Dolphin Point trophy home sold after Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia makeover

Dolphin Point trophy home sold after Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia makeover
Dolphin Point trophy home sold after Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia makeover

The Dolphin Point home that got a make-over by the team at Selling Houses Australia last month has been snapped up for $1.2 million pre-auction.

It was sold after 22 days on the market for homeowners Steve and Serena Blakey.

The newly married purchasers from Leeton - she is an artist and he is an ex-farmer - were looking for a sea change.

The four bedroom home had previously been for sale since late 2017 when it came with $1.3 million.

Its price had dropped to $1.18 million late last year, just before its makeover by the designer Shaynna Blaze and gardening expert Charlie Albone.

The asking price dipped to $1.2 million last May.

There have been just five sales above $1 million at Dolphin Point since 2013, with three of them last year.

Perched on the headland, with panoramic ocean views, the 1960s beach house has been transformed by the team of designers.

They added a contemporary feel but retained the retro vibe of the property on Seaside Parade.

Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia host Andrew Winter has been exploring the sleepy hamlet south of Ulladulla.

Prior to the make-over, the Selling Houses Australia team described the home as “dated, mismatched and needing a lot of small maintenance jobs”.

“This is one family that desperately need our help,” Winter said.

The 45 Seaside Parade Dolphin Point episode will likely air in the finale for the series in May.

Dolphin Point trophy home sold after Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia makeover

The Raine & Horne Mollymook Milton agent Ben Pryde who secured the sale said it had "been a whirlwind, but loads of fun".

“The show will really showcase our region as a jewel on the South Coast.”

Pryde said more than 80 turned out for the reveal open for inspection.

The Selling Houses Australia episode focusses on the lives of Steve and Serena Blakey and their four kids, who have loved the last 17 years living on the coast since paying $405,000 in 2002.

Dolphin Point trophy home sold after Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia makeover

It’s been a wonderful place for the couple to raise kids and indulge their passion for surfing, but a few years ago their world was rocked when their youngest son contracted encephalitis (inflammation on the brain).

The family are selling up to fund his treatment.

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.

Tags: 
Dolphin Point

Comments

Be the first one to comment on this article
What would you like to say about this project?