Dual living by the ocean with sunsets and stunning views


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The home at 196 Hornibrook Esp, Woody Point. Picture: Supplied

WHEN the Gallagher family moved from Perth and snapped up a vacant block on the Hornibrook Esplanade in Woody Point, they knew they had to build a home worthy of the seaside location.

Russell Gallagher said he wanted a home that offered dual living while taking in the ocean views.

“We took a standard design that the builder had and really worked it over and modified it to our requirements,” he said.

“We wanted a big deck at the front, open-plan living and high ceilings.”

The kitchen is part of the open-plan living and entertaining space. Picture: Supplied.

Set across two levels, and sitting on a 397sq m block, the home at 196 Hornibrook Esp has a self-contained area downstairs with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, laundry space and open-plan living and dining area.

There is also an alfresco space, deck and garden shed.

Upstairs, the open-plan living and dining room features cathedral ceilings, timber floors and bi-fold doors opening to the deck.

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen space flows out to the deck. Picture: Supplied.

The kitchen has a servery, stainless steel appliances and pendent lighting.

The master bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and there is also a powder room and fourth bedroom with built-in wardrobe on this level.

Mr Gallagher said his favourite part of the home was the open-plan living space and deck.

“The deck overlooks Bells Beach, which is always buzzing,” he said.

The living area includes a study nook. Picture: Supplied.

“We have skydivers there and people picnicking. The other weekend there were jet ski races demonstrations and races.

“On balmy evenings the breeze comes across from the east and we can open the shutters (on the deck) to let the breeze through.

“Most nights we’re out there on the deck and we can watch the sunset across the Hornibrook Bridge.”

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