A CHALLENGE awaits when visiting this home on the sand dunes at Lauderdale — can you tear yourself away from the wide blue water views?
“Distracting yourself from the water view can be tricky,” Exceed Property director Mandy Welling said.
“But if that’s what people want to take in at an inspection, I won’t drag them away from it!”
Set across two levels, this expansive, modern family home is an exciting one to visit.
Everywhere you look there is something to discover, an unexpected angular line or a luxurious feature that adds to the relaxed, comfortable, beachfront offering.
There are bold features that speak to a love of state-of-the-art architecture. Then there are the small details — the ones that make life just that little bit easier — like the outdoor shower, to rinse the sand off after a walk or swim.
Mrs Welling said while the three-bedroom home was cutting-edge when it was first built, the current owners have breathed new life into it.
They were careful and considered with their extensive home renovation to ensure everything was perfect, she said.
“The owners have given it an epic renovation,” Mrs Welling said.
“They left no stone unturned.
“They took out all of the windows — except for those that face the beach — and replaced them all with double glazed windows.
“All of the bedrooms on the right hand side used to have tiny windows; now there are double-glazed sliding doors that allow far more natural light into the space.
“Outside, the landscaping with the timber walkway, it has a resort-like feel.
“And upstairs, there used to be a home office, which they have opened up to make the most of the water vista.
“And then in the kitchen, the ceiling has recessed LED lighting that follows the shape of the house, it is so unusual and striking.
“The angular island bench looks like a boat. It’s gigantic, it makes a great impression.
“Honestly, I am so in love with this house.”
Balooks St is one of Lauderdale’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
Travelling along the beachside, it’s easy to see why people would want to move to this street.
It also shows a mix of the area’s history, a rare location where you see family homes, original shacks to cutting-edge contemporary masterpieces alongside one another.
No.96 Balook is an oasis of calm and relaxation, with a neighbour on one side and a walkway to the beach on the other.
Beautifully nurtured gardens and pergola/gazebo complete with an outdoor kitchen are just some of the glorious alfresco entertainment options.
A double garage and workshop provide secure parking and a covered atrium allows for weatherproof entry to the home.
On the ground level there are three generously sized bedrooms, the master with a walk-in wardrobe and a resort-inspired ensuite. From here, the sound of the small waves landing on the sand requires no imagination at all.
The second and third bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The landscaping seen through the windows in these rooms offers subtropical appeal.
A rumpus room is conveniently located on this level, which doubles as an ‘indoor entertaining area’ for those who prefer to revel in the peace and quiet while your counterparts party it up in the outdoor entertaining area adjacent. White-washed Tasmanian oak flooring creates the perfect canvas for the rumpus room.
The upper level of the home is simply breathtaking.
From the high-end kitchen, to the right, there is a private lounge area — perfect for a cocktail or wind down drink before bed.
This space is heated via a stand-alone wood heater.
Looking out over the sand dunes and across the water from the dining and family rooms on the second level is divine.
Via stacker doors, the homeowner can make the most of a semi-enclosed alfresco dining and entertaining space with a Vergola roof overhead — perfect for controlling the elements.
Open up the blinds and let the gentle sea breeze move in or close yourself off and just enjoy your own private little space across our four wonderful seasons.
Since hitting the market, Mrs Welling said No.96 had caught the eye of interstate buyers in particular.
“The majority of the interest so far has come from interstate, about 80 per cent,” Mrs Welling said.
“Two potential buyers were looking for something appropriate for short-stay accommodation.
“Another buyer, who has water views from their Mornington Peninsula home, would fit into the category that we used to hear so much about where they could sell up interstate, buy a fantastic home here in Tassie and have a nest egg left over.”
No.96 Balook St, Lauderdale is priced at “Offers from $1.875m”.