Hills Livingtag

A prestige residence that perfects indoor to outdoor living

When Brian and Nella first moved into Appletree Dr, they were a young couple in their first, simple home. But over the past 28 years they have developed their substantial 1067sq m block into a stunning example of prestigious, family living that perfects indoor to outdoor living. The first step in this triumph was removing the original home after the arrival of their children and replacing it with a sprawling residence that would come to be known as Windarra. Of course, developing such a home required the craftsmanship of award winning builder Gary Young and his trademark style and quality is evident throughout. The other element that makes Windarra such a standout in the Cherrybrook real est...

A worry free purchase

When Michael and Kym Holden listed their family home for sale with Castlehaven recently it was with mixed emotions. Not only for leaving their home of 13 years but for the uncertainty selling and purchasing can bring as you try to sell your own property and swap over to something else with meticulous timing. All this was resolved when they heard about the Castlehaven Hold it till you Sell it offer. “We wanted to buy a brand new home in North Kellyville. We found our dream property and it’s simply stunning and so much roomier than we ever imagined. But really, what made it possible for us was that Castlehaven took the new home off the market and held it for us with just $1000 depo...

Viewpoint November 2015

Australians have a passion for real estate and this is particularly true in areas like the Hills District where we have strong rates of home ownership. In fact, about 85% of dwellings in the Hills are owner-occupied. We know Castle Hill is a high demand market – attracting roughly double the amount of interest for each property listed than the NSW average over the past year. We also know that working with experts in the area, like Castlehaven, makes the world of difference when you’re selling. Castlehaven is going a step further to take uncertainty out of the purchase and sale process by holding new homes in the North Kellyville precinct for a minimal deposit while purchasers sel...

North Kellyville a haven of new homes

Foxall, Hezlett and Withers Rds, Kellyville, were once the entryway to winding drives, market gardens and farm fresh eggs. Today, new communities are cropping up, in and around these roads as local kids build families of their own and Sydney’s urban sprawl realises the wonderful lifestyle opportunities available in the Hills District. For those looking to enjoy the luxury of living in a new home, house and land packages are aplenty in the new streets now forming across this vast development area known as North Kellyville. Castlehaven has been developing new home communities in the Hills for more than 40 years so, we know the care, planning and forethought it takes. In North Kellyville ...

Gardens frame a home

First impressions last and having your garden, which is the first thing most people see about your home, in top shape is a must for anyone looking to make an impact. There are some who will thrive on hours of diligent gardening but if you're strapped for time here are some garden tips that will get your yard in sape so you're ready to welcome visitors or impress potential buyers.  Weed. Castlehaven Sales Expert Colin Moss is a keen gardening enthusiast and says nothing looks less inviting or uncared for than a yard teeming with weeds. "You don't need to have a perfectly landscaped yard - simply cleaning up the weeds will make a huge difference to your home's presentation and street app...

Modern excellence in Kellyville

Some homes stand out from the crowd because of their exceptional standard, inclusions and attention to detail. 6 Bresnihan Ave, Kellyville is a home that sits in this elite group. In homes of this calibre it’s the little things that make a difference – stone waterfall benchtops, stainless steel gourmet kitchen appliances, soft closing polyurethane kitchen cabinetry and a walk-in pantry to die for. Upstairs four double bedrooms give thoughtful consideration to each member of the family and downstairs is a fifth bedroom or study with private ensuite. As with many new homes the highlight is often the open-plan living area complemented by a fabulous indoor to outdoor living experienc...

Viewpoint October 2015

The Hills District is booming. This quiet area once filled with farms and families is now becoming a hub for business, transport and of course, development. The Hills is no longer just a wonderful place to live and raise a family but also a place to build your business, explore opportunities and lay foundations in one of the new growth areas. This growth means great things for existing land and home owners with strong demand for properties evident across the district. Similarly, those looking to get into the real estate market are lucky to find significant new development opportunities. Whatever your life and real estate stage, the Hills District and Castlehaven can help you realise your dre...