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© 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. 02. 06. 04. SITCHU MAGAZINE Urban Farmhouse The Three Birds Renovations team transform a family home into a sophisticated urban-inspired farmhouse. Sitchu Picks Our home, beauty and fashion style staples for winter. Rockingham & Baldivis These hidden gems in WA have it all – stunning coastlines, outdoor adventure and a vibrant local scene. For the Foodies Co-owner & head chef of arkhé, Jake Kellie, shares his mouth-watering recipe for salt-baked Coral trout. How to Create a Cosy Home Transform your place into a cocooning and inviting hotspot that you won’t want to leave. Local Getaways Head to Australia’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Luxury Properties at Your Fingertips An exclusive look at lavish properties from around the globe, brought to you by Luxury Portfolio International. Property Guide Discover beautiful properties currently available to buy in Australia. 02. 04. 06. 08. 10. 12. 14. 16. What’s Inside In this issue, we’re heading to Sydney’s Hills District, where the Three Birds Renovations team is at it again, this time with a project close to their hearts. Transforming co-founder Erin Cayless’ home and fusing classic country charm with an urban edge that is giving us all the reno inspo. Our Area Guide takes you to WA with our feature on Rockingham and Baldivis. Just 45 minutes south of Perth, these suburbs offer outdoor charm and a bustling local scene. As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time for a winter getaway. This issue, Coolum beckons with its pristine sandy shores, vibrant surf culture, and stunning coastal views — ideal for chasing warm weather. Enjoy the issue. Holly Perks, Editor in Chief EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Holly Perks CONTRIBUTORS Bella Brennan Jessica Bosco Jessica Clark Alyssa Forato Kelsey Harrington Madeleine King Olivia Storrie GRAPHIC DESIGN Emily Tyers EDITORIAL, PARTNERSHIPS & ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES COVER Photography: Chris Warnes, @chriswarnes Contents: Maree Homer, 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 Welcome

HOME TOUR 02 Urban Farmhouse Embarking on one of their most sentimental projects to date, the Three Birds Renovations team transform co-founder Erin Cayless’ family home into a sophisticated urban-inspired farmhouse.

SITCHU MAGAZINE As one-third of the renovating powerhouse Three Birds Renovations, co-founder and operations director, Erin Cayless, knows a thing or two about spearheading major property overhauls. But her most recent project hit particularly close to home as she teamed up with her colleagues from Three Birds; Lana Taylor, sales and marketing director and co-founder, and Bonnie Hindmarsh, design director and co-founder, to transform her own family home in Sydney’s Hills District. Delivering her vision of an urban-inspired farmhouse, this collaboration marked a very special chapter in their careers. “Tackling a project so close to our hearts allowed Erin to inject more personal preferences which differ from the way we run client projects, where they hand over their keys and all creative control to us,” the Three Birds team shares of the sentimental renovation. When the sprawling property, dubbed ‘House 16,’ was bought, Erin and her husband Nathan knew right away that it had great bones, with high ceilings and beautiful features giving the home undeniable potential. However, the brick exterior and terracotta roof dated it, and the tired interior needed a serious refresh to reflect their style and life as a busy family with three teenagers. The Three Birds group always uses the methodology of creating a vision board, and they landed on the brief of a cool urban farmhouse for Erin’s family home. “This becomes set in stone, and our vision doesn’t change throughout a project,” they explain of their process. “We wanted the classic charm of a farmhouse but with a stylish, modern, urban edge — so no frilly curtains or plaid furnishings!” Inside, the design echoes the urban farmhouse theme, blending elegant textures and materials. Timber features are prominent, from Woodcut engineered timber flooring downstairs to boucle carpet from EC Carpets upstairs. The kitchen, the epicentre of the home for the family, features timber-look cabinetry and a stone-walled fireplace, creating a cosy yet modern feel. The choice of furniture in the living areas underscores the farmhouse aesthetic with a modern twist. The family lounge boasts an oversized Jean Jumbo Modular lounge from MCM House in a green-washed linen. The open-plan living area has a smaller Lune boucle sofa from Freedom, its curved edges enhancing the sense of space and defining the living area. The exterior received the most dramatic makeover, starting with the roof. “This house has a lot of roof, and because it’s slightly lower than the road, you can see almost every inch of it,” the trio says. They opted for Lysaght Snapseam steel roofing in Basalt, a deep, cool grey that provided a modern, sleek look. Outside, the pool, cabana, lawn and tennis court areas only needed a quick refresh. “We put in new waterline tiles and paving around the pool, a new pool fence, fresh paint, and a tidy up of the cabana.” The transformation continued with the addition of Hardie Oblique cladding and Artisan Exterior Calcario stone walling. The new windows and doors feature black frames from Stegbar, adding to the contemporary farmhouse feel. “We used the stonewalling to bring dimension to the facade, adding warmth against the grey and black of the rest of the exterior,” they reveal. For a family with three teenagers, functionality was as important as style. Each child’s bedroom has a queen-size bed, built-in wardrobes, and desks to maximise storage and comfort. The entertainment spaces were a priority for Erin, who loves hosting. The porch was expanded into a roomy, covered area, perfect for outdoor dining. The internal staircase was relocated to the front of the entry to fully optimise the floor plan, a hard but rewarding decision. “Getting the stairs just right is always a challenge,” the trio reflects. Erin is most proud of how her long-anticipated vision came to life. “It is just beyond what I thought it could be,” she says. And the feeling is mutual with her colleagues beaming: “We’re so thrilled to have finally brought Erin’s dream home to life.” Interior Design: Three Birds Renovations @threebirdsrenovations Build: Classic Quarters Group @classicquartersgroup Photography: Chris Warnes, @chriswarnes Words: Bella Brennan @bellarosebrennan Explore More Stylish Homes Peek inside exquisite properties and boutique accommodation across Australia and hear what inspired the architects, interior designers and homeowners. “We wanted the classic charm of a farmhouse but with a stylish, modern, urban edge — so no frilly curtains or plaid furnishings!” — Erin Cayless

SITCHU PICKS 04 Sitchu PICKS With winter well and truly here, we’re looking to brighten up our lives any way we can. Think tropical-inspired bucket bags, celestial tableware and dreamy artwork. GOING GREEN Meet Billy ($5,992 for 300 x 240cm), part of Hali’s exclusive collaboration with the award-winning Smac Studio that adds a whimsical touch to any living space. Featuring a cool, scalloped-edged detail, it’s handcrafted from premium New Zealand wool and Tencel, ensuring both quality and style. 1. FIND FAVE Shop This Edit Love our picks as much as we do? Shop these products and more of our favourite finds now. IT’S A SHOE-IN The search for the perfect trainer is over. The Original Handball Spezial Shoes ($170) in Brown from Adidas give a masterclass in understated yet modern style. With a premium suede and leather upper, iconic details, and a durable rubber outsole, just throw on and go. 2. MAGIC MEALS Who said dinnerware has to be boring? Bring a touch of magic to your meals with Bitossi Home’s Dinner Plate Star ($135 for one). This 26.5cm porcelain plate features elegant gold decal details, cute cursive writing and is dishwasher safe. 4.BON APPÉTIT Up your tablescaping game with these divine Napkins in Sand from Hommey ($49 for a set of 4). Made from 100% organic cotton, they’re buttery soft and will bring an elegant touch to any dinner party. We also love the neutral shade, meaning it can be mixed and matched with more bold patterns and shades. 3.

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AREA GUIDE Neighbourhood Often overshadowed by nearby Mandurah, Rockingham has thrived under the radar, allowing locals to enjoy its spectacular coastline in peace. Located 45 minutes south of Perth, it offers outdoor charm, adventure, well-established amenities, and a burgeoning cosmopolitan scene. The town embodies its catchphrase, “where the coast comes to life.” Nearby Baldivis lies further in from Rockingham, just 15 minutes from Western Australia’s idyllic coastline. Over 30,000 residents call this familyfriendly neighbourhood home, attracted by parks, nature trails, schools, sporting facilities, excellent amenities and accessibility to the beach. Baldivis appeals to mature couples and families seeking spacious, modern homes near the coast, offering a relaxed and healthy lifestyle with easy access to community amenities. Things to Do Coastline appeal and so many green spaces – so much to explore, so little time. Rockingham and Baldivis offer a wealth of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, home to Penguin Island, is great for wildlife tours or independent kayaking, snorkelling, and diving among dolphins, seals, and penguins. Rockingham’s revitalised foreshore is ideal for enjoying fish and chips, with an amphitheatre, boardwalk, and scenic spots for relaxation. Explore idyllic beaches in Waikiki, Warnbro, and Safety Bay, perfect for family swims and picnics. Garden Island, accessible by private boat or kayak, offers pristine beaches and some of the region’s best snorkelling and diving. Scenic trails, such as the Waterfront Heritage Trail and Nyoongar Trail, connect residents to nature and the state’s multicultural heritage. Lifestyle Rockingham and Baldivis offer residents an exceptional lifestyle with diverse amenities and outdoor activities that cater to all-ages. Rockingham boasts shopping centres, excellent schools, and numerous eateries, alongside an abundance of beautiful parks and nature trails. Baldivis, with its strong community spirit, provides a perhaps more peaceful setting, with excellent schools and sports facilities that have young families converging. The area features the thriving Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre and eateries like The Chase Bar & Bistro. Its proximity to Warnbro Train Station ensures easy access to Mandurah, Rockingham, Perth, and the Peel Region, Together, Rockingham and Baldivis provide ideal living environments blending coastal beauty and modern convenience. Rockingham and Baldivis offer the best of coastal living, with pristine beaches, parks, nature trails, and excellent amenities. Just south of Perth, these family-friendly neighbourhoods blend outdoor adventure with a burgeoning cosmopolitan scene, making them ideal places to call home. – Lee Murray, Director | Sales Manager, Acton | Belle Property Rockingham and Baldivis Rockingham These hidden gems in WA have it all – gorgeous coastlines, outdoor adventure and a vibrant cosmopolitan scene waiting to be enjoyed. 06

The Rivergums Lake & Playground This beautiful spot is hugely popular with residents of all ages, providing plentiful shade and picturesque views encompassing two man-made lakes. It’s the place to be on warm, sunny days, where you can bring a picnic and spend the day on the flying fox at the playground or simply relaxing with a walk along the lakes. 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. Rustico Rockingham Sangria and siesta vibes are the order of the day at Rustico, a cosy and colourful beachside restaurant and wine bar serving up delicious tapas. Embracing the Spanish way of life, you can indulge in a set menu featuring barramundi churros and fried goat cheese or choose your own adventure with an à la carte selection. Rockingham Beach Rockingham Beach offers pristine turquoise waters, marine encounters with dolphins and penguins, and exciting coastal activities. Enjoy sheltered swimming, kayaking, surfing, or skydiving, and visit the lively, newly restored foreshore, where cafes and restaurants sit alongside for that pitch-perfect seaside experience. Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham Point Peron This stretch of beach at the southern end of the Cockburn Sound holds many childhood memories dear. With idyllic beaches safe for swimming, snorkelling and diving, it’s easy to spend hours exploring the rocky outcrops and bays brimming with dolphins. There are boat launching facilities, and those lingering until sunset will witness the golden sun slipping into the Indian Ocean. Point Peron Road, Peron PLAY EAT DRINK Brother of Mine An award-winning cafe and coffee roaster, Brother of Mine is a local source for good food, good coffee, and good times. Enjoy peach melba bircher, a proper full English breakfast, all-day bacon and chilli scrambled eggs, or pavlova pancakes. @brotherofminecoffee 153 Arcadia Dr, Rockingham @perthwildlifeencounters @rustico_tapas 61 Rockingham Beach Rd, Rockingham Rivergums Boulevard, Baldivis Baldivis Square, Shop 10/61 Makybe Drive, Baldivis Tourism Western Australia Kayak, dive, snorkel or swim in crystal-clear waters, through the pristine islands, craggy rocks, reefs and shipwrecks, and alongside bottlenose dolphins, little penguins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans and wide range of fish. This marine park is home to Penguin Island, best enjoyed on tour with Perth Wildlife Encounters. Because adorable, fluffy baby penguins are essential viewing. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park SITCHU MAGAZINE

FOR THE FOODIES Award-winning Chef Jake Kellie elevates the art of fire in his cuisine, skillfully harnessing open flames to infuse his dishes with deep, smoky flavours and unparalleled texture. Here, he shares his tips for crafting a delicious flame-kissed winter dish and why he loves working with local South Australian produce. Your resume is very impressive, showcasing mentorship from culinary giants like Dave Pynt, Heston Blumenthal, and Scott Pickett. What’s the most valuable advice you’ve ever received from them? What Dave showed more than anything was the ideal mentorship style, mixed with dedication and just pure drive. These guys are incredible leaders whose drive for perfection clarifies why their businesses have succeeded. The way their talent intersects with creativity is impressive. arkhé celebrates South Australian produce in an open-flame setting. Tell us why South Australian produce shines brighter than most. I was attracted to South Australia largely by the uniqueness of what Adelaide and the broader state offer - amazing wineries and fantastic, unique produce. We have amazing stuff down here. Mayura Station is one of the best beef farms in the world, and there are fresh Port Lincoln lobsters and King George Whiting on our doorstep. Can you share your best tips for crafting the perfect flame-kissed winter dish? And what’s a simple yet sensational flame-grilled recipe that everyone can try at home? Something I love at the moment is an ashbaked whole fish — a white flesh fish such as coral trout, nannygai, or snapper is perfect for this. 5 Minutes with Jake Kellie Co-owner & head chef of arkhé I was attracted to South Australia largely by the uniqueness of what Adelaide and the wider state have to offer - amazing wineries and great produce in a large format country town. It’s so unique. Gimlet There’s something about Melbourne’s Gimlet that makes you want to sit back and sip on cocktails until midnight, all old-world charm, impeccable style and forever on-point food. Muni For a special occasion, Muni in Willunga is unmatched. Enjoy exquisite, evolving Asian cuisine, an eclectic wine list, and a relaxed setting with amazing service. You’ll never want to leave. Saint Peter This incredible spot offers a performative cooking experience with a ‘fin-to-scale’ ethos. Watch chefs shuck oysters and cook exceptional, sustainably sourced Australian fish and seafood. What are your top 3 restaurants in Australia? 1. 3. Do you have a favourite dish on the menu? Our pork loin chop. We use great pork from The Dairyman Barossa, and get the whole middle cut of the pig. We break it down to get the loin and marinate it in an Adobo seasoning rub. Then simply grill it over the fire and serve it with an Adobo sauce and fresh lime. I love the simplicity of it. 2. 362 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney Josh Niland 2/3 High Street, Willunga, SA Cavendish House, 33 Russell St, Melbourne Visit Victoria @arkhe_restaurant Duy Huynh 08

Looking for more recipe ideas? For dinner inspiration, food trends and roundups of the most delicious new recipes, visit Explore More Recipes 09 Ingredients Method Salt Baked Coral Trout served with a Burnt Citrus Beurre Blanc, Chives 1 x 800/1kg coral trout (scaled & gutted) 4 x sheets of kombu 1 bunch of chives finely chopped 1 bunch of fennel fronds 1 bunch bay leaves 1 lemon sliced Salt crust 2kg table salt 4 egg whites, lightly beaten 100g leek ash (the green tops of the leeks burnt down) 1 tablespoon of toasted fennel seeds 2 lemons zested 150ml water Buerre Blanc sauce 500g butter 2 shallots 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove 150ml chardonnay 150ml cream 10 whole white peppercorns 4 lemons 4 limes Prep salt crust Place salt, egg whites, ash, fennel seeds, and zest into a mixer. Mix well and add water until it forms a paste-like wet sand. Make the Buerre Blanc Sauce Start by getting 3 lemons and limes and burning them over a barbecue to get them nicely charred. Once this is done, set them aside to steam through. Start by lightly frying off sliced shallots, garlic clove, and bay leaf until they are translucent but with no colour. Add white peppercorns. Once translucent, you can add your wine and reduce it by half. Once the wine is reduced, add your cream and reduce it by half again. Now, you can slowly start whisking cold cubed butter into the reduction so that it doesn’t split. Season with salt and the juice from your burnt limes and lemons, and add some fresh zest from the remaining lime and lemon. Cook the fish To cook the fish, get a large, flat, heavy steel baking tray. Spread half of the salt mix to form a bed about 1 cm thick and the same size and shape as the fish. Fill the cavity of the fish with slices of fresh lemon, bay leaves, and fennel fronds. Bring some water to the boil and pour hot water over dried kombu sheets so they go nice and soft. Place two sheets of kombu onto the salt crust. Carefully place your coral trout onto the kombu, followed by another two sheets of kombu on top, completely wrapping your whole fish. Cover your fish with the remaining salt crust, ensuring it’s all sealed. Place your fish in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20-22 minutes.Once your fish has completely cooked, carefully peel back the salt crust. While doing this, admire the amazing smell you’ll get from the fish. Unwrap from the kombu, and place the whole fish on a large plate. To Serve Gently warm up your beurre blanc sauce without splitting it. Add freshly chopped chives and spoon over the coral trout. For a luxe touch, serve it with a nice fresh fennel salad or shaved black truffle. SITCHU MAGAZINE

10 HOME DESIGN Create the Ultimate Cosy Home this Winter

Looking for more home design inspiration? For styling tips, interior design trends and roundups of the hottest new furniture on the market, visit Textural Touches The living room is often the heart of the home, and this is especially so in the cooler months when we crave comfort and warmth. Texture is your best friend when it comes to elevating the cosy factor. Plush velvet cushions, chunky knit throws, and soft woollen rugs will all add that luxurious look and feel to your space. Layering different materials and textures not only adds interest visually but also enhances the tactile experience, making your living room a place where everyone wants to snuggle up. Ambient Lighting Lighting does so much more for a room than simply adding light, it can change the entire look and feel of a room. Swap out harsh, bright lights in favour of soft, warm tones. Using table lamps, floor lamps, fairy lights and even large pillar candles is the easiest way to create a warm glow and give your space an inviting feel – as well as adding character. If budget allows, adding downlights and dimmer switches lets you play with the lighting to match your mood. Earthy Hues and Neutral Tones The colours you choose in your home will set the entire tone, and when the weather is cold, embracing earthy hues and neutral tones will help evoke a sense of calm and warmth. Shades like beige, taupe, and warm greys can create a serene backdrop in any room. These colours will help your space to feel inviting but also work as the perfect canvas upon which to add seasonal accents and décor. This winter, we’re loving rich, deep shades of burgundy, forest green, or navy. Incorporate Natural Elements Bringing the outside in can – in décor not wind chill – will add a fresh, calming vibe to your home. Incorporating beautiful natural elements such as wood, stone, and vibrant greenery like long-lasting foliage displayed in a vase can add both warmth and style to your home. Cosy up Your Bedroom Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms to focus on each season, especially considering we spend around onethird of our lives sleeping. So, taking the time to make sure your bedroom is a sanctuary by the time winter rolls around is key. Create a sacred winter retreat by layering up with extra blankets and opting for luxurious fabrics. Choose flannelette sheets, a deliciously soft doona cover, wool blankets, and high-pile rugs to enhance the warmth and comfort of your space. Creating a warm home for winter doesn’t require a complete overhaul. By focusing on these game-changing tweaks — texture, lighting, colour, comfort, dedicated spaces, and natural elements— you can transform your home into an inviting haven perfect for the colder months. Embrace these tips, and you’ll be ready to snuggle up and enjoy the beauty of winter from the comfort of your own retreat. With winter well and truly here, now is the perfect time to add a few warming touches to create your very own retreat at home. For the ultimate cosy home, these are the trends to focus on to transform your place into a cocooning and inviting hotspot that you won’t want to leave. 11 SITCHU MAGAZINE

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? Coolum Beach, located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is renowned for its inviting sandy shores, vibrant surf culture, and stunning coastal views. Ideal for relaxation and outdoor adventures, Coolum Beach offers an unbeatable blend of natural beauty and recreational activities, making it the perfect spot for a short getaway. LOCAL Getaways Coolum Beach 12

Beachfront luxury living like this doesn’t exist anywhere else. The Absolute Beachfront Luxury Apartment has a mesmerising and captivating vista of the Pacific Ocean, so you can enjoy gorgeous views from the balcony of your accommodation. Indulge in the unparalleled elegance of First Bay, a truly rare and iconic destination. This lavish three-bedroom and two-bathroom sanctuary offers a seamless blend of sophistication and accessibility to the Sunshine Coast’s finest lifestyle, shopping, dining, and natural attractions. Sleeping up to eight people, this luxury apartment is perfect for larger family getaways or for a holiday with a group of friends. There’s a picturesque view at every turn, from the private pool to the tranquil bays visible from the open-plan living room and kitchen. Just a two-minute walk from First Bay, you’re practically staying on the beach. Bring some snorkeling gear and go looking for the vibrant sea life. Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD Absolute Beachfront Luxury Apartment Stretch your legs on the Coolum Boardwalk, which follows the ocean from Beach Road to Point Perry, all the way to Point Arkwright. It’s an easy twenty-minute stroll, and an easy way to take in the sights. Coolum Boardwalk David Low Way (Coolum Esplanade), Coolum Beach Oceanview Helicopters What better way to see Coolum than from the sky? Choose your own adventure on a scenic 18-minute helicopter ride that flies over Kings Beach, Point Cartwright, the pumice stone passage, WWII ruins of Fort Bribie and the Caloundra Bar. 20 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra West oceanviewheli 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. Canteen Kitchen + Bar This relaxed and welcoming restaurant has the advantage of fresh sea breezes, views north to Noosa and the gorgeous surf break just metres away. Canteen is perfectly placed location to fuel up before a fantastic day out on the beach. STAY PLAY 1748 David Low Way, Coolum Beach @canteenkitchenbar 13 SITCHU MAGAZINE

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Booker Bay 2/148 Booker Bay Road Central Coast, NSW CONTACT 0243 601 717 CATHY BAKER 0414 241 005 | MANUEL ROMERO 0426 173 339 | DYLAN NORMAN 0414 476 624 | 5 a 4 b 2 v FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by private appointment PRICE Guide $4,500,000 Council Rates $4832 Yearly | Water Rates $912 Yearly • Resort-style living; prime waterfront position with 972sqm on title • Shared deep-water jetty, sandy beachfront and a permanent mooring • Sleek and contemporary; glass-wrapped open plan living + entertaining • Three separate living zones, private guest suite with external access • Media room, gym with sauna, private 360 deg view rooftop terrace, pool + spa • Double garage w/internal access w/lift servicing all three levels PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 03


Newcastle 1207/75 Shortland Esplanade Newcastle, NSW CONTACT 02 4944 5600 ANTHONY DI NARDO 0416 007 504 | JACKSON MORGAN 0457 194 510 | 4 a 5 b 4 v 428 r EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 24th July 5.00pm INSPECT As advertised or by appointment Council Rates $507 p/q | Water Rates $375 p/q | Strata Rates $11,057 p/q A whole floor oceanfront apartment offering 428sqm of unsurpassed world-class opulence presiding over the Pacific Ocean has hit Newcastle's residential market, and it is an offering this region has never seen before. Occupying the entire twelfth floor, since its initial inception this bespoke masterpiece has been designed and constructed to embody a breathtaking grandeur of international standards. PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 05


Speers Point 1 Berkeley Street Lake Macquarie, NSW CONTACT 02 4944 5600 ANTHONY DI NARDO 0416 007 504 | SHAE HARTIGAN 0409 088 628 | JACKSON MORGAN 0457 194 510 | 4 a 3 b 2 v 1,423 r EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 3rd July at 5.00pm INSPECT As advertised or by appointment Council Rates $846 p/q | Water Rates $320 p/q Settle into lakeside living in this gorgeous contemporary home, primely located on one of Speers Point's most sought-after streets and framed by a front-row view of Lake Macquarie's glassy waters. Meticulously designed with expansive windows framing the water views throughout, this open-plan home makes the most of its ideal location. Perfect for entertaining, there is a seamless flow between the front balcony, lounge and dining room. PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 07

Actual View 2 a 2 b 1 v - First floor apartment in secure complex off Booth Street - Recently refreshed and featuring terraces with city views - Open plan interiors, modern gas kitchen, two beds have built-ins - Fully tiled bathrooms, laundry, study area and third balcony - Basement car space plus visitor parking and bicycle enclosure - Vibrant location metres to cafes, shops, transport and schools Annandale 11/36-50 Taylor Street 1490602 AUCTION Saturday 22 June at 10.00am On site, view 30mins prior INSPECT Saturday 12.15 - 12.45pm Wednesday 12.15 - 12.45pm CONTACT ROBERT CLARKE 0401 710 110 | MICHAEL HALLIT 0491 129 177 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 08

2 a 1 b 1 v Council Rates $353.52 qtr | Water Rates $178.42 qtr | Strata Rates $895.40 qtr • Elevated ground floor apartment with no common walls, leafy views and ceiling fans in the lounge and master bedroom • Classic parquetry flooring throughout • A north-facing balcony and veggie patch • Renovated kitchen with stone benchtops, dishwasher, electric cooktop Ashfield 22/8 Brunswick Parade AUCTION Saturday 15 June as advertised on-site INSPECT Thursday and Saturday as advertised or by appointment PRICE Auction Guide $780,000 - $800,000 CONTACT 02 9096 9999 TOMMY AJAKA 0404 422 224 | KEEGAN MOLL 0479 086 439 | Sydney NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 09

3 a 2 b 2 v This beautifully renovated Avalon weatherboard cottage seamlessly blends classic charm with modern style. Situated on a sun-drenched 1,220sqm north-facing parcel, the home offers privacy and elegance. The stylish interiors feature vintage design elements and artisan finishes, using an organic palette of timber, marble, and aged brass. The single-level layout is family-focused, with a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to a sprawling backyard and sunny front balcony that offers views of Bangalley Headland. Avalon Beach 9 Dress Circle Road AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9918 9933 GREG GRIFFIN 0421 874 751 | CHYNA SCHREIBER 0414 617 870 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 10

3 a 2 b 2 v Claiming a whisper-quiet village location, this elegant townhouse is steps from Avalon's boutiques, cafes, golf course and beach. Set to capture all-day light with a dazzling north aspect, its contemporary design will instantly appeal to executive couples, downsizers, and those upgrading from apartment living. Step through the alfresco gardens into a layout that's both beautiful and functional; open plan interiors flow effortlessly to sunwashed entertaining terraces under a lush green canopy. Avalon Beach 5/8-10 The Crescent AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9918 9933 CHYNA SCHREIBER 0414 617 870 | GREG GRIFFIN 0421 874 751 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 11

4 a 2 b - Spectacular period home with vast potential to restore and develop - Double block in peaceful street corner position, solid sandstone walls - Laden with heritage details including timber floors and exposed brick - Various living and dining spaces, character kitchen with modern oven - Four bedrooms, original and updated bathrooms, home office, laundry - Verandahs, gardens, balcony, dual street access, 200m from Darling St Balmain 22-24 Palmer Street NOW SELLING INSPECT As advertised CONTACT 02 9555 1565 SUSIE TAYLOR 0416 712 346 | MONIQUE DOWER 0422 848 230 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 12

3 a 3 b 2 v 916 r • Idyllic family retreat on a magnificent 916sqm poolside parcel • Modern single-level living with the versatility of a separate studio • Gourmet kitchen, secluded master suite with private deck access • Heated in-ground pool, all-weather deck and sprawling northerly lawns • Stroll to Berowra village, cafés, schools, parks and transport links Berowra 98 Berowra Waters Road FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 9482 5072 DANIEL DENNIS 0402 309 476 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 13

4 a 2 b 3 v A private position on a picturesque rolling 21-acres conveniently between Berry and the beach complete with ocean views. • Zoned RU2 • Cleared, flat paddocks • Dam and running creek • 100,000-litre underground tank water, septic system & town power Berry 75 Borrowdale Close FOR SALE Contact Agent INSPECT Appointment Only CONTACT 02 4464 1636 JANE ZWAR 0401 174 856 | South Coast, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 14

3 a 2 b • A reimagined early 1900s terrace, raw recycled materials • 2015 NSW AIA Award for Residential Architecture (Houses) • 3 double beds, mezzanine master suite with built-ins • Huge living space with 4.3m ceilings, reclaimed brickwork • Streamlined entertainer’s kitchen, landscaped courtyard • Main bathroom with an internal courtyard, ducted air Bondi Junction 18 Walter Street AUCTION Thursday 4th July On-site at 5.00pm INSPECT Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm CONTACT 9016 7450 EDWARD BROWN 0414 366 553 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 15

5 a 4 b 3 v 5 w Nestled in an exclusive enclave offering the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and modern elegance is this dream Highlands residence. • Brand new Signature Metricon home, completed in 2024 • Gourmet kitchen with two Siemens 60cm pyrolytic ovens, 90cm induction cooktop, a large WIP and cellar area • Reverse cycle, ducted and zoned air conditioning and gas fireplace Bowral 5 Mansfield Road AUCTION INSPECT By appointment or as advertised CONTACT 02 4861 2089 DEBBIE PEARCE 0400 339 449 | DAVID PEARCE 0438 846 199 | Southern Highlands, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 16

4 a 2 b 2 v 9306 r • Oversized kitchen with stone benchtops,+ gas cooking and a breakfast bar • Ambient living and dining area with double-sided fireplace • Wide hallway upon entry with timber lined walls and ornate fret work • Warm and inviting interior colour scheme throughout • Covered outdoor entertaining area with built in bar and views • Outdoor fire pit ideal for cool winter gatherings Bullaburra 14-18 Suffolk Street FOR SALE INSPECT By Appointment PRICE $1,900,000 - $2,090,000 CONTACT 4784 1633 MATT GRIMA 0400 875 429 | PARIS BENNETT 0412 184 977 | Blue Mountains, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 17

4+ a 2+ b 2 v 695 r Set within the prized Murray Farm Public School catchment area is this gorgeous 4bedroom, 2.5-bathroom family haven. The spacious layout, large lot, sparkling pool and dream location make this the ideal home for a range of buyers. Enjoy an additional study featuring ample robe storage, a modern chef's kitchen, built-in bar, covered balcony, ducted air-con, timber floors, an alarm and secure garage. Carlingford 57 Farnell Avenue FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 7906 2925 THOMAS PERRAM 0411 081 922 | HAIXIA HEIDI HUANG 0411 458 143 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 18

4 a 3 b 2 v Flawless finishes and premium quality define this new residence set high above the waterfront. Custom designed for a contemporary coastal lifestyle, it’s a stunning entertainer with wide, sun-washed terraces and a private peninsula position. Featuring a soaring, open layout with six-metre ceilings, a mezzanine level with a second living zone, sumptuous master suite with a private terrace and a sleek designer kitchen. It's the ultimate getaway in a pristine bushland setting, moments from Church Point. Church Point 143 McCarrs Creek Road FOR SALE INSPECT By appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9918 9933 GREG GRIFFIN 0421 874 751 | NICHOLAS HAYES 0414 927 829 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 19

3 a 2.5 b 2 c • Lovely natural light and cross breeze, functional layout for easy living • Free-flowing living and dining domain extends to the covered courtyard • Second living/family room adjacent to kitchen flowing direct to garden • Neat and tidy kitchen overlooks garden fitted with Smeg gas cooktop • Bedrooms with built-ins, master with ensuite, walk in and ocean glimpses • Child-friendly rear yard with level lawn offering plenty of space to play Collaroy Plateau 19 Blandford Street AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 9982 3553 JO MORRISON 0419 018 259 | STEVE WITT 0403 266 381 | FINN LE MOENIC 0401 539 266 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 20

5 a 3 b 2.5 v • Architecturally designed and masterfully built, completed in 2024 • Panoramic ocean, lake and hinterland views, natural light from sunrise to sunset • Two separate living rooms, spacious front and back yards • Fully integrated high-end appliances, including a state-of-the-art gas cooktop • Walk-in butler's pantry, outdoor kitchen, entertainer's balcony • Master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite Collaroy Plateau 86 Stella Street AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 9982 3553 EMILY READ 0425 301 739 | BRENDAN POMPONIO 0411 845 119 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 21

5 a 5 b 2 v architecturally designed to best possible standard, this remarkable luxury smart home sets a new standard of sophistication and functionality. Meticulously crafted with toptier finishes, it offers an impressive fusion of elegance and practicality that surpasses all expectations of family living. Its sleek interiors are awash with natural light and promote boundless space for entertaining, living and socialising on a grand or intimate scale. Concord 59 Broughton Street AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 8322 6900 MICHAEL MA 0432 297 410 | SIMON FURNARI 0411 142 046 | NORMAN SO 0410 523 868 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 22

3 a 2 b 1 v 109.1 r • Boutique top floor seaside apartment enjoy glorious views over Curl Curl Beach • Holding a prized north east corner position of a small block of 6, no common walls • Light-filled, open plan living/dining area extends outdoors which invites relaxation • Ideal separation between the living and sleeping domains, three spacious bedrooms • Practical kitchen with ample storage and direct ocean view, dedicated internal laundry • Ideal for the beach lover, placed a short walk to Freshwater Village, buses and parks Curl Curl 5/62 Carrington Parade AUCTION INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 9982 3553 STEVE WITT 0403 266 381 | JO MORRISON 0419 018 259 | FINN LE MOENIC 0401 539 266 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 23

3 a 2 b 3 v • Beautifully landscaped gardens highly commended by local council • Well-maintained home boasts quality finishes and construction • Wide drive-through side access leads to large, detached garage • Private backyard with pleasant, quiet gardens for casual relaxation • Three bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes, all with a calming colour palette • Spacious, open plan family and dining areas with extra storage Denistone East 39 Birdwood Street INSPECT As advertised or by appointment CONTACT 02 8080 9116 PHILLIP ALLISON 0401 224 883 | CHRIS ALLISON 0416 479 173 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 24

3 a 2 b 2 v Council Rates $578.75 p/q | Water Rates $171.41 p/q Captivating with spectacular grace and period character, 'Manhattan' enjoys water views from its elevated position and is set in arguably one of Drummoyne's finest streets. Resting on 632.3 sqm block, this meticulously renovated home offers an array of living spaces, high ornate ceilings, French solid oak timber flooring, Carrara marble fireplaces, stained glass windows. The sundrenched interiors make an effortless transition to the expansive landscaped gardens, a covered entertainer's terrace. Drummoyne 21 Drummoyne Avenue AUCTION Saturday 29 June at 1.30pm Onsite INSPECT Saturday 1pm - 1.30pm CONTACT 02 9712 1828 MELISSA STRAZZERI 0410 336 795 | ANTONIO ARIOLA 0401 952 071 | ROBERT PATRUNO 0477 344 731 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 25

3 a 2 b 2 v Nestled in the vibrant heart of Ettalong Beach, 'Oceana' offers a unique blend of modern luxury and coastal charm. Residence 4 is your first chance to embrace this unparalleled lifestyle opportunity, coupled with exquisite design and a prime location. Just moments from the Ettalong ferry and café precinct, this three-bedroom, two-storey residence boasts water glimpses, stylish interiors, and premium finishes throughout. Ettalong Beach 4/167-171 Ocean View Road AUCTION Thursday 27 June at 05.00pm INSPECT As Advertised CONTACT 43601717 MANUEL ROMERO 0426 173 339 | CHRISTIAN FRY 0404935173 | INES CLARKE 0431597656 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 26

4 a 2 b 4 v •Incredible opportunity to secure an acreage lifestyle – 27 acres •Ideal for designing and building your acreage masterpiece •Original cottage could be used as guest accommodation •Short stroll to Northholm Grammar School and easy drive to other quality schools •10 mins to Glenorie Shopping Centre, 20 mins to Hornsby CBD, 24 mins to Castle Hill and 50 mins to Sydney CBD Fiddletown (Arcadia) 54 Cobah Road FOR SALE INSPECT As advertised or by appointment PRICE Contact Agent CONTACT 02 9899 7997 CAROLYN WHEATLEY 0407 120 483 | SUZY LYONS 0431 775 309 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 27

3 a 2 b 2 v - Waterfront oasis, first-class setting in cul-de-sac enclave - Architecturally designed by SJB, stunningly contemporary - Streamlined interiors with exceptional in/out connectivity - Concrete construction, 180ml blackbutt floors, LED lights - Lavish master ensuite, stunning views of Black Wattle Bay - Full intercom, DLUG plus storage cage and visitors parking Glebe 6 Griffin Place 1490602 AUCTION Saturday 29 June at 2.30pm On site, view 30mins prior INSPECT Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm Wednesday 5.30 - 6.00pm CONTACT REBECCA DUNCAN 0432 664 639 | WILL STEINHAUER 0466 819 126 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 28

3 a 2 b 1 v A bright and spacious retreat with instant family appeal, this tri-level townhouse is privately set at the rear of 'St James Court' in a quiet cul-de-sac. Its layout enjoys a north orientation and boasts stylishly refreshed interiors that complement the leafy green aspect. Day care, schools and tranquil green spaces are within a stroll and it is a matter of moments to Glebe Point Road cafes, city buses and eateries. Glebe 4/11 Rosebank Street FOR SALE Contact Agents or Refer to the Internet INSPECT As Advertised or By Appointment CONTACT JAMES CAHILL 0419 016 097 | MONICA TOUMA 0403 681 606 | MARK TOOTH 0417 696 699 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 29

3 a 2.5 b 2 v Council Rates $309pq | Water Rates $172pq | Strata Rates $4,098pq • Brand-new, never been lived in • Quintessential Sydney view with harbour, nature and city skyline • DLUG with lift access and incredible common wine cellar • Lavish stone island kitchen, Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances, wine fridge • Glass wrapped balcony, sublime water and district views, ensuite Kurraba Point 104/147 Kurraba Road AUCTION GUIDE $6,400,000 Sat 22 June - On Site INSPECT Sat & Thu 2.30pm - 3.00pm CONTACT 9036 1000 MATTHEW SMYTHE 0410 280 280 | MARK RYAN 0417 468 228 | HARRISON SCHMIDT 0490 219 681 | NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 30

2 a 1.5 b 1 v 151 r Privately and quietly secluded at the rear of a boutique development, this stylish townhouse offers chic, low-maintenance living at its best. Tasteful interiors, front and rear courtyards and plenty of space make it a charming address, with Norton Street an easy walk away. Complete with spacious living, generous sized bedrooms and a secure underground car space, this home is perfect for you to move straight in and enjoy. Leichhardt 14/165 Catherine Street 1490602 AUCTION Saturday 15 June at 3.00pm On site, view 30mins prior INSPECT Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Wednesday 1.00 - 1.30pm CONTACT SIMONE AZZI 0433 236 281 | RALPH DAHER 0488 060 118 | Sydney, NSW PROPERTY GUIDE NSW 31