Collaroy cottage with ‘beach bathroom’ sells for $1.2m above guidebook for $7.75m

Check out the Collaroy cottage with outhouse that just sold for $7,775,000 – over $1.2 million on its guidebook and one of the highest sales in the prestigious seaside suburb.

It is true that 19 Birdwood Ave, Collaroy had been renovated, had a northern aspect and an ocean view, but the 1930s brick house still had an interwar layout and a laundry room and one of its bathrooms – labeled a beach bathroom – which were external. The chalet was on 490 m² of land.

Don’t talk about the toilets…


Agent Brendan Pomponio of Belle Property Dee Why did not expect to sell the brick and tile home before the federal election and had not even set a deadline for expressions of interest. But as soon as the three-bedroom chalet hit the market, it sparked great interest and a rush of offers.

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The three-bed cottage sold for $7.775 million.


The fifth highest price at Collaroy.


The house has been renovated.


But still features a pre-war layout.


“We were interested early on and immediately started making offers,” he said.

“There has only been one sale in the Collaroy Basin in the past two years and every buyer who has passed through the house has spoken of how few opportunities there are in this area,” he said. -he declares.

The guide for the house was $6.5 million and within 21 days it was sold to a local family who knew the street and wanted the property to be their forever home.

19 Birdwood Avenue, Collaroy 17/11/06 Photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG

The house as it looked in 2006. Photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG


Pomponio added that while the up to $4 million market was impacted by interest rates, buyers who had $5 million or more to spend were less concerned about price and more interested in lifestyle.

“We have buyers at $20 million and the higher the price, the better the market,” he said.

Collaroy Basin is an exclusive pocket at the southern end of Collaroy Beach and adjacent to Fisherman’s Beach.

The top four Collaroy home sales have all been in the Collaroy Basin and are between $7.9 million and $16 million.

Number 19 Birdwood Ave is now the fifth highest residential sale in the suburbs.

The listing did not include any images from the old longdrop.

19 Birdwood Avenue, Collaroy 17/11/06 Photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG

Before. Photo: ANNIKA ENDERBORG



AGENTS ASSISTING FLOOD VICTIMS

Meanwhile, families living in flood-ravaged Northern Rivers are being helped get back on their feet by LJ Hooker Palm Beach, which has raised $95,000 for those living in the affected area.

The real estate office teamed up with Avalon resident Lisa Hewitt to host a fundraising dinner at Whale Beach’s Moby Dicks Restaurant recently.

The event was intended to cover expenses to help families relocate to their homes or new premises.

Amethyst Robinson, partner of LJ Hooker Palm Beach, said the northern beaches had “a kind of sister suburb type relationship” with the northern rivers because many young families had moved there for cost reasons.

More than 40 items were auctioned off at the fundraiser, including a New Zealand holiday in Queenstown, which fetched $24,000, and a set of bespoke surfboards, which sold for 17,000 $.

The Palm Beach fundraiser. NSW real estate.


It is understood that LJ Hooker Lismore has lost around 80 properties from its rent register.

“These are people who cannot afford insurance because the premium is too high

due to previous flooding,” Robinson said.

We focus on the first thing people need when they finally get back under a permanent roof, which is beds and fridges.

LJ Hooker Palm Beach is now working with several other charities in the

Northern Rivers to directly help flood victims.

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