A Berry-based film-maker is selling up and preparing to undertake a European “adventure” with his family.
The property located at 90 Parker Crescent, Berry is for sale, with a price guide of $1.1 million to $1.2 million.
The home is currently owned by film-maker Kane Guglielmi and wife Nicole.
The 31-year-old director, who previously worked on Home and Away, sold his million-dollar Blue Mountains home to fund his first major feature film, 2016’s Cooped Up.
According to Australian Property Monitors, the Guglielmis purchased the Berry land in late 2017.
They built the home, which was completed in November.
The north-facing, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is being marketed as a “classic weatherboard home”.
Set on 589sqm, other features include an open plan living area, nine-foot ceilings, undercover alfresco area and Scandinavian fireplace.
The selling agent is Carrie Bond from South Coast Prestige Properties.
The family had been living in Kiama for three years, prior to the completion of the Berry home.
Guglielmi said the family was now moving to Italy for an indefinite period.
“It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do,” he said.
“My background is Italian, and I feel like I have a pretty strong connection to that place.”
He said he’d had a series of discussions with his wife over the years about potentially relocating to Italy.
“Halfway through doing this build, just randomly one day she said to me, ‘I think I’m ready to go’,” he laughed.
“We were halfway through the build, so we had to finish what we’d started, then we started making plans for going away.
“We’re selling everything we own – our house, our vehicles, all our possessions, except what can fit in a few suitcases.
“I’d always wanted to try a different way of life over there, and I wanted it for my kids. I’ve got two girls, a three-year-old and a ten-month-old.
“I speak to them just in Italian, and I’d like for them to experience another country and a different way of life.”
Cooped Up took six months to make, although Guglielmi said the entire process from its inception to red carpet was about 18 months.
“Burned out and tired” on features, he recently made his first short film in nearly a decade, the comedy The Confession.
It was released about six months ago.
“I decided I wanted to make one, just for fun really,” he said.
It was recently screened at the Switzerland International Film Festival.
The film-maker said he also had a few film projects he’s working on, “and I’ll pursue them in Europe”.
“It’ll be a nice change and an adventure for the family, but I can also pursue a few things over there,” he said.