Acclaimed sculptor’s lakeside Highlands home for auction

The home of acclaimed Australian sculptor and current winner of Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea, David Ball, is up for auction.

“The renovated property is on the edge of Mittagong’s picturesque Lake Alexandra in the Southern Highlands,” DiJONES Sales Agent Daniel Garnett said.

“It is one of Mittagong's most coveted and convenient locations and only a short walk to village shops, cafes, schools, train station, lakeside bush trails and Mt Alexandra Reserve.”

Mr Ball was most recently co-curator of last month’s Hillview Sculpture Biennial where his massive sculpture, Biosis, was exhibited and sold. Like his work, Orb, which took out the 2017 Sculpture by the Sea, Biosis is an impressive sculpture constructed in corten steel.  

“David has added sculptural touches to the lakeside property,” Mr Garnett said. “He renovated the home, designed and built the steel arbour, the expansive curved deck with a magic view and made the quirky cubbyhouse, which features multiple storeys, ladders, trapdoors, a veranda, turret and its own sandpit.”

 

“David and his wife purchased the property in 2006 and have recently upgraded to a larger property in Wildes Meadow,” Mr Garnett said.

Mr Garnett said Mittagong is really beginning to surge in price and demand.
 

“We expect to see considerable interest from Sydney, with 70 per cent of our buyers looking to relocate from the city to the Highlands. We are also likely to see strong interest from a local family who is upgrading as it is a sought-after location.

“The fact that Mittagong is closer to Sydney than Bowral and Moss Vale is very attractive for buyers who are seeking the country lifestyle while still commuting to Sydney.
 
“The four-bedroom home, with an enormous master bedroom, features an expansive wraparound entertainer's deck overlooking the lake and is accessed by impressive 3.3 metre double-glazed cedar sliding doors.

“The over-sized rumpus room – that David utilised as a design studio - could be turned into a visitors’ retreat or added bedrooms with soaring cathedral ceilings and the private landscaped gardens featuring established trees.”

 

The property at 60 Alfred Street, Mittagong, will be auctioned onsite on Saturday 30 June at 3.00pm on site and has a price guide of $990,000.