A Contemporary Beachside Pad Hits The Market
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A Contemporary Beachside Pad Hits The Market

With panoramic ocean views, this Freshwater property is sure to make a splash.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Mar 5, 2021Grey Clock 2 min

A contemporary waterfront pile, footsteps from the sands of Freshwater beach has just come on the market.

This 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3-car parking residence designed by award-winning architecture firm Brewster Hjorth spans three levels and maximises its coastal appeal through the use of raw timbers, off-form concrete, copper adornments and glazed glass doors and facades to soak in the incredible views.

The first-floor homes the open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas and is privy to high-ceiling and a glazed façade that overlooks the ocean. It’s also here that timber features of Spotted gum, Ebony and Oregon come to the fore.

The kitchen is replete with Marblo resin benchtops, stainless steel side benches alongside Gaggenau and Miele appliances. Also on this floor is the butler’s pantry, which offers temperature-controlled wine storage, a bathroom and a home office that can be converted into a guest room with a murphy bed.

Downstairs sees the bulk of the bedrooms, all of which enjoy built-in robes, alongside a home cinema, laundry, bathroom and storage room.

The master suite sits alone on the top floor and is privy to a walk-in-robe, ensuite and its own rooftop courtyard.

Also on the top level is the deck which offers panoramic watery views and is the ideal entertaining space with its own outdoor kitchen.

Further,  two private rear courtyards are lined with a tropical garden, while a hot and cold outdoor shower is ideal for a post-swim rinse off.

Throughout the home sees a combination of terrazzo and timber flooring, which is all heated underfoot while a keypad entry and Sonos surround system round out the tech features.

Settled in the sought-after retreat of Freshwater Basin, the residence is a short stroll to Freshwater Village and Harbord Diggers and an easy walk to Manly beach.

The listing is with Clarke & Humel Property’s Michael Clarke (+61 402 425 486) and Mike Dunn +61 409 317 335). 48 Ocean View Road Freshwater, NSW, price guide, $10million.

Clarkeandhumel.com.au

This article was originally published by Robb Report ANZ

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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.