ALL preconceptions of traditional beach houses are thrown out the window at a striking Anglesea property that embodies modern sophistication on the coast.
A cantilevered front living room with floor-to-ceiling windows seemingly hovering above the garden is the first hint that 23 Holmwood Ave offers something special.
That’s before you even step inside the entrance hall, where a high curved wall on one side and concrete studded with gold coloured “buttons” running down the other command attention.
No expense has been spared on building the contemporary three-bedroom residence, which would work equally well as a family home or luxury retreat.
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It’s tucked away on a quiet street dotted with gum trees that’s a 10-minute walk from both Anglesea beach and the town centre.
You can also cool off in the privacy of your own home with an in-ground swimming pool setting the scene for summer days spent relaxing and entertaining with family and friends.
The floorplan is configured into two separate living zones so different generations have a space to spread out.
The front loungeroom is grouped with the two minor bedrooms and a shared bathroom to create a child-friendly hangout.
At the rear is a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area and a main bedroom suite that both overlook the pool deck.
The owners’ eye for detail is evident throughout — from the imported oak and quality wool carpet flooring, to a beautiful selection of feature tiles und hydronic heating panels matched to the colour schemes of the rooms.
A lovely view over the treetops is a highlight of the front loungeroom, with the natural setting reinforced by the timber ceiling.
Even the stylish main bathroom and ensuite have lovely outlooks as each has a private courtyard garden with established maple trees that draw in natural light.
A concrete open fireplace is a focal point of the main living room, while the kitchen’s long island bench is a natural gathering place.
Twin Gaggenau ovens and a cooktop, a high-end Sub-Zero integrated fridge and integrated Miele dishwasher add to the sleek feel of the kitchen. There’s a second sink, dishwasher and wine fringe in the butler’s pantry.
Large sliding doors invite you out onto a covered patio with a built-in barbecue.
There’s a powder room with outdoor access near the pool and an outdoor shower to use when returning home from the beach.
Technology adds to the luxury experience. There’s a Sonos sound system throughout, feature lighting that extends to the garden and a C-Bus system that allows you to control the electric blinds, heating and even the front gate remotely.
Whitford, Newtown agent Dale Whitford has listed the property with price hopes of $2.5 million to $2.75 million.