A classic Californian bungalow has generated so much interest over the Christmas-new year period that listing agent and auctioneer Anthony Merlo will put it under the hammer sooner than first planned.
Mr Merlo, of Dalton Partners, told Domain he has been "overwhelmed" by enquiry for the three-bedroom home on a block 588 square metres in size at 52 Turnbull Street in Merewether. It has a guide of $1.15 milion.
The property's auction was originally set down for February 29 with Mr Merlo saying he released the property before the Christmas break with plans for a longer marketing period thinking many buyers would be away.
"I could not have been more wrong," Mr Merlo said. "With no publicised open houses we have had 26 inspections via three private viewings and to date have issued 16 contracts. The response to the home takes me back to auctions we were conducting in 2016 and 2017."
Neighbouring homes for sale
Two modern homes on large landholdings in an exclusive pocket of Eleebana's Cherry Road have been listed for sale.
Joshua O'Doherty, of LJ Hooker Belmont, is marketing a "masterbuilt" three-bedroom residence on a private 2406 square metre block of land at 34C Cherry Road through an expressions of interest campaign.
The home was owner-built by John and Judy Foster. It has park-like surrounds, a triple garage with lift access to upstairs, a luxury master suite and two large decks.
Inspections are by appointment. A price guide has not been disclosed but Mr O'Doherty expected interest to fall between the $1.7 million sale of a "lifestyle" property at 107 Warners Bay Road in May last year and the $2.15 million suburb high result for 540 The Esplanade in Warners Bay in November.
Belle Property Charlestown have listed the neighbouring property at 34B Cherry Road. It features a five-bedroom Hamptons style home on 2105 square metres of land and is set for auction on February 9 with interest expected from $1.4 million to $1.475 million. It is open Saturday at midday.
Listings over $1 million
McGrath New Lambton are marketing a newly constructed four-bedroom home over two levels at 65 Victoria Street in New Lambton with a guide of $1.325 million to $1.385 million. It has a double lock-up garage, three bathrooms and an alfresco area with an eclipse opening roof.
A two-storey house with four bedrooms at 3 Crescent Road in Wangi Wangi has been listed by LJ Hooker Wangi Wangi for $1.05 million. The home is six years old and is built on a block 1657 square metres in size with a double garage, separate large shed and water views.
First National Altitude are selling a five-bedroom residence with an in-ground pool and leafy surrounds at 3 Brushtail Place in Belmont with a guide of $1.22 million to $1.32 million.
Listings $500,000 to $1 million
A four-bedroom home in Adamstown Heights at 111 Lexington Parade is on the market through McGrath Newcastle City for $790,000.
McKiernan Real Estate have a three-bedroom home at 85 Birdwood Street in New Lambton for sale with a guide of $650,000 to $700,000.
First National Newcastle City have a two-bedroom 1920s home at 181 Beaumont in Hamilton set for auction with a guide of $800,000 to $850,000.
Listings under $500,000
PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie are marketing a freestanding home with three bedrooms in an over 55s village at 83/3 Parkside Parade in Toronto for $390,000 to $420,000 and a three-bedroom duplex at 1/3A Binney Street in Wallsend for $480,000 to $520,000.