Location: Lower North Shore of Sydney, NSW

Meet Alun and Angela! Will Veronica help them find the home their dreaming of?

  • Search Location: Lower North Shore of Sydney, NSW
  • Budget: $2.3 to $2.5million

The Brief: Alun and Angela have a clear vision of what they want: a stylish renovated home, with a smart floor plan suited to a family with young children. After living in Britain, and the cold weather that comes with it, they are determined to enjoy all that Sydney has to offer, including a house and garden that doesn’t require a huge amount of maintenance. Another priority is a location which provides them with easy access to a village atmosphere, complete with cafes, restaurants and shops. With the eldest of their two children starting school next year, they want a place where they can feel as though they are part of the community. They are looking for a four bedroom, free standing family home and the great Australian backyard, with a pool - or room for one, and an alfresco dining / BBQ area. Ideally they also want to be close enough to the bridge so they have easy access to enjoy city life.

Neutral Bay

  • Sale Price: $2m +
  • Land Size: 427sqm
  • Agent: Belle Property

Property Description
A clever renovation has created an atmosphere that is modern and filled with character. Four of the five bedrooms have period features, whilst the fifth is a versatile loft bedroom with sitting area. The contemporary open plan living, dining and gourmet kitchen are set down from the bedrooms zones. The Caesarstone kitchen is well appointed with Miele appliances, excellent storage and glass splash backs. Thoughtfully designed for family living and inviting outdoor entertaining. With many stunning period features, including original fireplaces, this beautiful home provides an easy lifestyle just steps to a variety of eateries, shops and across the road to Neutral Bay Public School.

Area Description
Located on Sydney’s lower north shore, Neutral Bay is approximately five kilometres from Sydney’s CBD and is home to one of the most beautiful areas in Sydney. The hilly foreshores of Neutral Bay provide stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. The area boasts a wide array of parks and reserves, a vibrant café culture and shopping options. The area offers a wide range of schools and well-regarded childcare centres, such as Neutral Bay Public School, one of NSW top performing primary schools. Other schools within easy reach of Neutral Bay include Mosman High School, North Sydney Boys' and Girls' selective high schools, and a range of private schools including S.C.E.G.G.S, Queenwood, Scots College, Wenona and Monte St Angelo


  • Sale Price: Low $2m’s
  • Land Size: 420sqm
  • Agent: LJ Hooker Mosman

Property Description
This substantial four bedroom family home offers a lifestyle of space, style and convenience. It is discreetly set back from the street, whilst providing the convenience of Mosman Village’s boutique shopping, celebrated restaurants and vibrant cafes. Offering sophisticated, yet practical living areas, the adjoining lounge and dining rooms interact with the open-plan Caesarstone kitchen, whilst the addition of a TV room/playroom provides families with a valuable extra living space. Taking advantage ideal aspect, the upper level offers a north facing entertaining terrace with views over Balmoral and a built-in BBQ area.

Area Description
Located on Sydney’s lower north shore, Mosman is approximately eight kilometres from Sydney’s CBD and home to a number of beautiful city beaches including Balmoral beach, Chinamans beach and Clifton Gardens Reserve. From its elevated position many homes capitalise on Sydney Harbour and city line views. Homes range from units and Californian bungalows, to newly designed luxury town houses along with some of Sydney's finest grand period homes. With many dining options local restaurants include numerous Asian, Italian, Thai and modern Australian options. The length of military road offers a broad range of exclusive fashion and homeware stores. Mosman is also home to Sydney’s world famous Taronga Park Zoo. The medium house price in Mosman is $2.395m and the medium unit price is $740k


  • Sale Price: Low $2m’s
  • Land Size: 415 sqm
  • Agent: Clarke and Humel – Manly

Property Description
This stylish four bedroom newly built home has been designed with strong eco principles and function in mind. The kitchen is tastefully styled and the open plan living space leads out to a good sized garden. The tiled living room and upstairs bathrooms have under floor heating. Additional to the four upstairs bedrooms is a fifth downstairs bedroom, which could be used as a playroom or study. The elegant main bedroom features Catherine Martin designed wall paper, walk in robes and ensuite. 'Green' features include 5kw of Solar Energy panels on the roof and a 3,000l water tank with grey water pump function. The home has four years remaining on its new home owner’s warranty. Local schools and village are within easy walking distance. Both Freshwater and Curl Curl beaches are under 5 minutes away by car.

Area Description
Freshwater is located 17 kilometres north east of Sydney's CBD. Freshwater is often recognised as 'the Australian home of surfing'. In 1914 when world sprint swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku was touring Australia he fashioned a board modeled on those used in his native Hawaii and introduced surfboard riding at Freshwater Beach. A quiet and highly desirable suburb, the majority of homes in Freshwater are within easy walking distance to the beach. Many of the properties feature contemporary updates and multiple levels to capitalise on ocean and beach views. There are still some un-renovated houses, as well as a good number of apartment complexes. Freshwater village provides a good selection of conveniences; the closest large shopping complex is Warringah Mall in adjacent Brookvale. Freshwater is home to numerous cafés, parks and reserves. The medium house price is $1.325m with medium unit price at $570k


  • Sale Price: $1.7m
  • Land Size: 580sqm
  • Agent: McGrath Lindfield

Property Description
With loads of charm and elegance, this cute bungalow has been renovated with a great use of space and a focus on fluid indoor/outdoor living. It is set on a quiet, level block in one of Willoughby's most sought after streets close to shops and schools. It features four double bedrooms with built-ins and high ornate ceilings, with two of the bedrooms leading to a tessellated tile sunroom or study. With modern bathrooms and laundry, and featuring streamlined glass bifolds leading to an entertaining terrace, the level lawns are ideal for family living. There is also easy access to the city and Chatswood shopping precinct, and a short stroll to Willoughby shopping, schools, bus and Bales Park.

Area Description
Willoughby is a peaceful, leafy suburb popular with young families who enjoy its proximity to the city and the period charm of its architecture. Most homes in Willoughby were built after the 1920s and consist of predominantly California bungalows, with some Federation homes and Art Deco semis. There is a mix of Italian, Armenian, French and modern Australian restaurants and cafés on Willoughby Road and Penshurst Street. Nearby is the shopping precinct of Chatswood. Willoughby is located 8.5km north of the CBD and there are easy public transport option to both the city and Chatswood Station. It has a number of sporting and recreational complexes and the area is home to a number of highly regarded primary and high schools. The medium house price is $1.4mil and the medium unit price is $650k.


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