A five-bedroom house in The Escort Way has broken the record for highest selling house in Orange.
The house, which sold for a cool $2.25 million, topping the previous record holder, a four-bedroom property on Dean Drive in west Orange which sold for $2.1 million in 2016.
It's kind of a picture perfect Orange home on the outskirts of town.Alistair Miller
Only a couple of kilometres outside the CBD, the last sale of the house came in 2017 for $1.45 million, making for a near $800,000 mark up in just four years.
Selling agent Alistair Miller of Professionals Orange said it was a "crazy time" to buy, but that he wasn't overly shocked by the price.
"It's kind of a picture perfect Orange home on the outskirts of town," he said.
"It's what people are looking for and it is a crazy time. I think lifestyle blocks are even harder to get in these times as people tend to be holding on to them.
"It wasn't a massive surprise because the amount of money they spent getting it right."
The house at 629 The Escort Way may have a heritage look about it, but in fact was built only 20 years ago.
Although Mr Miller praised the "private garden and rural location", he believes it was the upgrades inside the house that tipped it over the edge.
"They've put in a pool, almost a Spanish-like courtyard, in the middle of the house which was no mean feat because it's not a huge space, so it's created this beautiful ambiance around there," he said.
"The current owners did a lot of really good things with it, from making it all marble benchtops, literally marble around the pool and the main bathroom, it's really pretty full on.
"It's got some lovely views from the property to Mount Canobolas which is always a bonus. Pretty perfect location and so close to town."
He added that the buyers were local and purchased it with the intention of living in it, rather than renting it out.
The record may not last long however with a house at 26 Dean Drive currently on the market for more than $2 million.
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