A lagoon fountain in Narrabeen, which could have come directly from the Wind In The Willows pages, has sold 88 years in a family's hands.
Number 16 Lisle St, Narrabeen has a historic boat on the water that looks like it was the background of Ratty and Mole. Four generations of the Cocks family have loved rowing on the Narrabeen lagoon, playing croquet on the lawn and taking afternoon tea and scones next to the water.
The modern single level house with four bedrooms and deep balconies for lazy afternoon admires the water Sitting back from the water.
The property of 822m2 land came to market earlier this year and was booked for a 4th of April auction. Now three weeks later, the house and the boat on a block of 822sqm have been sold. Andrew Strong from LJ Hooker Collaroy said home business within the quoted guide price of $ 3.6 million to $ 3.75 million.
Granddaughter Suzanne Hunt said while the property did not reach the former $ 4 million price guide, the salesmen were excited about the result and the house has sold to a North Shore family.
The late Leslie and Margaret Cocks bought the property in 1930 as a weekender and they loved the lagoon's peacefulness, fishing, boating and swimming.
Grandchildren Suzanne Hunt and Belinda Souchaud said the lifestyle was idyllic and the wildlife was abundant.
"Later, the litter behind the boathouse has become the home of a family of gray cats, who recently produced babies. And most days we receive a visit of a large white egret that likes to fish in and around the water," they wrote. .
Leslie and Margaret's son Alan loved the place so much he rebuilt in the countryside, and his wife Jan laid out in the beautiful garden.
Originally the modern home was just a weekender, but the couple loved the place so much they retired to the house.
The house has a formal lounge opening to a television room and the kitchen flows to the relaxed living and dining area. Each of the four bedrooms has a fitted wardrobe, and the master bedroom looks out over the backyard.
There is a large paved outdoor area for entertaining outside.
"Now that our parents have gone and our own children grow older, we feel it's time to let another family enjoy such a unique property on the lake," said Suzanne and Belinda.
"Narrabeen will always play a significant part of our family history and we will always treasure memories of this truly special place."