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In this issue, we take you to Tassie with a look inside Leighton House, a charming Georgian cottage built in 1840, that has been reimagined into an idyllic haven perfect for family-friendly getaways. In our Area Guide, we shine a light on Orange in the Central Tablelands of NSW, famous for its gourmet food, cool-climate wines and stunning landscapes. Orange delights year-round with warm summers, snowy winters, and the colourful gardens of spring and autumn. We’ve also got tips for keeping your home warm in the cooler months (without blowing out your energy bill) as well as all the best events happening in your city this month – from cheese festivals to winter markets and cocktails worth leaving your house for. Enjoy the issue. Holly Perks, Editor in Chief EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Holly Perks CONTRIBUTORS Bella Brennan Jessica Bosco Jessica Clark Alyssa Forato Nicky Bonin Kelsey Harrington Madeleine King Olivia Storrie GRAPHIC DESIGN Emily Tyers EDITORIAL, PARTNERSHIPS & ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES COVER Photography: Adam Gibson, Tassie Gem A celebration of history and modernity is realised in this dramatic restoration. Sitchu Picks Take your style to new heights with these home, beauty and fashion buys. Outstanding Orange A thriving regional hub nestled in the foothills of Mount Canobolas in the NSW Central Tablelands. The Scene The weather may be a little frosty, but the array of new events, openings and experiences happening this month are red-hot. Winter-Proof Your Home Avoid higher electricity bills by making your home more energy efficient during the cooler months. Local Getaways Head to Australia’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Luxury Properties Around the Globe An exclusive look at lavish properties brought to you by Luxury Portfolio International. Property Guide Discover beautiful properties currently available to buy in Australia. 02. 04. 06. 08. 11. 12. 14. 16. © Sitchu 2024 Sitchu Magazine has taken constant care to make sure that content is accurate on the date of publication. The views expressed in the articles reflect the author(s) opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher and editor. The published material, adverts, editorials and all other content is published in a good faith. Sitchu Magazine cannot guarantee and accepts no liability for any loss or damage of any kind caused by this publication and errors and for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers. Instagram @sitchu.brisbane @sitchu.adelaide @sitchu.canberra @sitchu.perth @sitchu.tasmania Facebook sitchusydney | sitchumelbourne sitchubrisbane | sitchuadelaide sitchucanberra | sitchuperth sitchutasmania Pinterest @sitchuau TikTok @sitchu.australia Linkedin @sitchu Connect with us What’s Inside 02. 08. Welcome 06. SITCHU MAGAZINE

HOME TOUR 02 TassieGem A celebration of history and modernity is realised in the dramatic restoration of an inviting homestead in Northern Tasmania.

In the undulating hills of Northern Tasmania, Leighton House makes its mark by seamlessly blending historical preservation with a fresh, contemporary design. Under the passionate eye of owner Genevieve Taubman and her husband Hamish Campbell, this charming Georgian cottage, built in 1840, has been reimagined into an idyllic haven perfect for family-friendly farm stays. When the couple took over the property, which had been in the family for over 40 years and can sleep up to 12 guests, they had a clear vision for its restoration. Located moments from the historic Evandale village, they turned to award-winning Hobart-based architects, Core Collective Architects, to bring their exciting idea to life. “We wanted to preserve and celebrate the original Georgian cottage, adding a new wing for modern-day entertaining. The house is very much where we want to bring friends and family together to make memories to last a lifetime, and we would like other people to do the same,” Genevieve explains. Core Collective’s design genius is evident in its thoughtful approach to blending the historical and contemporary elements of Leighton House. The new wing, adorned with local brick, subtly recedes into the landscape, allowing the original Georgian cottage to remain the focal point as it draws your eye in with its gleaming white hue. “Celebrating the original house, the new wing does not interfere with the beautiful Georgian symmetry of the old house. It sits lightly against it with a glass atrium and courtyard to create a beautiful meeting of old and new,” Genevieve says of the fusing of the two buildings. The steel windows of the extension offer mesmerising views of the surrounding farmland, emphasising the connection between the interior and the natural world outside. Genevieve and Hamish’s collaboration with interior expert Kirsten Bookallil from Stanwix Studios brings a contemporary twist to the classic country house aesthetic. Forgoing predictable country tropes and opting for more vibrant and playful elements, the interiors are a treat for the eyes. Thick, lustrous rugs, colourful couches, woven leather chairs, and a stunning Tasmanian oak dining table set the tone for a lively and inviting atmosphere. “We wanted it to be pretty and have fun with colour throughout the house. We have had quite a lot of fun with bedrooms and bathrooms and the detailed elements you may not be able to do in an everyday house,” Genevieve notes. Designed for gatherings and family fun, Leighton House features an open-plan kitchen, well-appointed entertaining areas, a pizza oven, an expansive deck, and 300 acres of farmland to explore. The wellness space, complete with a hot tub, sauna, and yoga platform, offers a peaceful place to rest and recharge, with beautiful views of the paddocks to soak up. “Kids just love the hot tub. Sitting in the hot tub overlooking the horses in the paddock is incredible. For adults, the space serves as a yoga platform in the morning, followed by a sauna and cold shower,” Genevieve says. The bunk room, with six double bunks and a separate living area, is a haven for children, ensuring comfort and fun for guests of all ages. The design of Leighton House is deeply rooted in the enchanting natural beauty of the landscape. The choice of materials and earthy colour palettes reflect the local landscape, with natural sandstone, white gravel, and carbonneutral bricks from the town of Longford grounding the house in its environment. Contemporary Australian artworks by Angus McDonald, Pamela Pauline, and Guy Maestri are teamed with Georgian antiques and artefacts from Tasmania’s early settlers to demonstrate the blending of old and new further. “Each bedroom has signature artwork that feels very Australian,” Genevieve shares. Genevieve says she couldn’t be more thrilled with the homestead, which is elegant, fun, and understated and encourages guests to “celebrate the best that life has to offer.” “I loved working with my husband on this project. We were a real team and loved every minute of it. He had the vision long before and has worked hard to get the farm back in order and into a position that we could undertake the project,” Genevieve concludes. Interior Design: Kirsten Bookallil from Stanwix Studios @kirstenbookallil Photographer: Adam Gibson Stylist: Core Collective Architects @core_collective Builder: Inhabit Construction @inhabitconstruction Words: Bella Brennan @bellarosebrennan SITCHU MAGAZINE Explore More Stylish Homes Peek inside exquisite properties and boutique accommodation across Australia and hear what inspired the architects, interior designers and homeowners. “Celebrating the original house, the new wing does not interfere with the beautiful Georgian symmetry of the old house. It sits lightly against it with a glass atrium and courtyard to create a beautiful meeting of old and new.” — Genevieve Taubman

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Neighbourhood Along the foothills of Mount Canobolas in the Central Tablelands of NSW lies Orange, a thriving regional hub. Known for its bustling commercial centres and charming main streets, Orange offers a unique blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. The town boasts a diverse population, attracting young families, retirees, and professionals alike, all drawn to its relaxed lifestyle and thriving economy. The proximity to Charles Sturt University in Bathurst also brings a growing student population, adding to the town’s vibrant mix. Historic buildings and boutique stores coexist with well-established big-name brands catering to Orange and its surrounding towns. The architectural charm of country cottages with spectacular seasonal gardens complements the surrounding hobby farms and sprawling farmland. The town is well-connected with a range of public and private schools, and its status as a major centre is underscored by efficient transport links, including trains, buses, and a local airport. Things to Do Born in the shadows of the extinct volcano Mount Canobolas, Orange is Australia’s highestaltitude wine region. Renowned for its relaxed vibe, local cuisine, and spectacular vistas, this cool-climate wonderland is paradise for wine enthusiasts. There’s just about a winery around every corner and countless cellar doors, all boasting exquisite drops. Food lovers are in for a treat with trendy cafes, gourmet bakeries, and fine dining restaurants that serve innovative dishes using local produce. Monthly farmers’ markets, bursting with local growers and producers, give a taste of what can be discovered along Orange’s Foodie Trail, and the town is also home to Australia’s longestrunning regional food festival, Orange F.O.O.D Week, held annually in April. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy hiking in Nangar National Park or exploring limestone caves at Borenore Caves. Additionally, the town offers various recreational facilities, playing fields, racecourses, golf clubs, and sporting centres. Lifestyle Orange offers a laid-back lifestyle enriched by acclaimed wineries, vibrant local food scene, and stunning natural surroundings. It delights year-round with warm summers, snowy winters, and the colourful gardens of spring and autumn. Known as a fruit-growing district, the town produces apples, pears, cherries, peaches, apricots, and plums, among other fresh produce. This abundance has established Orange as a gourmet food destination where farmgate produce and cool-climate wines are celebrated, drawing in holidaymakers eager to experience this homegrown goodness. The lifestyle in Orange is further enhanced by its scenic drives, parks, and gardens. Residents can enjoy panoramic views of the countryside, explore hiking trails, or simply take in the beauty of their surroundings. The town’s vibrant community life is supported by a variety of events and festivals that bring people together. It’s welcoming and fun – the perfect blend! Orange is a truly magical part of the world, loved for its stunning natural landscapes, world-class wineries, and gourmet food scene. Equally, the flourishing cosmopolitan lifestyle is unbeatable, making it one of the most liveable spots in Australia. – Peter McCormack, Principal | Belle Property Orange AREA GUIDE Orange Outstanding A vibrant regional hub nestled in the foothills of Mount Canobolas, Orange is famous for its gourmet food, cool-climate wines, stunning landscapes, and welcoming, diverse community. 06

Hey Rosie Bar Orange Botanic Gardens Hillside Harvest For cosy and convivial vibes, head straight to this intimate 20-seat wine bar in the heart of town. Indulge in drops from a curated list of international wines and local small producers, alongside seasonal plates of cheese and cured meats, tinned seafood and hand-rolled pasta. Their hand-churned butter is divine! If you’re looking to get a dose of fresh country air, pay a visit to the 17 hectares of rolling lawns and lush plants at Orange Botanic Gardens. The impressive range of native and exotic flora, stunning scenery, relaxing spots for a family picnic and walking trails will entrance – and may have you roaming about for hours! Experience the ultimate in country charm at Hillside Harvest. This family-run orchard offers activities for all ages. When in season, pick juicy apples, cherries, and berries, or enjoy a picnic with a Harvest Hamper. During the off-season, you can still visit the Hillside Farm Store and Cafe to grab some local goodies. 300 Hill Street, Orange 1209 The Escort Way, Borenore 301 Summer Street, Orange Loving our Area Guide? Discover the best places to drink, dine, shop and play in your neighbourhood on our website. If you’re in the market for a sea change, you may even find the next suburb to call home. The Union Bank Hotel A local go-to, The Union Bank Hotel’s menu shifts regularly. Think boundary-pushing delights as well as tried and tested hearty favourites that are guided by the seasons. An array of dining spaces allows flexibility; choose from the sunny bar and courtyard or The Schoolhouse Restaurant if you’re feeling extra fancy. 84 Byng Street, Orange Jumbled For a dose of retail therapy, visit Jumbled. Housed in an old Masonic Hall, a shop here is unlike any other retail experience, with exposed brick walls, bright bedroom displays, walls of colourful artwork, and a little coffee shop on-site to ensure you are well-caffeinated during your visit. The Sonic, 33-35 Sale St, Orange Philip Shaw Wines One of Australia’s most celebrated winemakers, Philip Shaw, established his Orange vineyard back in 1989. This family-run winery features a tasting room, restaurant, and wedding venue centered around a gorgeously restored stone barn, offering wines of bright fruit flavour, elegance, and complexity. 100 Shiralee Road, Orange Jesse Smith for Destination NSW @philipshawwines DRINK PLAY EAT @unionbankorange Steve Popovich for Destination NSW @hillsideharvest @orangecitycouncil @heyroseybar Eric Yip for Destination NSW @jumbledonline SITCHU MAGAZINE Left image credit: Destination NSW

DISHES, DESTINATIONS & EXPERIENCES VIC The Scene Rug up and get out because while the weather might be a little frosty, the array of new events happening around the country this month are red-hot! Think cheese festivals oozing with in-cheddar-ble talent, rooftop bars transformed into winter havens, sunset markets and a new sandwich shop from culinary legend, Matt Moran. QLD 08 Lina Rooftop One of Brissie’s favourite rooftop bars is once again transforming into a winter haven, serving up cosy private igloos, flaming cocktails and fondue. Each igloo can cater for six to eight guests so take the chance to gather a few of your favourites and enjoy a private space. Rooftop bar but make it cosy! 74/80 Tribune Street, South Brisbane @lina.rooftop NGV Friday Nights: Winter Masterpieces Welcoming the winter season, NGV Friday Nights returns with a recharged and reimagined program celebrating the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Pharaoh. Expect the usual extended late-night access to this blockbuster exhibition, alongside a vibrant lineup of music residencies, pop-up performances, and Middle Eastern-inspired food and drink. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through three thousand years of ancient Egyptian art and culture, featuring over 500 works including monumental sculptures, exquisite jewellery, and intricate coffins. 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne @ngvmelbourne Tom Ross for NGV Media NSW Mould If you count cheese as a hobby, not a food group, you’ll want to pop by Australia’s premier cheese event when it touches down in Sydney between Friday 26th July and Sunday 28th July. What can you expect? Over 100 varieties of cheese of every kind, ready and waiting to be sampled in a fun festival atmosphere. There will also be plenty of cheese-adjacent producers present slinging everything you need for an at-home cheese festival of your own. Tickets are $49 per person and include all cheese tastings plus a cooler bag for any cheese purchases. Carriageworks, Sydney @mouldcheese Mould Lina Rooftop

SITCHU MAGAZINE &Sando Single O coffee, seasonal deli-style sandwiches and freshly baked pastries - &Sando is Matt Moran’s latest triple threat. Think made-to-order steak, spicy deli and field mushroom sandwiches plus a swathe of rolling specials set against a sleek cafe backdrop popping with emerald green features. You’ll definitely want to add a stop to the list this weekend! 148 Bunda Street, Canberra @and_sando &Sando ACT WA Want to know What’s On? Discover the best places to drink, dine, stay and play. From new bars and restaurants to hidden gems, festivals, exhibitions and more. Scarborough Sunset Markets: Winter Edition Bringing the winter feeds and wholesome vibes to the beautiful Scarborough promenade, this year’s winter markets are back and bigger than ever. Find your favourite global food trucks around the iconic Scarborough Clocktower and throughout the arbours, as well as an array of wonderfully curated artisan market stalls. Pop on your winter cosies and sip mulled wine around the fire pit, as beats from the beloved local markets DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to your wintery Saturday sundowners. Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Scarborough @scarborough_sunset_markets Trap Inventive cocktails crafted up by a friendly duo of wizard-level mixologists are what you can expect from this new hidden gem in Adelaide. A basement bar espousing good drinks and good times, it’s open Thursday through Sunday until late. Regular cocktail specials are at play and are often only on the menu for a week. Come for a hip hop mic night and drinks you won’t try anywhere else; stay for the fun, good vibes and cool atmosphere. Basement, Cold Chisel Lane, Adelaide @trap.adl SA Scarborough Sunset Markets Trap

PROPERTY FEATURE Osley Park 38 Reiners Road, Highvale QLD Unquestionably Samford Valley’s finest offering, this extraordinary property is a luxury lifestyle dream. Located on 100 acres, formerly the Samford Country Club and golf course, it features a magnificent main residence, a contemporary three-bedroom workers’ cottage, and multiple outbuildings. The main residence boasts large open-plan living spaces, cathedral ceilings, and green views and a separate guest residence includes a deluxe kitchen and private garden. Ideal for entertaining, the property has manicured lawns, established gardens, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, five dams and fenced paddocks. This estate is perfect for those seeking space, style, and comfort. 7 5 14 KEY FEATURES • Resort-styling living • Separate three-bedroom guest residence • Two swimming pools and two tennis courts PRICE GUIDE Expressions of Interest GEORGIE HAUG 0411 184 561 VIEW THE FULL LISTING HERE PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT “Osley Park Estate is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure Brisbane’s closest useable 100acre land holding and formerly the site of the much-cherished local Samford Country Club and golf course. This very unique property is like no other and offers the true lifestyle dream; it is the last holding of its style in Samford Valley.” Georgie Haug, Agent Belle Property Samford 2 2

Looking for more tips for your property, or thinking about buying or selling your home? Visit Winter-Proof Your Home with These Top Energy-Saving Tips As winter settles in and daylight dwindles, making your home more energy efficient is crucial to avoid higher energy bills. Here are some practical tips to help lower your average monthly electricity costs. Understanding your energy usage is key. Heating and cooling consume the most energy, followed by appliances, water heating, and lighting. With rising energy prices in Australia, winter-proofing your home can significantly reduce your bills. Energy Saving with Your Heater Thermostat management is key to efficient heating. Set your thermostat to a moderate 18-21°C and use a timer to pre-heat your space before you need it. This approach ensures your home remains comfortable without overworking your heating system. Additionally, closing off unused rooms can prevent your heating system from wasting energy on spaces that don’t need to be heated. Maximising Heat Retention To retain heat, close your curtains and blinds at night, trapping warmth inside your home. Draught-proofing your home by sealing gaps around windows and doors can also help retain heat, reducing energy consumption and making your heating system more efficient. Natural Drying Save energy by air-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer. Utilise a clothesline or a clothes airer near a sunny window to take advantage of natural drying, which is both energy-efficient and cost-effective. Upgrade to EnergyEfficient Appliances Replacing old appliances with energy-efficient models can significantly reduce energy consumption. Consider using LED light bulbs, which are more cost-effective, use less energy, and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, further contributing to energy savings. Consider Solar Solutions Solar panels generate electricity from sunlight, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources. To maximise the benefits of solar energy, schedule high-energy appliances to run during daylight hours. This optimises solar energy usage, further lowering your energy bills and making your home more eco-friendly. Quick Fixes to Reduce Your Energy Bill • Layer Up: Wear warm clothes indoors to reduce heating needs. • Natural Heating: Use hot water bottles or extra blankets instead of electric blankets. • Thermostat Adjustment: Keep your heater at 18-21°C. • Zone Heating: Heat only the rooms you use. • Natural Light: Open curtains during the day for light and warmth, and close them at night to retain heat. • Natural Drying: Dry clothes outside or near sunny windows. • Insulating Blinds: These can reduce heat loss through windows. • Seal Gaps and Cracks: Seal gaps around doors, windows, and vents to prevent heat loss. Use retractable draught seals, door snakes, or draught-proofing strips. As well as these quick fixes, looking at long-term investments to improve your home’s energy efficiency can yield significant benefits. Insulating your walls and floors is an excellent way to reduce heat loss and improve overall energy efficiency. Additionally, using large quality rugs can help minimise heat loss through floors. Upgrading to double-glazed windows, especially in older homes, can further prevent heat loss and enhance your home’s insulation. Planning and investing in these energysaving measures will not only prepare your home for winter but also reduce your energy bills. Start by assessing where you can implement these changes to stay warm and save money this winter. SITCHU MAGAZINE

Nestled in New South Wales, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region, renowned for its lush vineyards and gourmet food. This scenic area offers picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and a plethora of activities, including wine tasting, hot air ballooning, and exploring national parks, making it a perfect getaway destination. LOCAL Getaways Hunter Valley LOCAL GETAWAYS Whether you’re after a decadent gourmet getaway or stylish city staycation, Belle Property Escapes connects you with the most luxurious holiday homes across Australia. Why travel overseas when the best destinations are on our doorstep? 12

Step away from the bustle of everyday life and retreat to the gorgeous countryside that is Wallalong in the Hunter Valley. A two-hour drive from Sydney or a 50 minute drive from Newcastle, this large, spacious cottage is perfect for an extended family getaway. Sleeping a maximum of 10 people across the four bedrooms, Tatbern Park Cottage offers ample space and comfort for everyone. Guests have two bathrooms amongst themselves to share. This cottage is often used as accommodation for wedding parties, or people attending a wedding in the Hunter Valley region, especially since Wallalong House Wedding facility is a mere 100 metre walk away. Surrounding you during your stay is beautiful country-style gardens, lush greenery and quiet, peaceful luxury. There is a fully equipped kitchen, separate formal dining room, lounge room and outdoor dining area, so there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy some alone time. Wallalong, Hunter Valley, NSW Tatbern Park Cottage at Wallalong Located at the Hungerford Hill Winery, this is the ultimate date night spot amongst the vines. Serving local produce via a five-course seasonal menu in their stunning dining room, there’s a strong focus on premium quality and hospitality. Muse Dining 2450 Broke Road, Pokolbin Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley A hot air balloon ride is a memorable experience to share with your loved ones with a breathtaking birds eye view of the Hunter Valley! The sunrise balloon ride lasts one hour, and you can enjoy a champagne breakfast afterwards. Pokolbin, NSW Sitchu Time to Book Your Next Local Getaway? That dream holiday is within reach. Find the perfect place for your next Australian holiday at Belle Property Escapes. Tower Lodge Indulge in a culinary adventure at Tower Lodge renowned for its decadent gastronomic creations, and explore the flavours of their on-site whiskey distillery. This sophisticated haven promises a truly unforgettable experience. STAY PLAY 6 Halls Road, Pokolbin @towerlodgehv Sitchu SITCHU MAGAZINE 13

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Coal Point 4 Robey Crescent Lake Macquarie, NSW CONTACT 02 4944 5600 ANTHONY DI NARDO 0416 007 504 | JACKSON MORGAN 0457 194 510 | 4 a 3 b 2 v 1,147 r EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Wednesday 24th July at 5.00pm INSPECT As advertised or by appointment Council Rates $1059 p/q | Water Rates $324 p/q Offering sophisticated family living on absolute waterfront, this newly built residence flaunts sweeping lake views through its expansive double storey layout, where every finish is sumptuous, and every comfort has been provided for. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac and the tip of desirable Coal Point, the property sprawls over an impressive 1,147sqm. to deliver gorgeous alfresco living surrounded by a serene sense of privacy. PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 05

3 a 2.5 b 2 v - Impeccable terrace-style home in the boutique ‘Parkes Residences’ - Serenely private setting near Punch Park and Mayes Street Reserve - Elegant contemporary interiors on two levels and northeast balcony - Three bedrooms including two each with ensuite plus guest powder - Level street entrance and direct internal lift access to secure parking - Close to the White Bays precinct and 15min walk to Darling St village Balmain Townhouse 6/100 Reynolds Street NOW SELLING INSPECT As advertised CONTACT 02 9555 1565 LYNSEY KEMP 0428 244 373 | REBECCA WILLIAMS 0401 728 252 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 06

4 a 5 b 4 v 1 f This family entertainer, offering extraordinary dimension and quality, provides resortstyle luxury with stunning views of Ku-ring-gai National Park. Situated on a full acre, it features sensational living and entertaining zones across three flawless levels, evoking the feel of a five-star wellness resort. Amenities include a heated saltwater pool, spa, full-sized tennis court and an exquisite poolside cabana. Bayview 23 Minkara Road EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9918 9933 NICHOLAS HAYES 0414 927 829 | GREG GRIFFIN 0421 874 751 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 07

2 a 2 b 2 v Pittwater splendour and high-end design unite in this exquisite over 55's apartment with panoramic boat studded views as a captivating backdrop. Holding a coveted waterfront setting with access to manicured gardens and boating facilities on the waters edge, this world-class residence spans an impressive 194sqm on title. It celebrates the magic of its setting with walls of glass that allow the vista to take centre stage creating a fluid transition between indoors and out. Bayview 9/1754 Pittwater Road AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9918 9933 NICHOLAS HAYES 0414 927 829 | GREG GRIFFIN 0421 874 751 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 08

7 a 4 b 4 v 1546 r Council Rates $702 p/q | Water Rates $263 p/q Ready to welcome the largest of families, here is a home that epitomizes elegance and quality, where every aspect has been crafted to create the perfect family living environment. Spanning a dual split-level footprint, this house optimizes space offering up to seven bedrooms and multiple social zones. Additionally, it includes two spacious double garages, one of which is freestanding and comes with a bathroom, presenting an excellent opportunity for conversion into a granny flat or studio (STCA). Bolwarra Heights 8 Ridgetop Close FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 4944 5644 MATTHEW MCBREARTY 0432 419 555 | CELESTE RODWELL 0400 175 419 | Hunter Valley, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 09

2 a 1 b • A Victorian classic with a perfect NE rear aspect • 2 double bedrooms, the main with built-ins and a balcony • Fluid living and dining, Oak floorboards, feature fireplace • Modern skylit gas kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Private landscaped garden with a dining terrace and lawn • Woollahra Public School catchment, 800m to the station Bondi Junction 96 Ruthven Street AUCTION Saturday 29th June On-site at 2.15pm INSPECT Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm Thursday 11.30 - 12.00pm CONTACT EDWARD BROWN 0414 366 553 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 10

4 a 2 b 2 v 1,714 r Positioned on a generous elevated parcel this recently built McDonald Jones Elite residence showcases a split level open plan layout with expansive semi-rural vistas. • Kitchen incl. 40mm stone benchtops, island bench and butler's pantry • Spacious master suite with ensuite, WIR and French doors accessing the verandah • Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, gas fireplace, 6.5kW solar, ducted vacuum system and potting shed Bowral 19 Sir James Fairfax Circuit FOR SALE Price Upon Request INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 4861 2089 DEBBIE PEARCE 0400 339 449 | DAVID PEARCE 0438 846 199 | Southern Highlands, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 11

0 a 0 b 0 v Small Acreage Blocks on the Edge of Braidwood. Aubrey Close offers buyers a rare opportunity to secure a highly sought after small acreage block to build and create their dream country home on the edge of the historic township of Braidwood. With only 8 blocks available, the blocks range from 5 acres/2HA to 11 acres/4.6HA in size and offer spectacular vistas Braidwood Aubrey Close FOR SALE View by appointment PRICE from $725,000 CONTACT 02 4842 1029 KELLY ALLEN 0466 632 696 | ASHLEY WILLIAMS 0457 345 517 | Regional, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 12

3 a 2 b 1 v Step into this stunning home just 70 metres from the pristine sands of Broulee Beach, where high raked ceilings create a sense of space and sunlight beams throughout the home. This extraordinary architectural home offers the perfect blend of coastal luxury and convenience. Designed for those who appreciate both style and functionality, you can say goodbye to strata fees and hello to carefree coastal living in a property that truly has it all. Broulee 4A Train Street FOR SALE INSPECT By appointment PRICE $1,425,000 CONTACT 02 4472 2689 SARAH RALSTON 0404 051 341 | South Coast, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 13

2 a 2 b 1 v Council Rates $401.00 pq | Water Rates $160.78 pq | Strata Rates $1,454.20 pq • Upstairs leads onto combined living and dining with a North Facing balcony • Freshly painted, new curtains installed, air-conditioning, gas bayonet in lounge room • Kitchen ready for use with gas cooktop, stone benchtops and ample storage • Two generously sized balconies and each room has district views • Bedrooms provide built-in wardrobes, Master bedroom with en-suite Canterbury 26/1 Cooks Avenue AUCTION Saturday 13 July at 1.15pm on-site INSPECT Saturdays as advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 9096 9999 ROMEO SAFETLY 0409 883 003 | KEEGAN MOLL 0479 086 439 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 14

2 a 1 b Holding a tranquil parcel with sun soaked aspects and a north east facing porch, this picturesque semi-home displays timeless charm, while offering superb potential to create your ideal lifestyle sanctuary within the sought-after Carlton market. This two bedroom semi-home presents chic light-filled interiors. Perfect for entertaining with a renovated kitchen spilling out onto a private entertainers backyard. Carlton 16 Bembridge Street FOR SALE | CONTACT AGENT INSPECT As Advertised or By Appointment CONTACT 9588 4444 KRISTINA LEE 0402 067 763 | HARIS SOFTIC 0420 532 563 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 15

3 a 2 b 4 v 790 r • Flowing layout featuring a lounge room and casual family area • Smartly renovated kitchen with quality appliances and gas cooking • Spacious and private lawn plus heated swimming pool and cabana • Lock-up garage, storeroom and lots of parking along the driveway • Three double bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms, air-conditioning • Stroll to vibrant cafes, restaurants, golf and waterfront parklands Concord 10 Corby Avenue FOR SALE Off Market Opportunity INSPECT By appointment CONTACT 02 9124 5888 ROGER AGHA 0414 669 901 | LEWIS COOMBE 0405 777 805 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 16

3 a 2 b 1.5 c Council Rates 487.83 pq | Water Rates 171.41 pq Victorian terraces are few and far between in Coogee and this two-storey classic stands proud on a deep dual access block between the vibrant Coogee beach village and conveniences of the Randwick town centre. Designed for easy living, the architecturally redesigned home blends coastal elegance with family functionality an easy level 1km walk down to the north end of the beach. Coogee 181 Carrington Road | With Rear Lane Access AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 8988 5688 SHANE VINCENT 0425 333 400 | EMILEE TAYYARA 0413 390 882 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 17

4 a 3 b A rare and unique Victorian terrace in one of Sydney's prized enclaves, this fully renovated home blends 1890 period features with modern luxury. It features high ceilings, timber floorboards, and heritage marble fireplaces. Spacious and light-filled, it includes a chef’s kitchen, study/library, formal lounge, and drawing room. Configured as three bedrooms and three bathrooms (plus powder room), it offers flexibility for a fourth bedroom. Darling Point 143 Darling Point Road FOR LEASE Contact Agent INSPECT By Appointment PRICE $5,350 pw CONTACT 8367 0000 CLAUDIA WAITSMAN 0458 221 111 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 18

3 a 2 b 1 v Flaunting a wide 4.6m frontage, sunny north-to-rear aspect, and stylish updates, this large triple-level terrace represents an unmissable opportunity in a sought-after centralised convenient pocket. This unique property borders Sydney University with a private north-facing rear green oasis. The impressive residence, tightly held for 37 years, sprawls a generous 126 sqm landholding offering plenty of natural light drenching the interiors and, a private outdoor retreat under a green canopy to relax with loved ones. Darlington 319 Abercrombie Street AUCTION Saturday, 6th July at 12:30pm On-site INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT JAMES PERLOWSKI 0423 933 943 | TED PYE 0457 713 727 | BEN ROFE 0490 064 131 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 19

4 a 3 b 4 v • Bright 2-storey layout with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms • A near-new kitchen with modern finishes and fixtures • Enjoy the versatile floorplan offering open-plan living • Air-con, an intercom, solar, ample parking and much more • North-facing at the rear and a private leafy outlook Dundas Valley 27 Ryan Street FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 7906 2952 MATTHEW FORMOSA 0432 759 771 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 20

4 a 3 b 2 v • 4 chic bedrooms with built-in robes and bushland views; the private parent's retreat • Refreshed kitchen with a combined dining area, ample benchtops and storage, kitchen island/breakfast bar, gas cooktop, dishwasher and floating floorboards • Brand new carpet and freshly painted throughout • Separate study with a commercial internet connection opens onto a covered balcony with picturesque views Erina Heights 422 The Entrance Road TIMED AUCTION Concluding 16th July @3pm PRICE Auction Guide: $950,000 CONTACT BARAKA LEPORTE 0459 996 464 NATALIE FRASER - WATSON 0438 170 155 Central Coast, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 21

4 a 3 b 3 v • Volaskas marble island kitchen, Pitt gas cooktop, Gaggenau appliances • Indulgent main bedroom with walk-in robe and full ensuite opens to north balcony • Two further double bedrooms with built-ins plus media room • European oak timber flooring, 100% pure NZ wool carpets in bedrooms • Lift access to all floors, auto tandem garage, EV charger, giant storeroom and cellar • Secure gated access via video intercom, white façade with sandstone feature cladding Fairlight 62 Griffiths Street FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 9976 6444 LUKE BURGESS 0404 843 499 | SAM GRIFFITHS 0415 469 436 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 22

3 a 2 b 1 v A charming home located just steps to the heart of Glebe, this beautifully renovated c1890 Victorian Terrace combines period detail with high-end contemporary interiors. Showcasing a perfect balance of elegance and functionality, every room is meticulously designed with high quality finishes to emanate space, security and privacy. Glebe 98 St Johns Road FOR SALE Contact Agents or Refer to the Internet INSPECT As Advertised or By Appointment CONTACT 02 8093 5222 JAMES CAHILL 0419 016 097 | MONICA TOUMA 0403 681 606 | MARK TOOTH 0417 696 699 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 23

1 a 1 b 1 v Council Rates $362 Quarterly | Water Rates 171 • Full brick solid construction with quality finishes, secure intercom • Spacious open-plan living/dining opens to covered entertaining terrace • Modern Caesarstone gas kitchen and stainless steel appliances • Generously proportioned bedroom with built in wardrobes • Luxurious bathroom with freestanding bath, floor-to-ceiling tiles • Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, security car space, storage cage Gordon 66/35 Dumaresq Street FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised PRICE Contact agent CONTACT 02 9056 8600 MICHAEL DORAN 0401 920 949 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 24

4 a 3 b 1 v • Rare luxury and lifestyle on approx. 845sqm with expansive water views • Historic nineteenth-century original home and two new pavilions • Decked entertaining, sleek irrigated gardens, saltwater pool • Secluded master studio – outlook to Harbour Bridge from bed • Gas heating plus A/C, lock-up garage, rear access on East Street • Stroll to Baths and ferry wharf, minutes to schools and village Greenwich 12 Victoria Street AUCTION On site INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 9087 3333 JAMES BENNETT 0403 504 724 | STEVEN O'NEILL 0499 693 665 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 25

Artist Impression Artist Impression Artist Impression 4 a 3 b 2 c • Cutting-edge concept with sleek timber and brushed brass accents • High ceilings, curved + fluted walls, sunbathed entertainers' courtyard • Gourmet kitchen providing stone benchtops and an integrated dishwasher • Family bathroom with frameless shower and chic circular freestanding bath • Generously sized master quarters with couple's ensuite + walk-in robe • Second ensuite off downstairs bed/office, plus visitors' powder room Gwynneville 16 Moore Street FOR SALE PRICE Price on Request CONTACT 4228 0888 NICOLE KAY 0411 669 920 | DARREN KAY 0411 187 768 | Wollongong & Illawarra, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 26

3 a 1 b 1 v 569 r Experience the perfect blend of comfort and style in this beautifully maintained property, nestled on the edge of Hobartville. This home is in excellent condition and showcases an inviting open-plan living area featuring a cozy combustion fireplace, ideal for family gatherings.The spacious family-sized kitchen is a chef's dream, boasting ample storage, a stunning waterfall island bench, and a convenient serve-through window to the outdoor entertaining area. Hobartville 45 Hughes Avenue FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE early - mid $900,000's CONTACT 02 4571 2200 ROBBIE DUNN 0414 996 989 | Hawkesbury, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 27

2 a 1 b 3 v For sale is this 2-bedroom apartment and 2 retail shops. These can be purchased ideally together or separately. These locations are directly in the centre of Kangaroo Village and would arguable be the best visually and with the highest walking past traffic. Kangaroo Valley 156 & 158 Moss Vale Road FOR SALE PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 4464 1636 NICK DALE 0419 425 166 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 28

6 a 3 b 3 v 1 f - Extraordinary family residence in a prime Kellyville pocket - Four versatile living areas, chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry - Grand all-seasons entertaining, luxury pool and level backyard - Handsome master quarters with walk-in robe and couple’s ensuite - Ducted air + vacuum, full security, 13kw solar, three-car garage - Minutes to new shopping centre, schools, local parks and Metro Kellyville 47 Water Creek Boulevard AUCTION Saturday 6 July at 10.30am On site INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 9899 7997 SHONDEL SURMA 0488 023 911 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 29

4 a 3 b 2 v Council Rates $4380 Yearly | Water Rates $994 Yearly • Design offers three fully self-contained floors and bedrooms on each • Open plan interiors feature a crisp neutral palette and timber floors • Ocean views from two levels, entertaining decks on all three floors • Four bedrooms with built-ins, several open directly to the decks • Contemporary kitchen; plenty of storage and modern appliances • Easycare 487sqm block, level lawns in back, lock/leave convenience Killcare 17 Grandview Crescent FOR SALE PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 4360 1717 CATHY BAKER 04 1424 1005 | SIMON ANDERSON 04 1066 4986 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 30

4 a 2 b 1 v Council Rates $5986 Yearly | Water Rates $994 Yearly • Presides over the bay and ocean from an iconic, 6,964sqm parcel • Unrivalled privacy with phenomenal vistas and stunning gardens • Streamlined interiors boast floor-to-ceiling glass and a north aspect • Smartly-designed kitchen with induction cooktop + casual meals bar • Garage + ample parking space in the driveway, DA-approved plans • Bedrooms all open to terraces, master includes walk-in wardrobe, Killcare Heights 27-31 The Scenic Road FOR SALE As advertised EOI Closing on the 18th of July at 5pm CONTACT 02 4360 1717 CATHY BAKER 04 1424 1005 | SIMON ANDERSON 04 1066 4986 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 31

5 a 3 b 2 v 746 r Council Rates $603 p/q | Water Rates $202 p/q A designer renovation and superb lifestyle location are a match made in heaven but it's the outdoor entertainer's paradise that makes this Hamptons-inspired family home such a great place to live. In a great pocket of Kotara with Joslin Street shops a stroll away, the renovation of this two-storey home has drawn inspiration from the latest style trends, creating a dreamy aesthetic and soothing natural palette of stone and timber. Kotara 74 Joslin St AUCTION Saturday 6th July 11:00am INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 4081 0000 ERIN VALENTINIS 0432 114 966 | BROOKE DEGOTARDI 0423 617 149 | Newcastle, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 32