Stunning views on the waterfront
833 FRENCHMAN BAY ROAD, Price $2.695 million Agent Merrifield Real Estate Contact Kevin Marshall, 0408 936 380
This exceptional waterfront property is 12km from the city of Albany, enjoys breathtaking ocean views and offers a truly enviable lifestyle to delight the most discerning of families.
It is an extensive estate, which includes a four to six-bedroom home and numerous outbuildings set on a beautiful parkland block of 1.049ha, right on the water’s edge. The home is just 50m from the boundary of the property fronting Princess Royal Harbour.
Just as impressive as its proximity to the ocean is the panoramic vista, which spans the Porongurups and Mt Manypeaks, across the harbour to the city, around to King George Sound, Breaksea and Michaelmas islands, and Bald Head. At the end of the driveway, the two-storey home is revealed — as is the remarkable view to the ocean.
Designed to maximise the magnificent outlook from most rooms, the home has big windows along the front wall, and a patio at the back.
It is set among neat lawns and sheltered by tall palm trees, conifers and peppermints, and bordered by native vegetation.
The hub of the home is a big, open living area of lounge, dining and kitchen — with dishwasher and walk-in pantry.
This warm, light and airy space has high ceilings and a wood fire, and is complemented by the adjoining dining room.
Steps from the lounge lead to a second family area, a versatile room with an adjoining bathroom, currently used as a gym but which could easily become a sizeable fifth bedroom.
Two of the four bedrooms, both doubles with walk-in robes, are along a hallway on the
ground floor, near the family bathroom and an activity area. Also off the hall is an office — or sixth bedroom.
Upstairs is a double-insulated theatre room and big third bedroom with built-in robes.
The star of the show at the top of the house, though, is the luxurious main suite.
A long room with a wall of windows, plush carpet and full-length curtains, it has a walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom, and an adjoining sitting room (5m x 6m).
Adjacent to the house are two double garages with remote-controlled doors, and another with direct access to the home under the main roof.
Away from the main residence is a second three-bedroom home, which would make an ideal granny flat, guest quarters or exclusive holiday let.
Adjacent to this is an impressive 400sqm gable-roofed shed and trade workshop, with space for big vehicles, a vehicle hoist, natural light and three-phase power.
Another open shed with high clearance and a lean-to, a wood shed, a garden shed, a shadehouse and a double carport on the second home are other notable outbuildings.
A bore provides reticulated water for the gardens as well as a fully netted orchard of fruit trees and a vegetable patch.