Escape the cold: Five Illawarra homes designed for indoor fun this winter

Brendan Crabb
view.com.au
A rumpus room is typically used for games, parties and recreation. 
A rumpus room is typically used for games, parties and recreation.  Credit: supplied

It’s well and truly wintertime, we’re all spending more time indoors, so why not be able to enjoy some game time while stuck inside?

A rumpus room is typically used for games, parties and recreation.

We’ve featured five homes currently on the market within the Illawarra that boast eye-catching rumpus rooms, or at least the potential to contain one if a little creativity is applied.

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Jamberoo

Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, 40 Tate Place, Jamberoo is a charming country manor that overlooks Jamberoo’s golf course.

Sitting on 1254 square metres, the home features four bedrooms, a study, four bathrooms, two fireplaces, a renovated kitchen, plantation shutters, timber floors and 14.5kw of solar power.

There are also cathedral ceilings in the main living room and the rumpus/games/media room (above the triple garage).

There’s also room for extra family members or a large family gathering, multiple garages for your toys or special vehicle needs, and a place to park your caravan or mobile home undercover.

Selling agent, Vivienne Marris from Elders Real Estate said the price guide is $2.6 million.

40 Tate Place, Jamberoo is currently on the market.
40 Tate Place, Jamberoo is currently on the market. Credit: supplied

Balgownie

This home boasts an entry-level rumpus room featuring sunny bay windows and a study nook.

The home at 42 Sherwood Drive, Balgownie has a price guide of $1,795,000.

This Tudor-style family home in the foothills of the Illawarra escarpment has undergone a sympathetic renovation.

It also features a flexible-use loft space ideal for working from home or for guests.

The selling agent is Jordan Andonovski from The Agency Illawarra.

Farmborough Heights

This listing features a rumpus room, games room or retreat with sweeping views to the east.

The home at 145 Farmborough Road, Farmborough Heights is due to be auctioned on August 2.

145 Farmborough Road, Farmborough Heights offers plenty of entertaining potential.
145 Farmborough Road, Farmborough Heights offers plenty of entertaining potential. Credit: supplied

The four-bedroom home sits on 1271 square metres and enjoys panoramic views of the escarpment, Lake Illawarra and surrounds.

It also features an all-weather covered deck to take in the views.

The selling agent is David Greenwood from Molenaar x McNeice. There isn’t currently a price guide available.

Berkeley

This Berkeley home features a substantial carpeted rumpus room with a ceiling fan and access to the carport recreation room.

The property at 25 Kent Street, Berkeley has a price guide of $950,000.

25 Kent Street, Berkeley
25 Kent Street, Berkeley Credit: supplied

Set on 734 square metres, the home is due to be auctioned on July 8.

The updated brick and tile dwelling features a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and modern ensuite, as well as four additional bedrooms; two with mirrored built-in robes.

The selling agent is Cristian Cignarella from The Agency Illawarra.

Mount Warrigal

While unfortunately there aren’t photos available to properly showcase its rumpus room potential, this retro-style home has plenty of scope for recreation.

The property, located at 28 Mackenzie Avenue, Mount Warrigal has an asking price of $899,000 to $949,000.

28 Mackenzie Avenue, Mount Warrigal
28 Mackenzie Avenue, Mount Warrigal Credit: supplied

Selling agent, Shane Szakacs from Ray White South Wollongong said the three-bedroom, two-bathroom brick home was a renovator’s delight.

He said the home featured a space downstairs that was tailor-made for a granny flat or rumpus/games room, complete with its own shower, toilet and kitchenette.

“In the past, it was probably used as guest accommodation, but more recently as an area for socialising, with a retro vibe,” he said.

This article originally appeared on view.com.au.

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