Clifton beachfront for relaxed living
to start the mammoth task of making-over the beachfront home.
“The first three or four months it was inhabitable.
“We virtually gutted it and started again,” Mr Seiler said.
“We very extensively renovated the property.”
The self-confessed “compulsive renovators” listed their Arlington Esplanade dream home this week to chase their next property challenge. “We’d like to stay in Cairns. “The main reason for selling is we have finished (renovating).
“We worked on this without much of a break for three years.
“We do use tradesmen for all the things we can’t do.
“But we a lot of the work here is decorating, painting and regular maintenance which we do ourselves.” Mr Seiler said he would be sad to leave the fourbedroom home.
“To sit on the deck and watch the dolphins swim by in the morning is one of the most beautiful things.
“It’s a holiday lifestyle every day. “That is how we look at it. “It’s a place everybody goes on holiday and it’s a place where you can enjoy that.
“We love the area, we love the place...
“You feel like you are sitting on the beach every day.”
A price has not been set for the property but interested parties can contact sales agent Wendy Niven.
“This is a unique and timeless home for those who appreciate relaxed luxury, lifestyle and location,” Ms Niven said.
The ground floor has handcrafted wooden Balinese doors, two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchenette, study zone and living area which flows on to a large covered veranda and in-ground pool.
Level two of the property features a designer kitchen with a built-in wine fridge, walk-in pantry and European appliances. It also has another bedroom, bathroom and two living areas.
Level three is home to the master bedroom, dressing room and ensuite with freestanding bath and views to the mountains.
Ms Niven said the room also had its own private balcony with views to the ocean.
OCEAN VIEWS: Karl and Rae Seiler at their Clifton Beachfront home which they bought five years ago and have spent the past three years renovating. Picture: ANNA ROGERS