The endless appeal of Gardyne Street, Bronte
Spring has definitely sprung this week and with the weather heating up, what better place to live than beautiful Bronte? Picturesque Gardyne Street would have to be one of the suburb’s most sought-after addresses, with so many things going for it. Firstly, many of the houses are elevated to capitalise on sensational ocean views. It’s just a stone’s throw from Macpherson Street, with its great village atmosphere and restaurants such as the much-loved Three Blue Ducks. There’s also a quick cut-through down to the beach, which makes that morning dip even more appealing. Alexander Phillips recently listed two pretty special properties in this pretty special street.
Currently up for sale is 49 Gardyne Street. The property has been held in the same family for more than 40 years, with the owner recently knocking over the original house to make way for a sensational three-bedroom contemporary home capturing never-to-be-built-out NE views across Bronte Beach. Built across two levels, it really celebrates the beauty of its setting, with landscaped gardens and a solar-heated plunge pool.
Number 25A Gardyne Street is an impressive four-bedroom architect-designed beach house commanding an unobstructed due-north panoramic vista over the gully to the beach. Set on an elevated block, it offers an incredible sense of light, space and privacy, with a sleek modernist aesthetic and every modern luxury. “We sold the property prior to auction within just seven days of listing for more than the $4.3m guide,” says Alexander, “which really highlights the strength of the market, which is currently being underpinned by a distinct lack of quality stock, making now an optimum time to sell.”