Whether an arch-defender of contemporaneity or a traditionalist with a penchant for a classic 80's beach house and original features, there's much to contemplate about a property which exudes value and is solidly underpinned by the scarcity of exclusive front row positions on Sunshine Beach.
Designed by the late Maurice Hurst, who was best remembered for pioneering conservation architecture before the term was coined, he produced a new benchmark for sensitive low-scale development and was a central force in developing an architectural genre called the Noosa style.
Mature Pandanus in the front garden are synonymous of a beach landscape and as you would expect, indoors is evocative of an enviable beach lifestyle. The massive upstairs lofty-ceilinged, open-plan living and dining spaces, plus kitchen with stainless steel bench tops, have polished Brushbox floors. Major features include the sandstone open fireplace and a full complement of picture windows and doors opening onto a wide deck with a seamless view north to Lions Heads and stretch south across the Coral Sea to what seems like forever. A master ensuite also enjoys the deck space where entertaining alfresco is a given.
Downstairs has polished Queensland hardwood flooring, an extension of the upstairs chimney flue with its own fireplace, similar massive open-plan living space, another master ensuite and deck, which wraps around to meet up with the timber walkway into the reserve-like back garden. It's filled with an abundance of native fauna also flora which is home to myriad birdlife.
The beach house's private pathway is extremely popular for serious surfers nudged by nature's alarm clock at sunrise, early-bird dog walkers or afternoon sand castle-builders, who can open the back gate and sink toes into the white sand of Sunshine Beach.
"Having a beach shack retreat is the common dream of many," comments Tom Offermann Real Estate's Tracy Russell, "and while this home is much more than just a shack, you could own it for a third of the sale price of several houses we sold in Sunshine Beach this year.
"Life's certainly a box of chocolate and no-nonsense fun, also a rare opportunity to join the lucky few who have a home with a back gate opening onto the beach. It's also just a 2-minute walk to the vibrant cafes and restaurants at Sunshine Beach village, the surf club and patrolled beach area".