Queenscliff masterpiece makes a lasting impression across the road from the bay
A BEAUTY on the bay is making ripples with buyers falling for the lavish house across the road from the water.
High end home designer Stephen Akehurst and builder David McDonald created the impressive masterpiece at 8 The Esplanade, Queenscliff.
Not only does the two-storey residence create a lasting first impression with white weatherboard exterior, but the size of the block, 1020sq m, is another big drawcard.
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RT Edgar, Point Lonsdale agent Felix Hakins said a lot of people were taken with the designer.
“One group has organised an inspection just because of the architect,” Mr Hakins said.
An expressions of interest campaign for the property closes on April 8 with price hopes of $5 million to $5.5 million.
Split over two levels, the ground floor of the house has two separate sleeping quarters, each with two bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a central loungeroom.
Upstairs a relaxed and sophisticated open-plan living area frames a view across Port Phillip Bay to Bass Strait, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean and beyond.
A country-style kitchen has a butler’s pantry and the dining room that opens out to a balcony with endless views.
The loungeroom has a statement fireplace, multiple window seats and bi-fold doors opening out to a second balcony.
The main bedroom, with study, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, is also on this level.
Mr Hakins said the vendors were selling as they had built another house on the other side of the bay.
“This type of property is attracting Melbourne buyers selling up and moving down as well as country buyers downsizing off farms,” he said.
The property was originally listed for sale in November with another agent for $6 million and RT Edgar took over in March.
The prestige Bellarine Peninsula market is booming with a $6 million sale at 18 Crows Nest Place, Queenscliff, a $5.6 million sale at 60 Avila Rd, Curlewis and a $5.3 million sale at 44 Gellibrand St, Queenscliff for Lathamstowe.