By Alesha Capone
A Hoppers Crossing house with its own putting green and in-ground trampoline has sold for $1.67 million, setting a new record for the suburb.
The five-bedroom property, at 5 Amstel Court, was sold last week by Abhi Elawadhi and Kamlesh Kamani from Reliance Real Estate.
Mr Elawadhi said the house has set a price record for non-acreage residences in Hoppers Crossing.
Mr Elawadhi said other houses in the area have fetched higher than $1.67 million, but they have all been on blocks of about an acre or more – whereas the Amstel Court house is on 1473 square metres of land (which equals 0.36 of an acre).
In 2018, Reliance sold 19-21 Ashley Avenue in Hoppers Crossing – which is on around 2300 square metres of land (0.56 of an acre) –for $1.6 million.
The Amstel Court property also has a sauna, basketball court, theatre room and four-car garage.
The residence also features an 80,000 litres swimming pool with a solar-heated spa and an alfresco area with a built-in barbeque equipped with natural gas.
“It’s one of the unique houses in the area, it’s only nine years old and most of the houses in the area are around 20 years old,” Mr Elawadhi said.
He said the house, which has a lot of steel features, was built by the owner of a Hoppers Crossing metal fabrication business who had decided to sell up and downsize.
The Reliance office received more than 100 queries about the Amstel Court abode, from Victoria, interstate, New Zealand and the Philippines.
He said the woman who purchased the house was looking for a family house where her parents could come to stay.
Mr Elawadhi said that despite the pandemic, the real estate sector was going well.
“The market never actually moved anywhere,” he said.
“People thought the market would crash, but the market is buzzing.”
Mr Elawadhi said he would like to thank Kamlesh, along with Amber and Jaye from the Reliance office.