A seasoned surfer and member of one of Australia’s oldest surfing clubs is preparing to pass on his treasured Aldinga Beach shack.
An original member of the Seaview Road Boardriders (roaders), vendor Mark Bell has lived in the quirky property, at 12 Seaview St, for 25 years and admits it’s a little unusual.
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“It’s an old federation house with about 3.35m ceilings — it’s different, you won’t see anything in Aldinga like it and it’s a minute walk to the beach,” he says.
“It needs a bit of work, but it’s my home it’s all good to me, some people think it’s a bit rough around the edges.”
The three-bedroom home is in almost original circa 1960s condition, although Mr Bell laughs there’s a few unfinished projects around the place.
“I have knocked out a couple of walls and opened up the lounge room and the back part of the house,” he says.
“I’ve fixed a few things up and never finished them, I’m a bit like that!”
The collection of old surfboards in the kitchen and living room are sure to grab your attention, but Mr Bell confirms they will not be sold with the property.
“I’ve surfed all my life, on some of those boards actually, they’re a bit sentimental,” he says.
Harcourts Wine Coast Real Estate agent Carly Frost says the home is attracting plenty of attention from buyers, with the first open attracting a range of interest.
“They really loved the location and the old style, it has a lot of potential but it needs a bit of love,” she says.
“I think it might actually attract holiday makers, it could attract surfers or first home buyers that don’t mind a project.”
Built in the late 60s, Mrs Frost says the home’s character takes you back in time and it’s a great opportunity to make the most of Aldinga Beach’s laid back lifestyle.
“You can just imagine someone on a rocking chair on that porch back in the day with a cup of tea,” she says.
“It’s so close to the Esplanade and the cafe around the corner, I’ve never had a property like it.”
The home will go to auction on Saturday, February 2 at 3.30pm and is listed without a price guide.