It may be rare to find a 1,100sq m block of land in Sydney these days – but one that looks straight out across the ocean – well, that’s a gem worth polishing.
Which is exactly what the owners of this waterfront house have done.
After purchasing 83 The Esplanade, Cronulla for $2.63m about 10 years ago, they treated it like a “diamond in the rough” and added a gym, a sauna and a pool, says selling agent Marko Maric of One Agency Cronulla – Caringbah.
It was worth it. The luxe Hamptons style home is now headed for auction on Tuesday April 26 with a price guide of $12m.
One of the best things about the double story house is that you can see the ocean from every bedroom.
A lazy Sunday morning sleep-in takes on a whole new meaning when it involves waking up to views of the sea.
And then when you do decide to get up, you have a retreat-style house to enjoy before you mosey on down to the beach.
Not only does the gym make it impossible to shirk away from exercise, the wellness retreat with one person sauna gives you a place to recover.
But if gym workouts are not your thing, the space can be easily converted back to a double garage.
Besides – there’s a gas-heated pool to enjoy, along with two heated outdoor showers and an outdoor kitchen.
And once you do decide to make the short walk down to Shelly Beach or Oak Park for a swim, you know you are one of the lucky ones who don’t need to compete for parking.
The interiors of the house are full of character.
Handcrafted coffered ceilings and wainscot walls of white contrast against dark bamboo floorboards in the loungeroom and formal dining room while black and white marble tiles ground the Provincial kitchen and family room.
The main bedroom has a one-of-a-kind glass-walled ensuite. The shower separates it from the sleeping quarters while a diagonally placed bath adds a quirky yet sophisticated touch.
The house also has an oceanfront terrace with remote controlled blinds, solar panels and keyless entry.
The home has genuine claims to being the best in The Shire.
It does have some competition though from a recent $14m sale in Cowra Place, Cronulla that has a very similar ocean outlook and changed hands for $14m in December.
“Globally renowned for setting a benchmark in waterfront living, ‘Cove House’ is located at the entrance to the waters of Port Hacking in Southern Sydney.
“The residence is one of Australia’s most iconic coastal homes and was designed by acclaimed architect Reuben Lane in the early 1970s,” that home’s listing read.