Imagine waking to the sounds of the surf,watching dawn send shimmering rays over the Pacific Ocean, grabbing the board, kids and dog, opening the gate and being steps from the sand. It doesn't get any better.
Connecting to the beauty of the national park-like surrounds, the very private landholding of peerless stature has views to make your heart beat faster.
Affectionately designed by architect Emily McGuire and constructed to every possible high standard, there's a definite aesthetic sensibility beginning at the front door. Its bold metallic look complements the contemporary art pieces in the lofty-ceilinged, gallery-style entrance and open plan living spaces.
Banks of windows and doors slide away, to evoke layers of natural light and colour, maximising the majesty of the ocean and beach views. This invites the outdoors in via numerous balconies and terraces, including the pool.
A princely alfresco entertaining area has a backdrop of a sub-tropical garden and a wood-fired pizza oven - the perfect culinary partner to the over-sized kitchen with its Miele appliances and walk-in pantry. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms and family-sized bathroom.
Upstairs is truly remarkable. Textures both slick and sumptuous, such as Tasmanian oak floors, are most apparent in the grand master suite, which is the size of a very luxurious one-bedroomed apartment. And yes, there is a living area as well as a kitchenette, walk-through robe, bathroom, study/office and balconies. All large, just like the ocean views. Another two bedrooms and a bathroom add largesse to the upper level.
Another marvellous surprise is the lower level with its climate-controlled wine cellar. A large home theatre with digital projector, games room, 'boardroom' and a handyman's dream workbench. There are bathroom facilities especially designed for those returning from a surf.
"This casually sophisticated, yet laidback imposing family residence or holiday home, eschews the ordinary," comment Tom Offermann Real Estate agents Luke Chen and Roark Walsh. "It's coastal without seeming contrived, and there's simply nothing like it."