Responding beautifully to its ocean view location above the waters of First Bay and a few minute walk to Point Perry, timber boardwalk connection to Coolum Main Beach and surf lifesaving club, this inspired architecture embodies an organic nature resonating against off form concrete framing a double garage.Terraced gardens hold low maintenance philodendron, banksia, small leaf climbing ivy and a mighty stilt leg pandanus stands sentinel to a large intercom access gate, concrete stairs and raised aggregate walls.
The residence has great street presence amongst a bevy of new developments and single dwellings dotting the hillsides of the protected coves. Above the garage is a self- contained guest suite or ideal source of passive income should the home not be in permanent use. Polished concrete floors and a private ocean view terrace will have guests lining up for a return visit. From this level the side access meets mid-level casual living and dining where north light invades and exposes the rich grain of timber floors and accents via clerestory fixed glass and adjustable louvres.
A big glass framed entry makes no secret of the ocean views and open living is anchored by a two- way galley kitchen fitted with pale stone benches against the patina of timber soft close drawers, stainless splashback, five burner gas hob, under bench oven, dishwasher and wine rack.There's easy connection to a wrap-around under roof verandah embracing ocean views and rocky headland to the north. There is a full bathroom, adjoining powder room and nicely distanced private bedroom which could readily double as a home office with a rather distracting view.
Trademark built in seating lining walls provide perfect spots to stretch out and relax, while keeping an eye on ocean conditions. A comfortably wide staircase draws you to the courtyard level lounge and security gate entry to the flat finish concrete surrounds of a turquoise tiled north south pool, with fixed bench seating, power points and gas fitting for the barbecue. The upper floor is a private retreat of two bedrooms each with floor to ceiling tiled ensuites finished in a timeless mix of pale grey and stark white tiles. Casement solid panels open fan shape to regulate a sea breeze, glass butts raised meditation nooks, signature big sliding screens and solid doors line bedrooms ensuring serenity in the upper canopy.
Coolum Beach is undergoing a noticeable renaissance as older homes and holiday flats make way for contemporary coastal homes and luxury low rise development. Current improvements and extensions to coastal boardwalks offer some of the best vantage points on the coast to view dolphin, turtle and yearly sighted humpback whales. With a clocked ten minute easy drive to the future International standard Sunshine Coast Airport, beautiful beaches and rocky coves to explore, it's little wonder popularity continues to grow.
Marketing Agent Roark Walsh attests. There's a regularly good surfbreak right out front and easy boardwalk access to the village shops, bistros and entertainment.This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a unique seaside residence with great provenance and a fabulous ocean outlook.
Tank Water available
Gas Hot water & Cooking
Salt water Pool
State Commendation, AIA Queensland Architecture Awards, 2010.
Sunshine Coast House of the Year, AIA Queensland Architecture Awards, 2010.
Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation, AIA Queensland Architecture Awards, 2010.
Project completed by Vokes and Peters
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