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10 Most Unique Homes Sold by Molenaar x McNeice

At Molenaar x McNeice, we take pride in curating remarkable real estate experiences across the Illawarra that transcend the ordinary. From historic treasures steeped in timeless elegance to modern masterpieces that redefine luxury living, our Illawarra-based agency has had the privilege of representing some of the most unique homes that have come to market in the region. 

Selling a home is not just about listing it on the market; it’s about presenting it in the best possible light, reaching the right audience, and navigating the complexities of real estate transactions with confidence. With Molenaar x McNeice, you can rest assured that your home will receive the attention it deserves, backed by our years of experience, unparalleled market knowledge, and innovative marketing strategies.

At Molenaar x McNeice, we are not just passionate about showcasing exceptional properties; we are also dedicated to helping homeowners sell their homes seamlessly and effectively in the Illawarra. Join us as we explore some of the coolest and unique homes that our team have sold over the last few years:


17 Cater Street, Thirroul


This two bedroom cottage located on one of Coledale’s most iconic streets has ocean views, a backyard studio, and a freestanding wood-burning stove, and that’s only a fraction of what this property has to offer. 17 Cater Street has had a property-wide architectural renovation in a modern homestead style, featuring matching cactus gardens in the front and back of the property, making for minimal upkeep without sacrificing on looks. Entertaining is a breeze with a large rear deck and firepit in the backyard, and when the weather’s bad there’s plenty of space inside, with an open plan layout and bar seating.


61 Keerong Avenue, Russell Vale


Spacious and airy, 61 Keerong Avenue is the epitome of luxury coastal living. Fully open plan and brimming with natural light, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to space – from lounge room and bar seating, to patio and alfresco dining. Just when you thought you’ve exhausted your options, step on out to the studio out back for even more living space. Enjoy a freestanding bathtub in the expansive main bathroom, and for the master bedroom, walk through your huge walk-in-wardrobe to your private ensuite. If you’re sandy from the beach, head round back to the copper outdoor shower and avoid tracking sand through the house! No luxury is spared in this gorgeous 4-bedroom Russell Vale property.


5 Soudan Street, Thirroul


The first thing you’ll notice about 5 Soudan Street is the striking colour scheme. Throughout the house is a vibrant teal blue, with dark timber trim and matching furniture for an elegant mid-century vibe. Thanks to wall-to-wall bifold doors, you can open the kitchen-dining room up to the covered balcony and look out on the Thirroul coastline. Speaking of the kitchen, a state of the art 6-burner stove and concrete benchtops make the perfect space for the culinary-inclined. Downstairs features a separate living room and bedroom (with ensuite), a versatile space that could be a guest bedroom, income opportunity, or teenage retreat.


25 Parrish Avenue, Mount Pleasant


25 Parrish Avenue is classic luxury. White marble with gold highlights. Sparkling swimming pool. A built-in wood fired pizza oven in the outdoor entertaining area. All on a huge 1371m2 block. No expenses were spared building this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom resort-style home on an extremely private and exclusive street of Mount Pleasant. After checking out the spacious living/dining/kitchen area (including fully integrated high-end appliances) you can take the grand split staircase, complete with wrought iron and timber bannisters, up to the second floor. There you’ll find the well-appointed bedrooms, second bathroom, and master bedroom, which has an expansive walk-in wardrobe, ensuite, and private balcony.


9 Balfour Street, Fairy Meadow


This unique mid-century modern 3-bedroom has all the quintessential features you would expect. Flat roof, floor to ceiling windows, geometric stone facade, and a verandah tiled with intricate blue designs. Stepping inside, the black hardwood gives the home a sophisticated feel, and matches the dark countertops and hardware in the kitchen. The cream cabinetry is true to the midcentury style, as is the feature wall in the living room. The bathroom has been freshly renovated – a large freestanding bathtub and rainshower provide utmost comfort and style, and the hexagonal tiling completes the decadent dark aesthetic in the house.


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29 Geards Place, West Wollongong


The 1900s meet 2024. This one-of-a-kind West Wollongong cottage has its original character facade, but when you step inside, you’re greeted by a gorgeous modern-coastal fitout. Epitomising the timeless Hamptons style, the house is light and airy, with a light polished hardwood floor throughout the home. French doors at the front and rear of the property allow light to flow through to the alfresco area out the back. Throughout the home are beautiful, original stained glass windows, and in the living room you will find a majestic brick fireplace. Finally, the bathroom has been meticulously renovated, the feature piece being the enclosed tiled bathtub. 29 Geards Place pairs character and comfort perfectly.


20 Blackall Street, Bulli


Nestled just a stone’s throw away from Sandon Point beach, this groovy beach house oozes 1960s charm. With its unique design, mid-century details, and laid-back vibe, this retro abode is the perfect escape for those looking to soak up the sun and embrace the coastal lifestyle. Stepping inside, you’re immediately presented with tailor-made mid-century shelving and stone details. As you walk through to the dining/living room (on the rich, dark timber flooring) you’re drawn to the funky custom entryway to the kitchen, the pièce de résistance of the home. The exterior features a large backyard with a granny flat perfect for renting or AirBnB. 20 Blackall stands proudly as one of the dwindling few classic Australian beach houses.


34 Elanora Road, Kiama Heights 


Almost every room in 34 Elanora Road has an unbroken 180 degree view of Loves Bay in Kiama, rolling green hills, dramatic cliffs, and crashing waves. Sitting in your living room, seamless floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take in every detail. A gabled sunroom with a glass ceiling extends past the deck, the perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a book. From the sunroom, you can see the infinity pool, also looking out over the bay. On the ground floor is a self-contained guest apartment, perfect for extended family or additional living space. Designed for entertainment and family life, the split-level design and alfresco dining means there’s room for everyone. 34 Elanora is the ultimate family home in the ultimate location.


10 Fifth Street, Scarborough


A nature-lover’s dream, and one of the most unique houses we’ve ever seen, with a layout that is almost certainly the first of its kind. 10 Fifth Street was designed by architect Mark Baxter, and built from sustainably grown and recycled timber products. It is filled with vibrant colours and exposed timbers, as well as plenty of windows and sliding doors to open the home up to its lush surroundings. The main feature is the spiralling staircase in the centre of the home, high ceilings and natural light surrounds you as you make your way down to the ground floor. Outside are established fruit and vegetable gardens, and a chicken coup, perfect for those with a green thumb and a love for animals. The cherry on top of this unconventional and whimsical home, is that it’s moments from one of the best beaches in the Illawarra.


29 Joanne Street, Woonona


29 Joanne Street is a grand, Hamptons-inspired 6-bedroom property, full of old-world charm without compromising on luxury. Filled with natural light and airy spaces, alfresco decking on either side of the property brings the outside in.  A gourmet kitchen with stone countertops, oversized kitchen island, and walk-in pantry means there’s an abundance of space for culinary adventures. Gorgeous dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home, and a freestanding wood stove warms the spacious living room. A chandelier hangs above the staircase, exemplifying the quality and luxury throughout the home, also seen in the bathroom where a freestanding tub sits herringbone marble floors, with Victorian-style tapware. This Woonona property is the epitome of luxury, combining style, quality, and spaciousness without making any compromises.


Whether you’re downsizing, relocating, or simply ready for a new chapter, Molenaar x McNeice is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your home sale. Our reputation for excellence, commitment to client satisfaction, and dedication to exceeding expectations make us the trusted choice for selling unique, luxury homes within the Illawarra region.

Discover the difference that Molenaar x McNeice can make in selling your home – from strategic marketing and expert pricing to seamless transactions and personalised service. Let us help you unlock the true potential of your property and embark on your next real estate journey with confidence. Get a property estimate today! 


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