A “beautiful, well-built” and multi-faceted home at Jamberoo is on the market for $2.7 million.
Among Vivienne Marris, principal at Elders Real Estate Jamberoo's listings is ‘Christmas River’, located at 317 Jerrara Road, Jamberoo.
Listed for $2.7 million, the family home is set on 4000sqm (one acre).
Only finished about 18 months ago, it offers lavish landscaped gardens, pool and ivy covered equipment cottage, an orchard with free range chicken garden and coop, a pizza oven and a barbecue area.
Other features include seven bedrooms plus office or guest bedroom, four bathrooms plus master chef kitchen with butler’s pantry, a central dining room with giant skylight to the second storey and a theatre room.
A three-car garage offers additional living quarters for extended family or separate guest accommodation.
Mrs Marris said it was a multi-faceted home.
“It’s a very big home with many bedrooms, and it also has the availability for a bed and breakfast,” she said.
“It’d also be a great home for a family that has parents, or one parent who wants to live with them. It’s a beautiful home, and well-built. It's got pizza ovens, a beautiful orchard... It's got everything you could possibly want, and only on one acre.”
Domain Group figures report that the average age of Jamberoo residents is 40-59, with 60 per cent families and 40 per cent singles.
While 55 per cent fully own their own home, 30 per cent have a mortgage and 15 per cent are renting.
Mrs Marris said quality homes for sale in Jamberoo were often quickly snapped up. “Jamberoo is a unique market... We’ve always had the supply and demand issue,” she said. “There’s always a good demand, and not always a strong supply.”
Meanwhile, among agent Gail Connellan, sales and marketing executive at Ray White Kiama’s current listings is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 9 Young Street, Jamberoo.
Set on a 665sqm parcel of land, the brick and tile home is elevated on the high side of the street.
It features two separate living areas, a central open plan kitchen and three bedrooms.
“It’s in good condition… But the house itself is dated, so people can put their own personal stamp on the property if they choose to,” Mrs Connellan said.
She believed the home would be suitable for young families, but also said it was a large enough block that developers could turn it into a dual occupancy (subject to council approval).
The home at 5 Young Street, featuring a “similar sort of floor plan, a little more updated” sold for $830,000 a few months ago.
Mrs Connellan believed Kiama was attracting more Sydneysiders that Jamberoo, although some enjoyed the country feel of Jamberoo.
“It has got that nice village feel to it," she said.
“And I think it will retain that. Even though there's development per se in terms of affordable housing or housing for downsizers, because there's a few of them out there that have accommodated for retirees... I don’t think it will lose its village feel overall.”