A trip to the Great Barrier Reef may be off limits due to current travel restrictions, but the buyer of this Castle Hill property can still enjoy a little bit of the tropics.
The luxury home at 39 Castlewood Drive, listed for sale with a price guide of $1.950m – $2.050m through Guardian Realty, comes with a super-sized fish tank separating its dining and family rooms.
The custom built heated aquarium, measuring 3m x 1.4m and containing 1700 litres of water, was installed as part of a massive renovation of the residence.
“It pretty much takes up the whole wall – it’s a very nice feature – it is the biggest fish tank I have ever seen,” said agent Aaron Godfrey.
The transformed five bedroom double storey home is located on an elevated 854 sqm block in the Castlewood Estate.
Its high-end interior includes a stone stacked fireplace, cathedral style ceilings and staircase with glass balustrade. It has a sleek new kitchen with stone bench tops, storage and gas cooking.
Also impressing potential buyers is the property’s outdoor entertainment area accessed through sliding doors. It includes a built-in kitchen with barbecue, fridge and dishwasher plus a covered gas heated swimming pool with glass fence and waterfall.
Other features include ducted airconditioning, alarm, CCTV and video intercom. The property is a five-minute drive to Castle Towers and the Sydney Northwest Metro line.
“Most people are taken by the aquarium – the whole property has been really well received and the feedback has been very positive,” Mr Godfrey said.
“It is just a matter of finding the right buyer.”
The property, located opposite Castlewood Oval, was scheduled to go under the hammer in late March but has since changed to a private treaty campaign after the Federal Government’s ban on public and in-room auctions.
According to CoreLogic RP Data, there has been a number of sales recorded in Castle Hill since the stricter social distancing measures were enforced due to COVID-19.
Among them 18 Brosnan Place, a four bedroom double storey home on 682 sqm block which sold for $2.05m and 6 Wynchwood Place, a single level four bedroom home on 949 sqm block, which fetched for $1.735m.