Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - WORDS: DANNI MOR­RI­SON

Nor­mally I wouldn’t write about such things as real es­tate or a cer­tain home in par­tic­u­lar. I’m an in­te­ri­ors blog­ger, so home, life­style and in­te­rior liv­ing is more my jam. How­ever, just down the road from my favourite cafe in Cot­ton Tree is a spe­cial devel­op­ment I’ve been closely keep­ing my eye on. Spe­cial be­cause three beau­ti­ful new homes, each with a plunge pool po­si­tioned per­fectly two streets back from Ma­roochy­dore beach is dif­fi­cult to find. Se­condly, the homes are pre­sented in coastal style, which is what caught my eye in the first place. As my ob­ses­sion for “all white everything” con­tin­ues to grow ev­ery day, so this devel­op­ment ticks all the boxes. The builders have strate­gi­cally in­tro­duced key ma­te­ri­als to con­trast the white and re­flect our ca­sual, coastal life­style. A stone-clad entry and state­ment pan­danus tree form hero pieces to bal­ance the muted

white back­drop. But it’s in­side each house that sings to my soul. I caught up with the own­ers Mick and Deanna and here’s what they had to say about the devel­op­ment.

Can you tell us about the build it­self and what in­spired you to take on this project?

We pur­chased the orig­i­nal lit­tle beach shack that sat on this piece of land, gave it a coat of paint and shifted. We did not re­alise at the time, but we soon dis­cov­ered that Fifth Ave was to be one of the best streets we have lived in. Grab a surf­board, cross the road for a morn­ing surf and then again in the af­ter­noon ( just be­cause we can). Bike rides, walks along the path and the beach with the dog, best cof­fee ever just around the corner and walk­ing dis­tance to restau­rants, bars – for us this is our life­style. We soon re­alised we weren’t leav­ing, and it was our de­sire to em­u­late that 1950s beach shack feel but with the in­clu­sion of el­e­gant and lux­u­ri­ous fin­ishes this time.

The style of the prop­erty is just stun­ning, tell us about the style and de­sign be­hind the town­houses.

Coastal beach house is our life­style – white and tim­ber floors are us. The 1950s beach shack with the mod­ern fin­ishes. Lots of light fil­ter­ing in and a lay­out that can be utilised for a sin­gle per­son, a cou­ple or a fam­ily. We feel that this style is time­less, the de­sign gives us a sense of res­i­dence and privacy. Four bed­rooms, an of­fice and our own pri­vate plunge poolare just a few of our de­sign fea­tures. We have re­ally tried to be mind­ful of what is im­por­tant to us – a key­less entry for all those walks to and from the beach and cafes, an out­door shower to rinse off af­ter­wards and in­ter­nally, some seg­re­ga­tion over the three lev­els. Two of the three prop­er­ties are for sale and you can find them on reale­ at 33 Fifth Av­enue, Ma­roochy­dore.

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