A Jamberoo property with its own helipad has sold for $7.65 million - a record amount for the suburb.
A Jamberoo couple, who did not want to be named, beat out stiff competition to purchase 'Karinya'.
The couple, who have 14 grandchildren, are moving from a larger landholding and intend to keep the spectacular property as it is.
Sales agent Michael Cawthorn, of DiJones Bowral, said the property was sold after a four-week campaign that saw 102 inquiries and 18 inspections.
"The inquiry level has been wide and vast for what is an unbelievably fabulous property," he said.
"Interest came from parties both locally and interstate as well as internationally for the 1000sqm property on sixty acres some 120km from Sydney and only 15 minutes to Minnamurra, Gerringong and Kiama beaches and 25 minutes from Robertson in the Southern Highlands."
Mr Cawthorn said the owners purchased the land with a cottage in 1983 and then built a home for their parents and children around 20 years ago.
"It was a huge part of their life and finding the right buyer was very important to the vendor," he said.
"A charming couple from the local area, they are moving from a larger land holding and really fell in love with the property.
"The buyers' decision to keep the property in its current state swung the vendors to move the closing date of the expressions of interest forward and accept the offer.
"The buyers saw value in the home and acted quickly. It would probably cost you $9-$10 million to build today and everything is immaculately presented."
The single level property features seven bedrooms and seven granite-topped bathrooms, plus study and powder room and six living rooms across three separate wings in a U-shape configuration.
"The design allows you to live in the main hub of the home and then have visitors stay in the wings," Mr Cawthorn said.
"With a 30-seat home theatre, 12 x 5 metre salt water swimming pool, colossal under-building garaging with the potential to cater for 24 cars and helipad, Karinya is one of the most incredible properties I have ever sold in my 36 years in real estate."
The DiJones Bowral office has seen huge interest in property sales in the last 12 months - with 165 sales compared to 101 in the previous 12 months - and combined value almost doubling to $320 million.
"The interest from the Sydney market has been especially strong with young families seeking a treechange and better lifestyle," Mr Cawthorn said.
"The fresh air and value for money in the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas, combined with the ability to work from home due to the strong NBN is attracting people at record numbers."
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