A family of four has nabbed a $4 million oceanfront mansion in Sydney’s swanky suburb of Freshwater after entering the RSL Lottery.
The luxury beach house was major prize in a raffle which raised funds for veterans and Sydneysider James Burry, 40, was announced the winner after purchasing $200 worth of tickets.
Recently Mr Burry has being tossing up the idea to move his family to Gosford for a cheaper lifestyle but after being awarded the four bedroom home thinks he and his partner along with their two kids will stay in Sydney forever.
The happy dad told The Daily Telegraph he was still in a bit of shock but is understandably excited to move in.
“We know this part of Freshwater well,” said Mr Burry. “We used to go to a nearby park to eat fish and chips and soak in the view. It’s strange to think we’ll be waking up to the same view every morning.”
To further sweeten the deal, the lucky winner’s home comes fully furnished, appliances included and 12 months of rates and water are already paid for.
It’s believed more than two million raffle tickets were sold on the RSL Art Union website and punters were allowed to enter as many times as they like with tickets staring at $5.
It is fitting that this house’s changing of hands should benefit veterans as the property’s history is steeped in service.
According to The Daily Telegraph, “the land was bought for 50 pounds in 1906 by Laura Faviell who served as a nurse during the First World War. Her son David fought in World War II and later joined the merchant navy. He married Rita — a German refugee — who lived in the house until she was 98 and became something of a local personality.”
Take a look around the home…
For more details visit the RSL Art Union