Beachfront home described as “lush and rustic” in Australia

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption The 12-acre beachfront property has its own pier, pier house and restaurant For those who like their idyllic, clean and peaceful surroundings. This idyllic coastal home in Australia…

Beachfront home described as "lush and rustic" in Australia

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption The 12-acre beachfront property has its own pier, pier house and restaurant

For those who like their idyllic, clean and peaceful surroundings.

This idyllic coastal home in Australia has been dubbed “absolutely stunning” by the Guardian, and is listed for $4.9m (£3.85m).

The 12-acre beachfront property boasts a private pier, pier house and 18-hole golf course.

Only an hour’s drive from Sydney and a minute from South Head, the sleepy South Wolseley village of Woolloomooloo boasts winding roads, white picket fences and a bungalow village.

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption It has a large freshwater pool, spa, sauna and pool house

It’s marketed as one of the more unique houses available for sale, with an ambience that turns its front door into the last rays of daylight from 4 a.m.

Sarah Robson, the development and marketing manager at W. Peron Home, the property’s developer, described it as a “modern gem” at the time of listing.

“It’s situated on an outstanding coastal cliff frontage overlooking the South Wolseley crescent and the whole of South Wolseley coastal ridge,” she told Ausreal Estate in an email.

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption The property has its own pier, pier house and 18-hole golf course

But that secluded sun-filled retreat can be yours for a mere A$4.9 million (£3.85m).

The down-to-earth estate’s neighbours include the National Museum of Australia, Quay St School, as well as dog walking dogs and dog-walking dogs.

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption The waterfront has plenty of natural water views

It comes with a deck veranda and balcony, “ample accommodation” and a “huge natural water view”.

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption “It would be hard to beat” for views, said Mr Robson

“And if you’re not up for working with organic waste and heat recovery systems to reduce environmental impact, they’ve got it covered with a large system that would be hard to beat,” added Mr Robson.

“They have state-of-the-art wine cellar, wine cellar and shop room, a swimming pool, spa, sauna and pool house – possibly the best in Australia.”

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption Developers are hoping to increase the current crop of owners

“Their greenhouse design won best in design at the annual IMB holiday resort design competition,” the property’s development manager continued.

So, why is this a price at which home buyers with realistic means to spend cash on property want to pay?

For starters, buying a property on the coast where many people love spending the summer months while at work to come home to less than $4 million isn’t a great idea.

And then there’s the connection, the history, with so many homes along the coastline and how easy it is to experience the stunning vistas from your front door, says Mr Robson.

And then there’s the fact that for all the lavish touches the house offers, there is no “McMansion” here, just a much nicer, more compact modern home.

Image copyright Sarah Robson Image caption There’s a kitchen at the front of the house, two bedrooms and a reception room in the rear

“They are very challenging developments to get off the ground because you have to have the resources to buy land and construct these,” she said.

“Also, you can’t sell any more land from people out there in the capital, so development has to stop when the land running out.”

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