From a real life castle for rent to dilapidated dumps, we take a look back at the five quirkiest property listings this year from Pearl Beach to Wamberal.
West Gosford castle for rent
The year started off with a real life castle — turrets and all — listed for rent at 58 Donnison St, West Gosford for $520 per week.
This was no joke, with agent Katie Tilden saying that it was hands-down the most unusual property she had listed.
But the best thing about it was the unconventionally playful ad listing, where Raine and Horne Gosford called for “the next Jon Snow and Daenerys” to apply for the multi-share property.
“room to practice your swordsmanship in the generous living room with high ceilings or hold a banquet in the dining room overlooking your Kingdom. Roast a beast in the new oven or boil your broth on the gas stove.
“The timber floors allow easy clean-up after disposing of your enemies, with lots of storage ideal for hiding away your secrets.”
Hexagonal fortress for sale
When prominent jeweller Henry Scholten and his wife were bound and gagged at gunpoint during a home invasion, they vowed to never again risk such a trauma.
Mr Scholten built a house soon afterwards with high tech security features and a distinctive diamond-shaped skylight.
One of the Central Coast’s most successful jewellers, Mr Scholten lived at the hexagonal fortress-style home at 4 Ocean Palms Cl, Wamberal for more than 20 years.
The property sold in September this year for 1.96 million via One Agency Platinum, Ettalong Beach.
Pearl Beach ‘Daniel Boone’ style log cabin
Wrapped in timber inside and out, this little three bedroom home at 26 Cornelian Rd was an ideal retreat for those who love escaping to nature.
With actual log walls inside, framing the inside and outside of the cabin and timber floorboards covering the floor and roof and even the kitchen cabinetry, living here would feel like you’ve transported to a 1960s Daniel Boone episode.
The property was sold in July this year for $840,000 via Central Coast Realty – Umina Beach.
Terrigal dump complete with leaky ceilings
LJ Hooker Terrigal agent Matthew Farrugia was quite candid when it came to the description of his listing at 46 Willoughby Rd, Terrigal.
Mr Farrugia admitted that the dilapidated home came with leaky ceilings, damaged floors and the pervasive smell of stale cigarettes lingering throughout. But despite all that, he said it was popular with punters due to its land value.
And he was right – despite the poor condition of the property, the property sold for $200,000 above the reserve at auction.
Cheapest apartment on the market
This tiny one-bedroom Gosford apartment attracted attention when it was sold for an unheard of amount of $176,000.
One of the most clicked on Central Coast stories of the year, the rundown property at 6/142 Faunce St was the definition of a fixer upper.
“The bathroom needed gutting and re-waterproofing — there is a fair amount of work to do to the place,” Danielle Hartley of Hinterland Real Estate said.
“I have not heard of a property in the area selling for such a low price.”