Ultimate custom built homes for sports lovers

House with indoor soccer field

This indoor soccer field has been put to good use during Covid. Image: Sam Ruttyn

With these unique properties, the sport can be played at home in both summer and winter.

While swimming pools were once considered a luxury, properties with bespoke athletic facilities such as putting greens, in-ground trampolines and bowling alleys are selling across the state as buyers increase their athletic needs.

27 Coronation Rd, Wentworth Falls has a putting green.

Sydney Country Living Terrey Hills’ Taylor Snell said since the pandemic began, more buyers have been interested in having sports gear as part of their lifestyle properties.

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He had also noticed an increase in buyers in the city looking for fully furnished retreats as second homes.

Resort style living was appealing during Covid.

“They really want a little resort where they can spend their weekend and be entertained,” he said.

More modest homes with bespoke sports facilities have also emerged, including apartments with shared putting greens.

We have compiled a list of some of the best houses with sports facilities that have recently come up for sale.

From country retreats to mundane city abodes, these homes are perfect for those who love to kick, putt, swing and slamdunk – without the crowds.

59 Baker Drive, Bonville

59 Baker Drive, Bonville.

Those looking for the ultimate tree-changing retreat should look no further than this sports haven just 20 minutes southwest of Coffs Harbour.

The property has a large swimming pool and spa as well as a one bedroom studio in addition to the four bedroom house and parents’ retreat.

Anyone for golf, tennis or basketball?

But it also has a large tennis court with competitive lighting that doubles as a basketball court, and an in-ground trampoline.

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Make it a day at home.

And what sports home would be complete without a putting green and practice net?

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It is offered for sale through Nolan Partners Coffs Harbour.

Wirreanda Lodge, Ingleside

This Ingleside area has rugby and cricket equipment.

This property in Ingleside was the training ground for a first class cricketer and a professional rugby player.

Sydney Country Living Terrey Hills sales representative Taylor Snell said the owners had converted the existing two-bedroom house into a five-bedroom sports retreat for their sporting sons, one of whom went on to play NSW Second XI in the UK and another previously played professional rugby To become the head coach of the Toronto Arrows.

Lots of space to kick and punch.

The 2.23ha property includes a putting green, cricket pitch with bat nets, rugby goal posts and a 10m in ground pool.

Who knew this bushland retreat was in Sydney?

It also has a creek-fed waterfall and billabong, and a fully fenced dog park.

Inside, amenities are plentiful, including Jacuzzis, underfloor heating and ducted air conditioning.

The house has a lot of character.

It is listed with a target price of $9 million.

60 Grandview Street, Shelly Beach

Living on the Gulf at its finest.

For those who love golf but dislike lawn care, this home has direct access to the putting green of an 18-hole golf course – through its own golf buggy garage.

Agent Chris Lamont of Brand Real Estate – The Entrance said this inclusion was seen as a must when the home was built.

The home features a golf buggy garage that opens onto the Shelly Beach golf course.

“You can drive straight from the track to the warehouse,” he says.

After a round, owners can enjoy a drink or two from their private, resort-style entertainment area while watching the other golfers play.

Watch the action from your balcony.

The home also has a plunge pool and DA approval for a designer rooftop bar, as well as a parent’s retreat with a private patio and spa.

It has a target price of $4.5 million.

31 Clarke Street, Earlwood


This Earlwood mansion caused quite a stir in the Inner West when it went up for sale in 2021.


Not only does it boast several luxury features such as a glass-walled swimming pool, a six-car garage and a grand staircase inspired by a James Bond film, but it also has an indoor soccer field.

The property was sold for just over $4 million at auction by Jim Nikolopoulos of Cobden and Hayson and James Cowan of Colliers after it was put up for sale on the orders of a bankruptcy trustee.

Nautilus, Burraneer

325 Woolooware Rd, Burraneer.

Possibly the most epic home in the country, this six-story Burraneer mansion owned by entrepreneur Steve Shelley features seven bedrooms, six kitchens, 19 bathrooms, a theater, a wine tasting room, and a “bat cave” tunnel that leads to a private beach .

The bowling alley with two lanes.

But while there’s plenty to baffle buyers, the property’s two-lane bowling alley is a standout feature — as is the archery range.

And for relaxation after a sporty day, there is a Turkish steam bath, a yoga and Pilates studio and a fitness room to choose from.

It is listed with a target price of over US$50 million.

Argentille, Lovedale

Supplied Editorial Brian Silvia of BRI Ferrier has listed his horse farm Argentille in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley - 283 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325

Brian Silvia from BRI Ferrier has listed his horse farm in the Hunter Valley.

Horse lovers are sure to go mad at this premier equestrian stud in Lovedale, Hunter Valley.

Supplied Editorial Brian Silvia of BRI Ferrier has listed his horse farm Argentille in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley - 283 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325

The cultivation area has an extensive infrastructure for horses.

Owned by Brian Silvia of BRI Ferrier, ‘Argentille’ has 14 paddocks, typically storing 25 horses and extensive horse infrastructure from Europe.

Supplied Editorial Brian Silvia of BRI Ferrier has listed his horse farm Argentille in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley - 283 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325

It also has luxury accommodations for up to 20 guests, with the five bedroom main house available from $1,550 per night.

Supplied Editorial Brian Silvia of BRI Ferrier has listed his horse farm Argentille in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley - 283 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW 2325

The 18 ha property on Wilderness Rd is listed by Michael Burke at McGrath Upper Hunter and has an indicative value of US$11.75 to US$12.75 million.

It also has a boutique wellness center and gym.

147 Robey Street, Maroubra

This Maroubra home has some pretty luxe inclusions, like a home theater and a butler’s pantry.

The most outstanding feature of the house, however, is the putting green in the backyard, where owners Gemma Dooley and Warwick Boys hone their golf skills several times a week.

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Mr Boys said the putting green is a major attraction for guests.

The backyard putting green.

“One of the main advantages of a putting green is that it doesn’t require too much maintenance or mowing. You could leave the property for three months, go on holiday, come back and everything would be the same,” Mr Boys said.

The home was listed for sale by Ray White Woolahara last year with a guide price of $3.95 million.

27 Coronation Rd, Wentworth Falls

27 Coronation Rd, Wentworth Falls.

This Blue Mountain home also has a putting green—but this one has a view.

Putt on the green or relax in the spa – the choice is yours.

Wentworth Falls House on Coronation Rd looks out over the Jamison Valley to Mount Solitary and The Three Sisters from its putting green and in-ground spa, making the choice between exercise and relaxation difficult.

There is also a home cinema.

It also has a range of indoor amenities such as a home cinema and ducted heating.

It is offered for sale through McGrath Blue Mountains.

The Lordship, Parramatta

806/31-37 Hassall Street, Parramatta.

Those who can’t afford a multi-million dollar home shouldn’t despair – this Parramatta apartment offers a shared putting green for a fraction of the price.

On the top floor of The Dominion security complex near the train station, the one bedroom apartment is listed with a guide price of US$439,000.

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The building has a shared putting green.

Residents have access to a fully covered three hole putting green complete with colored flagstick for a relaxing putt after work.

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