Herald Sun - Property
Box puts a bow on top
The complete coastal lifestyle package — comprising a house and a matching beach box — has hit the market as a dreamy “twofor-one” deal.
O’Brien Chelsea agent Tanja Neven-Jones said the offering — set on the sands of Frankston’s sought-after Long Island beach stretch — was an “aspirational purchase” for many locals.
“There are a lot of buyers who live on the other side of the Nepean Highway but have always wanted to step on to sand,” Ms Neven-Jones said.
“As soon as you open the gate, you’re on the beach. And the box is about 20m from the home.”
She said the property’s panoramic views were “ever changing”, with spectacular sunsets and glimpses of Melbourne’s skyline on offer from a balcony and upstairs living room.
“Although it’s on the beach, it's a house (you can enjoy) for 12 months of the year,” Ms
She said the vendor, racehorse trainer Michael Kent, often drove his boat from Patterson Lakes Marina back to the beach box, where the family stored their wakeboard equipment.
“His favourite time of year (at the property) is autumn, as the sunsets are more intense and the water is the calmest,” Ms Neven-Jones said.
She said the location also served as design inspiration for the coastal home.
Multiple entertainment areas, an updated family bathroom, a workshop and an undercover eight-seat spa were additional highlights.
The agent said it was the first time the combined package of the house with the beach box had been offered.
“We have had a few people approaching us who wanted to buy the beach box separately, but it’s a two-for-one deal,” Ms Neven-Jones said. “Beach boxes can go from $100,000$150,000 in the area, so it’s adding substantial value.”
For sale for the first time since it was built in the 1980s, this classic family home is ready for its next chapter. Barry Plant North Eastern Group director Jay Moxon said it offered a few more perks than your typical Mill Park abode, including a second living space in the form of a rumpus room and secure parking for six cars. “It’s been in the one family the whole time (and) every time they had a family event, parking was never an issue,” Mr Moxon said. He highlighted the parquetry flooring in the living areas, the updated kitchen and the home’s handy position near two shopping centres and South Morang train station. “The market here has been going crazy coming out of lockdown (with) an average of four to five bidders at most auctions,” he said.
An elegantly restored home within the former National Bank of Australasia building has graced the market. The old manager’s residence was revamped 12 years ago, when the developer and vendor converted the landmark property. Nelson Alexander Fitzroy agent Arch Staver said the “timeless” renovation was finished to a superior standard. “It’s more the type of building you see in some of the older cities around Europe, so it is really refined,” Mr Staver said. Spanning the entire top floor of the building, the home features soaring ceilings, ornate 1890s architectural details, and marble fireplaces. Mr Staver said it also included on-title air rights, which gave buyers the opportunity to create an additional rooftop space.