Dream home on the coast

Coastal grandeur is al­lur­ing, writes Ka­t­rina Stokes.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Seaside Living - SEA­CLIFF PARK

ATHIRTY-YEAR dream to buy a sprawl­ing coastal prop­erty be­came a re­al­ity for the owner who used to de­liver food there as a young man. ‘‘Back in the early 1970s, I de­liv­ered some food here and I said to my­self ‘I’ve got to buy this one day’,’’ one of the ven­dors says. ‘‘About 30 years later my wife and I bought it.’’

Of­fer­ing views of Ade­laide’s metropoli­tan coast­line and be­yond, the prop­erty lies on an area of nearly 10,000 sq m.

The ven­dors – who are sell­ing the home be­cause they are down­siz­ing – say they have al­ways lived near or on the beach.

‘‘I love the beach. I was born in Italy in a beach­side town so it re­minds me so much of home,’’ the ven­dor says.

The mar­ried cou­ple have raised their four chil­dren – who say they will also miss the home – in the fam­ily-sized prop­erty.

‘‘They’ve all moved out but the youngest one is 28 and she still likes to come and sleep here oc­ca­sion­ally,’’ the ven­dor says.

Fea­tur­ing six bed­rooms and five bath­rooms, the home is well-suited to a large fam­ily.

Out­side, the prop­erty has a swim­ming pool, ten­nis court and paved en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas boast­ing views to the sea be­low. Ad­dress: 99 Ocean Boule­vard. Type: A 12-room prop­erty over­look­ing the coast, hills and city. The prop­erty fea­tures a pool and pool house and is set on al­most 10,000sq m. Agent: Brock Har­courts Ade­laide, ph 8203 1200, Cather­ine Crease 0408 822 188. Open: By ap­point­ment. Price: $5 mil­lion.

‘‘You can see the sea from al­most ev­ery one of the rooms in the house ... we have 360-de­gree views,’’ the ven­dor says.

The prop­erty also has a self-con­tained stu­dio apart­ment, which could be utilised by an older child or as a chil­dren’s re­treat.

The ven­dors say they spend most of their time in the liv­ing, kitchen and din­ing ar­eas.

‘‘My wife loves the kitchen,’’ the ven­dor says. ‘‘She spends about three or four hours in there ev­ery day.’’

While they are sell­ing, the ven­dors won’t be mov­ing too far from Sea­cliff Park.

Their love of the sub­urb means it is top of the list when they buy again.

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