The bushland outlook you can see and hear

IT may be located in Bower Bird Court, but it is another type of avian that inspired the name of this Kenthurst acreage.

By Will Hampson

27-04-2018 | IT may be located in Bower Bird Court, but it is another type of avian that inspired the name of this Kenthurst acreage.

The 1.01 ha property, which has just sold for $2.67m, is known as `Bellbird Echo’ due to the songs of the native birdlife that can be heard from the rear garden.

“There is always the sound of these beautiful bellbirds in the background — I don’t think I have ever been to a property which there is such continuous singing — it is like a concert,’’ said agent Will Hampson from Lumby Hampson Real Estate.

The property, which backs onto a bushland valley, was inspected by 100 groups when it was launched onto the market at Easter.

It is the first time the property, located in an area of Kenthurst known as the `Banksia Park Estate’, had been listed for sale in 23 years.

Each street within the pocket is named after a bird — Lyrebird Court and Sandpiper Place.

Vendors Susanne and Peter Conyers didn’t notice the bellbirds until about six years ago when a large flock moved into the bushland valley behind their property.

Their arrival however soon meant the couple no longer would see the other types of bird life as they were told the bellbirds are territorial.

“They echo in the valley and it just sounds like gentle bells ringing,’’ Ms Conyers said.

“They are very shy so we rarely get to see them – so once I took my picnic char into the bush and waited for them not to get scared and to come out.

“They are just a plain little bird but they have the most amazing sound — so we were quite happy they moved in and that is how we came up with the name of our house.’’

The five bedroom single level home, which has 3.6m high ceilings, had been recently renovated with a new stone kitchen, updated bathrooms and polished floorboards.

A rear deck overlooks the in-ground swimming pool and leads down to a level lawn with another covered outdoor dining area.

In addition to the six car garage, the property also has a large machinery shed with parking for another four vehicles, workshop and office.

The property, which was purchased by a local family after just two weeks on the market, is within walking distance to the local shopping village, parklands and schools.

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