Tennis Champion serves up his much-loved Sydney beach house.
Tennis champion Sandon Stolle is a former number two world doubles player and son of the legendary Fred Stolle who won the US and French Opens in the mid 1960s as well as being a member of the winning Davis Cup team three times.
For his contribution to tennis Fred Stolle, now 80, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Stolle junior is now retired from professional playing and is coaching for Tennis Australia interstate which has prompted him to sell his much-loved Curl Curl home.
He and his wife Margot are sentimental about their beach house as their three daughters were born from the house, started school up the road and belonged to Nippers at Curl Curl.
“One of our best memories would be walking out the back gate and taking the girls down to Nippers,” Mr Stolle said.
The couple were drawn to the house by its hilltop location overlooking the beach and the dual street access which means they can walk to the sand 150sm away.
Curl Curl is a popular beach with surfers and there is a highly-regarded primary school in the suburb as well as an independent school, St Luke’s Grammar, for children from pre-kindy to year 12.
According to CoreLogic the median house price for Curl Curl is $2,352,500 based on 34 house sales over 12 months to January this year. That median price is up 11 per cent over three years.
The Stolle’s tri-level house at 28 Gardere Ave, Curl Curl has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two sets of double garages, one on each street. There is also a level backyard, room for a pool and the block is large at 538sqm.
“We made many changes to the property once in. The first was to open up the main level, with new kitchen, spotted gum floorboards, bi-fold doors and extend the balcony out the back. We also connected the balconies with the external stairs down to the backyard,” he said.
The parents retreat with lounge, bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe is the couple’s favourite spot as it gets sun all day long and takes in the ocean view.
The house is suited to a large growing family and the external access on the lower levels make it easy for teenagers to entertain.
Views from two sides of the house take in the ocean, beach, headland and lagoon and the large terrace off the lounge and dining areas face north. The large house goes to auction on Saturday May 25 through Smyth Estate Agents and has a price guide of $2.75 million.
The Stolle family meanwhile is moving interstate.
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