Often a house is pitched either to a young family or to an older family. It is rare to find one that suits both well.
On the northern beaches of Sydney there is one suburb where more than 32 per cent of the population are aged 19 and under. Seaforth is a suburb full of freestanding family homes aimed at professional families wanting the full suburban lifestyle within easy reach of the city.
Matt Brady, of Belle Property Seaforth, said the needs of little children and older ones are quite different and often a property works better for one group than another. But he is discovering a five-bedroom house in Seaforth is attracting equal numbers of interested parties, young and older families alike.
“It has a deep grassed garden for younger children and good separation of space for families with older children,” he said.
Number 11 Judith St, Seaforth is a two-storey home on 550sqm of land close to quality schools, local shops and nature reserves.
The house is within the catchment of Balgowlah North Public School, a very popular local primary school. It is not far from a preschool and the up and coming boys high school, Balgowlah Boys. Forest High School is within easy reach up Wakehurst Parkway as well as some of the major independent schools in Sydney.
The property also has potential to put in a pool in the deep back yard which would suit all ages.
Mr Brady said there has been a spike in market activity over the last couple of weeks but he is not expecting to see a rush of stock as the market heads towards winter.
This family home has been designed to take full advantage of natural light, good airflow and large spaces. There is a north-facing lounge room with French doors opening to a porch, open-plan family and dining room opening to the rear deck and a smart kitchen with stone breakfast island bench and integrated Blanco and Smeg appliances.
A study with built-in desk extends onto the rear deck and has a green and tranquil outlook.
And there are two bedrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs is the main bedroom facing due north for maximum sun and two more bedrooms, both with built-ins, plus a balcony overlooking the garden accessed by two of the rooms.
There is a double carport for the family cars plus a garden shed.
This pocket of Seaforth is sought-after and quiet with sports fields and reserves nearby.
The house is booked to go to auction on election day, Saturday May 18 at 2pm. There is plenty of time to vote, grab a sausage sizzle and then attend the auction. The guide for this very practical family home is $1.8 million.