An Oyster Bay home that starred in Season 3 of Like it or list it hit the market for the first time since undergoing a major refurbishment on the show floor under the direction of interior designer Neale Whitaker.
The contemporary four-bedroom masterpiece at 55 Georges River Crescent, Oyster Bay, will go under the hammer on July 2, with Highland sales agent Sarah Street already generating a lot of interest in the home, which has a guide to $2 million prize. .
“We’ve only had the property on the market for a few days, but we’ve already seen an influx of interest from buyers who have fallen in love with the property’s unique finishes,” she said.
“The level of architectural excellence is exceptional and captures you as soon as you set foot in the property.
“The owners have done an amazing job transforming a humble family home into an exemplary piece of design.”
Newlyweds Nathan and Emily Green bought the 1950s brick home in April 2018 for $1.21 million with the aim of remodeling it.
“When we bought it we saw it had a lot of potential,” Mr Green said.
“But at that point (of the show), I wanted to sell it, mainly because I was tired of doing all the maintenance. It took a lot of work outside.
Longtime fans of real estate-related lifestyle shows, Mr. and Mrs. Green had watched Like it or list it several times, but it was while watching Selling houses in Australia that an advertisement for the other show appeared.
Like it or list it follows homeowners across the country who are struggling to decide whether to renovate and love the home they are in, or sell and find a new dream home.
“We saw they were looking for people and we thought we would apply,” Mr Green said.
“They had someone removed from the last episode, so they needed someone fast.
“It was a turnaround two months after we applied to be on the show and it worked out.”
The couple were entrusted with a builder and interior designer and they quickly set about transforming the much darker, segmented 1950s house into a bright, open-plan modern family home that wouldn’t look out of place in a magazine. top of the line.
The kitchen, living room and dining room have been renovated over the living room, as has the laundry room and one bedroom.
Mr. Green said that once filming was completed, they completed both bathrooms.
“The first thing the interior designer said when she walked into the house and saw the floor plan was, ‘This kitchen needs to move,'” he said.
“Originally, our idea was to just knock down the massive wall that was in the middle of the whole house, but leave the kitchen where it was.
“Thinking about it now, you couldn’t see the kitchen any other way. Where it is now is perfect because you are looking straight out onto the terrace and directly onto the backyard and pool.
The property includes an open-plan living and dining room, featuring high ceilings with eight skylights, an ethanol fireplace and glass patio doors leading to a wrap-around terrace.
Luxurious finishes throughout the house include oak parquet floors, bathrooms with natural stone and terrazzo tiling and Miele appliances, plus suede Silestone worktops in the kitchen.
Its northeast-facing backyard and entertainment area features lush lawns and a magnesium pool framed by landscaped tropical gardens.
Mr Green said they were now looking to sell the house and move to the Caringbah South area to be closer to schools and sports activities for their three children.
He said the features of the house he would miss the most included the living space and the bathroom.
“The living room and dining room are the best – you just don’t get those eight skylights in a house very often,” Green said.
“That vaulted ceiling is amazing. I will also miss the bathroom. I had always wanted a bathroom and we did one in black terrazzo, which is beautiful.
The property will be auctioned at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, on site.