounge and dining room, and two terraces spanning the width of the house.
Mr Harrison said it was this kind of scenery that attracted buyers to the popular street.
“It is one of, if not the best, streets in Longueville, and everyone who moves to Arabella St is there for the harbour and city skyline views,” he said.
The sleek and stylish house was built in 2002 by the vendors, an older couple, who were happy it sold to a local family. The buyers were upsizing, Mr Harrison said.
The agents also sold a waterfront home in the suburb at auction. The fivebedder at 3a Norfolk Rd sold for an undisclosed price above $4 million.
Mr Harrison said the local market was strong despite a drop in the number of bidders registering for auctions.
“Results are still holding firm and the top end is performing the best,” he said.
The Arabella St, Longueville, property has stunning views.