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Unveiling the Jewel of Marrickville: Knockdown Rebuild


Back in 2017, ANSA Homes took on a Knockdown Rebuild (KDR) on a sloping Marrickville site that backed onto the Cooks River. The extraordinary result raised the bar in both design and value. In October 2023 the home sold for a suburb-breaking record of $4.5 million and is a shining example of the lasting quality and innovation that ANSA Homes is known for.

Rear Living of Property


Smart Solution to a Sloping Block

Nestled along a sloping block, this home presented a unique challenge—one that ANSA Homes embraced with our characteristic flair. Rather than seeing the terrain as a limitation, our designers saw an opportunity to maximise liveability and elevate the home’s aesthetic appeal

“The builder has approached the challenge of the sloping block really well and this home is the benchmark for what can be achieved on tricky site”   

Danny Hassen, Co Founder of National Real Estate, The Agency.

The Result?

A harmonious fusion of form and function, where every aspect of the design seamlessly integrates with the natural contours of the land. From its modest street presence to the sweeping rear vistas integrated with the external landscape, every detail has been meticulously planned to enhance the homeowner’s experience. This uniquely designed home was crafted to suit the natural slope of the land whilst tailoring the design to best accommodate the living requirements and lifestyle of the family.

Quality of Design

The design exudes a sense of timeless elegance, with clean lines, sleek finishes, and a layout that effortlessly balances aesthetics with functionality. Each room tells a story of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Light-filled rooms and thoughtful allocation of space is key to this successful design.

Danny Hassen (The Agency), who sold the record-breaking home says, “The design was brilliant
in-terms of the maximised space. That combined with the position of the windows filled the home with light. It was very clever to place the main living on the lower levels to achieve that fantastic
living outcome”.


Quality of Build

ANSA Homes continues to deliver excellence in construction that gives long term results for our clients. “You can see the home was built to the highest standards of craftsmanship. The quality of the home speaks for itself.” says Mr Hassan.

From the moment we first put pen to paper our expert team of specialists work vigilantly to ensure each, and every element of the home has a purpose from foundation to the finishing touches, every element has been cleverly thought through and meticulously crafted to ensure longevity and durability, offering the homeowners peace of mind and confidence in their investment.


Knockdown Rebuild for Future Results

“Older homes, while rich in history and character, may not fully capitalise on the available space or fit with a modern family’s lifestyle needs. When you have a property on the right street, in the suburb you love, a knockdown rebuild makes financial sense” Says Danny, “Especially when you can receive returns like $4.5million – well above the sales price of a 1960’s home should you decide to sell in the future.”  

“By starting afresh with a knockdown rebuild, ANSA Homes can completely custom design a home tailored to your specific requirements, optimising every square metre of your property whilst maximising functionality and enjoyment.” Says Sean Thornton, ANSA Homes Head of Design and Knockdown Rebuild Compliance. “If you’re ready to see the full potential of your property, why not speak to one of our experts that can help guide you in the right direction.”


Thinking of a Knockdown rebuild or wish to discuss your block’s potential with a specialist who offers complete customisation. Our team is available for onsite visits or virtual appointments,
7 days a week.

Sean Thornton – 0457 706 839
Danny Lewinton – 0407 170 156
Geoff Masters – 0466 327 327

The Agency
The Agency is a full-service real estate agency offering services across Residential, Commercial, Property Management and Project Marketing across Sydney. 

Danny Hassen 0458 858 588