No longer as quiet as a Church Point offering

No longer as quiet as a Church Point offering
No longer as quiet as a Church Point offering

It has certainly been an active time at the normally sleepy Church Point with Helena Harris, the award winning co-creator of the Hi-5 children's television show, quickly finding a buyer. 

Harris and partner Martin Perrott had renovated the bushland home since they paid $1.85 million in 2009. 

Iolanda Trovatello at Wiseberry Mona Vale had a price guide of $2.9 million to $3.1 million for the five bedroom home with three marble bathrooms.

It sold within three weeks of listing. 

Harris' name is synonymous with successful children's television across the world, being also the originating producer of worldwide hit Bananas in Pyjamas in 1992.

The show won multiple Logies - and they sit prominantly on a mantlepiece at the McCarrs Creek Road home.

It has been one of Sydney's slowest selling suburbs at around 120 days on market, compared with the 26 day CoreLogic Sydney average.

One reason Church Point got the slow seller tag was miner Tony Haggarty. He took forever to sell ​his six bedroom Church Point retreat with its most recent marketing campaign extended over 10 months.

He secured $3,675,000 for the Walker Place offering with jetty having initially sought $5 million when it first listed on another marketing campaign in 2014.

Haggarty, the former chief executive of Whitehaven Coal, bought it in 2007 at $2.85 million.

The suburb has seen a record price paid when the Schebesta family bought an imposing home for $4.6 million.

The home on an elevated 1600 square metre block was designed by Lyn Frohlich with billiard room and home theatre.

Some of the five bedrooms open onto a generous wrap around balcony with panoramic Pittwater views.

There's a heated salt-water swimming pool, outdoor spa and alfresco kitchen.

Its purchase followed the family's longtime one bedroom fisherman's cottage on Scotland Island being sold for $840,000. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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