Auction: Saturday March 16, onsite
Bidding Guide: $2,350,000
This is the stuff of genteel holiday dreams…your very own Raffles, 5 minutes from the beach! Set modestly on the low side of the super-desirable Coolawin Road, only footsteps to all that Avalon has to offer, this oasis evokes all the glamour and sophistication of the golden age of travel. Lofty bi-fold glass doors, colonial architecture, lush gardens and charming verandahs. This timeless masterpiece will knock your socks off with its inimitable style!
Behind a rolling lawn, lush plantings and a (sometimes rare in Avalon) easy access driveway, this discreet and spectacular home will get your heart thumping!
Note the timber boardwalk steps to get you grandly down the drive, then stroll past the huge 3 car garage, and into the oh-so charming wide front door. Inside the entrance foyer, you'll feel the vibe as you head into an elegant oak floored reception room, with an original wood burning fireplace, and doors to the wrap around verandah.
Beyond, there's a small landing which overlooks the heart of the home. It's a dramatic view. Head down a few stairs into the near double height living space – a grand lounge and dining area, with majestic bi-fold doors that open to the spectacular rear terrace, decks and sparkling pool. Massive windows to the north and west, allow the sun to stream in. There are fabulously high ceilings and a gleaming tiled floor. Beyond the living and dining, you'll arrive at the brand new shaker-style master chef kitchen with gas cooktop and great stainless steel appliances. There a bi-fold windows and bar from the kitchen to the outdoor entertaining zone, oodles of storage, and a connected laundry/butler's pantry hidden around the corner. It's clever, stylish and practical.
Outside…there's a wonderful covered level dining area that connects to the cabana and pool. There's enough space here to entertain a crowd or just a few, or let family find their own special spaces...
On the upper level, there's a massive wraparound verandah, which, in traditional colonial style, provides access to all four luxurious bedrooms, master with walk-in robe and ensuite. The verandah is unique and covered. It's big enough to sit, or, in summer, sleep, on...really!
Outside, walk to Avalon village to catch a movie and have a coffee, or skip to the beach. You can easily walk to schools and express transport from this winner position. It's seaside living at its best...!