Taylor Troeth, Property Journalist
Updated 23 Nov 2023, 3:47pm
First published 23 Nov 2023, 3:46pm
The Beecroft home has a pickleball doubling as a basketball court in the backyard – much like George and Amal Clooney.
Billie Eilish loves it, George Clooney has one in his backyard– now you too can be like some of the worlds most beloved stars, with your own private pickleball court.
As the pickleball craze takes off in Australia, this homeowner has taken it to the next level by putting a court in their backyard, and for keen players, the Beecroft home is on the market with a price guide of $4.5m.
Pickleball, which is a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton, has experienced huge growth in Australia, following suit from its popularity in the US which has become the fastest growing sport in the country.
Birds eye view of the dream home with a pickleball court, basketball court and pool in the backyard.
It is now estimated that there are 12,000-15,000 pickleball players in Australia, with 70 clubs and associations around the country.
Other stars who are enthralled by the sport include Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez who is allegedly invested in a pickleball business, and the late Matthew Perry was said to be playing the day he passed.
Celebrities who pickleball: Selena Gomez, Matthew Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and George and Amal Clooney have a court in their backyard.
Finneas, Billie Eilish’s producer brother also has a pickleball court in his backyard and the two love the game.
The vendors of the home at 12 Hull St were renovating during the Covid lockdown and were inspired by seeing dream courts built on The Block 2022.
“We had a vision to create a home that we literally did not need or want to leave. It was important for us to maximise our outdoor living spaces and the opportunity for an active family lifestyle,” the owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said.
“We removed the old full size tennis court, making way for a 12m pool that’s heated for all year-round use. We kept part of the original tennis court and converted it to a multi-sport court.”
The Beecroft home with a pickleball / basketball court, expansive home and pool.
The large pool where you can cool off after a game of pickleball.
Listing agent Belinda Hill from McGrath Beecroft said it is a “dream family property.”
“It’s the most perfect property for kids because no one is on their phones, they are outside having fun and being active,” she said.
Ms Hill said the family who own the property thought it was a great idea to have the multi-use basketball and pickleball court.
“The kids in the family who are selling the property have hosted an annual pickleball competition where they invite family and neighbours – even Grandma plays,” she said.
12 Hull Rd Beecroft.
The property has drawn a lot of interest from local families looking to upsize and upgrade, as well as keen pickleball players who haven’t seen a private court before, Ms Hill said.
“Particularly the kids who come through love the backyard. It’s every kid’s dream,” she said.
The home itself also stands out, with Ms Hill describing it like “resort living.”
“The whole house was completely transformed; it looks like nothing like when they originally bought it.”
Inside the open plan living and kitchen that seamlessly opens to the backyard and barbecue area.
The modern kitchen ideal for entertaining.
With modern refurbishment, along with the pickleball court, the home features five large bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool, outdoor shower and gym.
With a sleek contemporary kitchen including a butlers pantry and substantial central island, the home is perfect for large, multi-generational families or those who love to have guests and entertain.
The indoor / outdoor entertaining space.
One of the five bathrooms in the Beecroft home.
Beecroft is 22 kilometres northwest of Sydney, with a median house price of $2.402m. The home is within walking distance to Beecroft Station, Pennant Hills Golf Club and local schools. The home is set to sell at auction on Thursday November 30.
An expansive bedroom.
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