Bayside block with plans by award-winning architect hits the market
Braybrook and Bonbeach side-by-side homes catch developers’ eyes
A parcel of land in Bonbeach with building plans designed by a renowned Sydney architect has hit the market with a multi-million dollar price tag.
Priced at $3.25 million, the 557sq m vacant block at 10 Harding Avenue, comes with planning permits for a luxury apartment building designed by award-winning architect Professor Victor Berk.
Among Professor Berk’s achievements is one of Australia's highest-profile homes, Paradis Sur Mer, at Point Piper on Sydney Harbour. He also designed a modernist commercial building in Paddington, Sydney, which was originally used as the sculpture annexe of the Sherman Galleries.
The Bonbeach listing is drawing interest from developers and builders wanting to capitalise on the exceptional beachfront location, according to Barry Plant Chelsea agent Kristyn Buckley.
“This is a rare opportunity to invest in an exclusive waterfront lifestyle,” she said.
At the edge of vibrant cafes, shops and a new train station, the corner site captures spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay.
Professor Berk’s indulgent building includes a three-bedroom plus study ground-floor apartment, and a four-bedroom plus studies luxury penthouse.
Views from the bay to the city are captured from all the living areas, including the deluxe roof-top terrace.
Another Bonbeach property catching the eye of developers is at 540-543 Nepean Highway, according to Ms Buckley.
“The position is the attraction,” she said.
“And the size is also a drawcard because it is rare to find a beachside development opportunity of more than 1000sq m.”
With a price guide of $2.95-$3.245 million, the side-by-side properties totalling 1223sq m are on two separate titles.
They are located on the southern edge of Bonbeach's shopping and cafe precinct, near the train station, golf course, walking tracks and sports reserves.
Owned by members of the same family, the two vacant houses on the blocks are ready for demolition to make way for a multi-unit project or apartment development, subject to council approval.
And in the western suburb of Braybrook, a side-by-side listing totalling 1240sq m at 33 and 35 Shepherd Street, is attracting buyers from across Melbourne.
With a price guide of $860,000-$940,000, the offering comes with planning permits for six three-bedroom townhouses.
There is the option to buy one or both properties, according to Barry Plant Sunshine agent Phillip Nhu.
“Both properties are owned by the same person, and each property has planning permits for three townhouses,” he said.
No. 33 includes a tenanted two-bedroom weatherboard house, while the house at No.35 is vacant.
Both homes are near Central West Plaza, bus routes, and schools including Braybrook College, Tottenham train station and Highpoint Shopping Centre.