Can you believe it’s just four weeks until Christmas? This time of year can feel both joyful and exhausting as we all race to wrap up projects at work and get the Christmas shopping done, all while navigating a social calendar that threatens to burst the bindings of even the sturdiest of diaries.
Of course, if you’re on the lookout for a new home, there’s a whole other level of excitement and anxiety – particularly given the heavy demand from buyers and renters alike.
If we can offer any comfort, it’s that we’re seeing a flood of listings come to market. This weekend we’re set for yet another Super Saturday, with over 100 auctions scheduled.
There are some remarkable homes on the market that are sure to make your Saturdays, packed with open homes, more exhilarating than exhausting. My tip? Don’t forget to load up on Christmas treats along the way – think of it as self-care, sustenance and supporting local all rolled into one festive little package.
It comes as little surprise that the sellers held onto this four-bedroom home for 44 years.
There’s so much to love, from the charming heritage features to the renovated bathrooms and kitchens, and the beautiful established garden featuring vegetable patches and fruit trees.
The sunroom, with a raked ceiling and wood fire heater, provides a second living area that can be enjoyed year-round, and a large deck and fire pit provide space for outdoor entertaining.
With close proximity to Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve and Hindmarsh Drive, you truly get the best of both worlds.
Price guide: $1 million +
Auction: 5pm, December 4
Agent: LJ Hooker Manuka, Samuel Thompson 0412 300 774
This four-bedroom home offers a unique floor plan providing a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living zones.
The kitchen overlooks the family room, which flows out through stacker doors onto the large deck. Similarly, the open-plan dining and lounge area connects to a wraparound verandah.
Every bedroom was built with space and privacy a top consideration. The master bedroom sits at the back of the home with expansive windows and a wealth of natural light.
Other features of the home include a water tank with a pump, double glazed windows throughout and a double garage that offers plenty of storage for those who need it.
Price guide: $1.25 million +
Auction: 3pm, December 4
Agent: Solely Properties, Andrew Thorpe 0402 017 912
Fans of the Hamptons style are sure to enjoy this home. Elements such as plantation shutters, shaker cabinetry and a feature fireplace mantle lend a sense of coastal luxury.
With four bedrooms, a study area and a large backyard with a deck and outdoor kitchen, this home is perfect for families.
Natural light pours into the living areas thanks to the skylit void and sun-soaked northerly aspect which also contributes to the property’s 6-star energy rating.
With new drainage, plumbing, electrical and lighting throughout, as well as a security alarm system, amongst a host of other new features, all that’s left to do is pack your bags and move right in.
Price guide: $1.25 million +
Auction: 10.30am, December 4
Agent: Blackshaw Manuka, Christine Bassingthwaighte 0428 139 969
Day-dreaming of a country escape conjures images synonymous with the home at 2 Dog Trap Road. Even the street name is quintessentially “off the beaten track” and full of rural cheek.
There are over four hectares of land at your disposal, but the property already comes equipped with all of the premium farmland features you can wish for – a find that will make you feel like you’re living in your own private country club.
Horses are a must, with a horse arena, stables, feed shed, tack room and wash bay situated towards the back of the property.
A shaded clay tennis court calls for leisurely weekend games with the family, and a solar-heated indoor pool with a fountain is a tranquil place for a dip all year round. A drink at the in-house bar is a superb way to round out the day.
The surrounding established gardens are the epitome of elegance, offering a stunning outlook whether inside or outside the home. The back patio is a particularly sophisticated spot for brunch or tea.
Price guide: $2 million +
Agent: Independent Inner North & City, Graham Bush 0427 225 823