Private Eco-Friendly Luxury On Kangaroo Island
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Private Eco-Friendly Luxury On Kangaroo Island

This clifftop residence could be yours.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, May 20, 2022 3:09pmGrey Clock 2 min

Created for the coastal environment by South Australian architects Geoff Nairn and Tim Ross of Design Inc. comes the remarkably positioned Little Cuttlefish on Kangaroo Island.

Overlooking the vast blue waters of Backstairs Passage to the mainland, the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2 car garage home offers an isolated, eco-friendly retreat like no-other.

Perched on the ultimate clifftop platform and spanning approximately 135 acres, the structure is designed to be completely sustainable with off-grid infrastructure including solar power and rainwater tanks offering a complete shift in lifestyle.

Upon arriving at Little Cuttlefish, you are guided along its 1.5km sheoak-lined driveway, leading you alongside paddocks before revealing the blue ocean below and rammed earth house.

On the property, the current custodians have planted an incredible 10,000 trees over the past 20 years to create an immensely private property.

The ground floor consists of kitchen, living, dining and lounge spaces with a facilities room located behind the kitchen.

There are two spacious bedrooms fitted with Moroccan style ensuite bathrooms. Above the top floor has a beautiful balcony to sit on and enjoy the changing light of dusk and dawn. Elsewhere the second bedroom can be utilised as a library or guest bedroom with its own ensuite.

Heating and cooling have been intelligently designed to use the natural environment and elements of the home. Concrete floors are heated throughout the cooler months through an underfloor heating system.

Outside sees a long, swimming pool running almost the length of the property and overlooking the grand ocean views.

Further, a large garage adjacent to the garden offers potential for conversion into further accommodation — or as a link to the main house.

The house is enclosed at the rear by a superb walled garden — including a vegetable garden — which combines with park-like surrounds and world-class ocean views.

Little Cuttlefish is located just 10 minutes from the ferry terminal and township of Penneshaw on the eastern end of the wilderness paradise of Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

The listing is with Deborah Cullen (+61 401 849 955), EOI.


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Plenty of people are looking to get away from it all. But most are reluctant to give up the conveniences and small luxuries of modern living.

This split-level property at 166 Westwood Street, Bridport on the north coast of Tasmania offers both, with direct access to a stunning coastline as well as easy living in a three-bedroom, Hamptons-style home. Just a 10-minute walk from Mermaids Beach in the Granite Point dress circle, the house on a 1206sqm site is a two-hour drive from Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania terminal port.

Central to the floorplan is a generous, north facing open plan living space with raked ceilings and wraparound bay windows leading onto a sun-filled deck via sliding doors.

Entry is via a spacious reception area with integrated hall table and storage cupboard. A short hallway offers access to the master suite to the right and secondary bedrooms to the left, or through to the open plan living area to the rear.

The master suite includes a built-in robe and stylish, semi open ensuite. Sliding doors lead onto the split level deck, with a spa on the lower side to provide privacy.

The well-appointed kitchen includes a large butler’s pantry, as well as an island bench and bar area with finishes such as Carrara marble chosen to blend seamlessly into the lounge and dining area. A stone fireplace is the main focal point in this room, while ducted heating and aircon ensure that thermal comfort is maintained all year round.

At 334sqm, the house is large enough to provide room for family and friends when required, bt cosy enough for two, without spending unnecessary time on maintenance and cleaning.

With Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm golf courses just 10 minutes away, local wineries and mountain biking at nearby Derby, this is an ideal property for downsizers looking for a little luxury while still feeling connected to nature. 


Address: 166 Westwood Street, Bridport

Inspection: By appointment

For sale: By Offer

Price guide: $2.3m t0 $3m

Agent: Andrew MacDonald, The Agency, 0409 368 151


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