No want for a guard canine at this Kenthurst property – not with two Velociraptors lurking within the yard.
Potential consumers inspecting the two.02ha property, which has simply been listed on the market, have been doing a double take when touring the acreage’s superb outside leisure space.
The personal oasis which incorporates a lagoon-style pool, spa, thatched huts and a rock waterfall – can also be residence to what appears like a scene from the hit film Jurassic Park.
Peering by way of the tropical landscaping is a complete of seven dinosaurs – all differing types together with a Stegosaurus and Pterodactyl – whereas an unlimited nearly two metre ‘yeti’ stands by the children’ water slide.
Vendor Glenn Jones was impressed to create his uncommon yard after visiting Clive Palmer’s Dinosaur Park at Coolum in Queensland.
By likelihood, not lengthy afterwards, some lifelike prehistoric fashions have been being auctioned in close by Windsor.
“After I noticed them, I believed I’ve to purchase them,” Mr Jones mentioned.
“I’ve simply at all times appreciated dinosaurs – I had toy ones rising up so I suppose these are adult-size toys.
“We used to get folks ringing the doorbell asking if they may carry their youngsters in to indicate them the dinosaurs – however the backyard is grown now so you possibly can’t see them from the road.”
Mr Jones and spouse Annette’s 4 kids and two grandchildren have cherished their fantasy yard which has hosted many events over time. Nonetheless, now as empty-nesters, the couple have determined to downsize.
The sale contains all the dinosaurs plus a really practical crocodile that normally floats on the backside of their pool. It has been relocated to the backyard whereas the house is available on the market.
“We solely took him out as a result of we thought youngsters would possibly get scared after they come to have a look at the home,” Mr Jones mentioned.
Agent Scott Rance from Rance Property mentioned there was no such downside with the dinosaurs because the yard has confirmed a success with kids at open inspections.
The acreage is anticipated to promote within the low-to-mid $four million value vary.
Whereas the dinosaurs are an enormous attraction, the property contains of two dwellings – a five-bedroom double storey residence with six-car storage and a smaller three-bedroom residence – which provides to its attraction.
There may be additionally a 200-bird aviary and a few sheep on the property, which the couple describe as a ‘manageable farm in suburbia’.
The distinctive outside leisure space, a part of the newer residence, contains an out of doors kitchen, fridge, barbecue, pizza oven and sound system.
“Folks simply can’t imagine the yard after they see it,” Mr Rance mentioned.
“We had household come by way of the opposite day and their youngsters wished to take the dinosaurs residence – it truly is like your personal Jurassic Park.”