Beachfront stunner promises unique Torquay opportunity


ONE of Torquay’s most breathtaking homes is on the market this spring, with an architectural “work of art” at the town’s most sought-after address offering a rare real estate opportunity.

McCartney Real Estate has listed 98 The Esplanade for a near-$8 million price tag, with the recently built home providing access to the Surf Coast’s world-class beaches quite literally at the new owner’s doorstep.

Large-paned windows throughout maximize natural light and ensure this masterpiece is designed to capture uninterrupted panoramic views beyond Fishermans Beach opposite and Zeally Bay opposite, while offering a range of luxurious internal features.

This special property has a local flavor from its foundations, with Torquay builder SK Dunstan constructing the home from designs by Jan Juc architect Eldridge Anderson.

Vendors Craig and Rosemary Allen built their dream holiday home in 2018 at the handpicked beachfront block.

The couple said they’ll miss their entertainment dream but were excited with the possibilities it offered its new owner.

“Our extended family and friends simply love this home,” Mr Allen said.

“They feel so relaxed the instant they arrive and are very content to just stare at the ever-changing views of Fishermans beach, Zeally Bay and the coastline.

“It’s an easy home to live in, feeling warm in winter with the feature timber paneling and open fireplace, and in summer cool and bright.

“It was all built by Torquay’s best builder, Steve Dunstan of SK Dunstan, and designed by a Jan Juc local architect, Jeremy Anderson, of Eldridge Anderson.”

Mr Allen said the property’s exceptional position was among its major drawcards, with all the best of what Torquay has to offer within reach.

“We park the cars upon arrival as it’s easy walking distance to anywhere in Torquay,” he said.

“We selected the block for the extensive views as it’s the only one running parallel with the beach on The Esplanade.”

Mr Allen said his family’s next project following the sale is set to remain in Torquay. The Allens intend to buy land and build again nearby for a smaller, single-level holiday home for future generations.

The Esplanade home’s experience begins with a striking, modern façade, where materials draw inspiration from the stunning Torquay foreshore opposite.

A spacious living zone includes a dining and lounge area that is separated by a lowline, Jet-master double-sided gas fireplace to highlight the ocean views from any vantage point inside.

Also inside is the master and guest bedrooms, two with ensuites, another main bathroom, laundry, rumpus room and kitchenette.

Outside, there’s an 8m x 3.5m heated inground pool with adjoining spa, a ground-level private alfresco and barbecue area and two upstairs, covered deck paces overlooking the remarkable coast from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse to Torquay’s Point Danger.

McCartney’s Real Estate director Tim Carson described the property as “one of, if not the best home on the Surf Coast”.

“[An] architectural design, amazing views, quality fixtures, fittings and craftmanship throughout, and the location are just some of the many features that 98 The Esplanade offers the lucky purchaser,” Mr Carson said.

“Rarely do opportunities like these become available.

“This is really one for the entertainer, all within a short walk to Gilbert Street, bowls club and the fantastic restaurants on offer.”

McCartney Real Estate is selling this home, with price expectations between $7.75 million and $7.95 million. Offers close on Monday, October 31 unless sold prior.

For more information or to book an inspection, contact Tim Carson on 0434 690 930 or Simon Bogdanov on 0422 561 570. The main and one guest bedroom features ensuites.

A plunge pool and alfresco area add to the entertainment value.

Large windows invite natural light and maximize the incredible views.

Jan Juc architect Eldridge Anderson designed the home.

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