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Another week and another acreage in Terrey Hills is poised to set a new record for the suburb and one of the highest prices on the northern beaches.
The world-class equine estate and resort-like home in Booralie Rd is Terrey Hills’ most outstanding offering, it has just been launched and it comes with a $18m-$20m expressions of interest guide.
Records show it’s the home of lawyer and performance coach Sam Makhoul and his horse-loving wife Katrina, who bought the property in 2013 for $5.35m and set about creating the private equestrian estate.
The couple bought a triplex in Sydney’s Darling Point for $21.5m earlier this year.
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Currently the record for Terrey Hills is $12m set earlier this year. An exclusive acreage in Terrey Hills, in Larool Rd, was listed last week with a guide of $12.8m to $14m but the Booralie Rd estate is next level on 1.89ha and backing onto national park.
The highest price paid for residential real estate on the northern beaches is $27m for waterfront property in Palm Beach in 2021 and the only other peninsula suburb to have a $20m plus sale is Manly with the $23m sale of a house in Bower St earlier this year.
The third highest northern beaches sale was a $20m property owned by former model Jennifer Hawkins and her property developer husband Jake Wall.
The Booralie Rd estate has world-class equestrian facilities with four custom-built stables and yards, a feed room and a 64m x 24m floodlit dressage ‘Geotech’ surface arena with jumps.
Then there is the main house with an open-plan lounge and dining room almost 17m long and a deep wraparound veranda.
There is also a separate one-bedroom guest cottage, a heated swimming pool and a championship-sized floodlit tennis court, as well as a giant garden chess board and pieces plus change room facilities with a sauna underneath
. The estate also has a four-car garage with an adjoining gymnasium, a croquet lawn, a meditation garden and a koi fish pond with a waterfall.
Shayne Hutton, of Sydney Country Living, said the property has been custom designed and has elegant features such as stone flooring, high ceilings and large picture windows that overlook the estate.
“It showcases effortless indoor/outdoor flow and is enhanced by a prized north aspect, high-end appointments, and quality materials,” he said.
Co-agent Darren Curtis, of Christie’s International, said the peaceful country retreat is within a couple of minutes drive to Terrey Hills shopping and cafes and less than 15 minutes’ drive to a choice of beaches.
“It’s a super position and the property is in sublime condition,” he said.