The retreat guaranteed to de-stress the most jangled of nerves


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A calming view, tropical gardens and room for the kayak from the bottom of the block. This is a house that offers therapy every day.

Bruce has a demanding job in advertising but when he comes home he returns to a peaceful waterside retreat and any stress abates.

The calming view of Middle Harbour is seen through floor to ceiling walls of glass, there is a calm in the cul-de-sac position and at the water’s edge a kayak immediately takes him out to the harbour and solitary quiet.



The red-roofed house is beside a waterfront reserve and you can walk to the beach in a minute.

Number 8a Linkmead Ave, Clontarf is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom house in a cul-de-sac with direct access to Sandy Bay and Clontarf Reserve and next to waterfront bushland reserve.

The Hamptons-style home goes to auction on Saturday August 24 and has a price guide of $3.5 million to $3.85 million.

Bruce’s wife Stephanie said the water views are a kind of therapy and can be enjoyed by virtually every room in the house.

Walls of living art and calm.

Light floods into every room.

“The view is amazing and you feel as if you are part of the setting,” she said.

“It would suit people who love nature and water and they need to love the peace and quiet,” she said.

The couple have one son who loves Clontarf Beach and thought they would stay longer at the home, but they are relocating to Asia so are letting go of their beloved retreat.

Light and views from both walls in this room.

Even the bathroom has a brilliant water view.

Since purchasing in 2016 the couple has renovated all three bathrooms, replaced the glass balustrades and the tiling. The home has a strong Hampton’s feel with its whitewashed beamed ceilings and timber floor. It also has a lot of accommodation with grand dining and lounge with fireplace, granite kitchen, home office, study or fifth bedroom and a whole floor given over to guest accommodation. The house also has ducted heating for winter warmth.

The block is 771sqm and has easy care tropical gardens but it is the home’s location above Sandy Bay that makes it super special.


“I can walk to Sandy Bay from the back of the house in one minute,” Stephanie said.

“In summer it is glorious, we just grab our bathing suits go for a dip and are back in moments.

“The new pontoon marina is very popular and there are always people paddling, swimming and kayaking nearby. Clontarf Beach is so safe for children too,” she said.

Deep balconies, courtyards and patios surround the main level giving lots of outdoor spots for relaxing, sitting in the sun and watching the water.

A double carport is at the end of a private drive from the road

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