All for the view

Wak­ing up to a sea vista is just one of the high­lights of a beach­side home, writes Sarah Daly.

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WITH views that stretch for miles and a life­style of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from surf­ing to lazy days in the sun, En­counter Bay has many at­tributes. For long-time res­i­dents Sue and Don Bar­nett, their beach­side prop­erty has pro­vided a per­fect es­cape from the city.

‘‘It re­ally is all about the view and there are big win­dows around the prop­erty to bring the view in,’’ Ms Bar­nett says.

‘‘The out­look from the mas­ter bed­room is par­tic­u­larly spec­tac­u­lar and on a clear day it is al­most as though you can see on for­ever.’’

The kitchen also boasts a view over­look­ing the gar­den. There is a glass splash­back which also helps keep the space light and bright.

‘‘If you like your kitchen to al­ways look clean and neat, this one is fan­tas­tic be­cause you can put ev­ery­thing away be­hind the cup­boards,’’ Ms Bar­nett says.

‘‘It also has the lat­est Miele ap­pli­ances and a long Es­sa­s­tone bench so you don’t feel iso­lated when you’re cook­ing.

‘‘There’s plenty of room for a friend to bring up a chair to the bench to help with the cook­ing or to sit and chat.’’

The kitchen forms part of the ex­pan­sive open­plan liv­ing space on the first level, which in­cludes a large bal­cony of­fer­ing plenty of room for en­ter­tain­ing.

The up­per floor is dom­i­nated by bed­rooms, with a 6.7m by 3.1m mas­ter bed­room decked out with a large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, mak­ing it a par­ents’ re­treat. Ms Bar­nett says that be­cause the house was built by Chase­crown in 2009, there is prac­ti­cally no main­te­nance.

‘‘The house is so new so there’s noth­ing that a vac­uum can’t han­dle,’’ she says.

‘‘The low-main­te­nance as­pect re­ally suits the area be­cause the thing I love the most about En­counter Bay is that it’s a bit of a slower pace than in Ade­laide and al­though al­most ev­ery­thing you need is here, it’s only just over an hour away from the city.’’

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