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Bordering the picturesque coastline of the breathtaking South West is 144 Geographe Bay Road, a two-level abode flush with country charm and modern opulence.

Set on a 787sqm block with 20m of frontage, this seaside haven is awash with salt-tinged sea breeze, sparkling ocean views and glorious sunshine, filtering through the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home.’

The home boasts ocean views.
Camera IconThe home boasts ocean views. Credit: Peter Hughes/Supplied.

While buyers will benefit from the relatively fresh construction and contemporary trimmings of the seaside sanctuary, JMW Real Estate Principal Joe White said the land was flourishing with noteworthy history.

“The home sits on the original site of the Crystal Waters cottage of the Edwardes family, who used it for two generations as a well-loved beach house before the current owners redeveloped it a decade ago,” he said.

“Martin Caramia, the builder, was one of the finest in the district and the building is so typically him – well founded, beautifully built with an eye for detail and shows no sign of wear and tear, due in no small part to the quality – I’ll be long gone before there are any problems with this house.

“The house was designed by prominent local firm D’Agostino & Luff Architects and their use of space and voids around the curved staircase, with recessed lighting focusing attention on artwork and artefacts, exudes a sense of style we rarely find.”

Among the property’s dazzling features is the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which shines with vaulted ceilings, timber floors and a cooking area that opens onto a wide alfresco balcony.

Entertainers are serviced by the fresh and contemporary kitchen, complete with two hidden cocktail cupboards and a large, curved island bench.

Entertainers are serviced by the fresh and contemporary kitchen.
Camera IconEntertainers are serviced by the fresh and contemporary kitchen. Credit: Peter Hughes/Supplied.

High-end appliances and an abundance of storage pepper the stylish space, along with a variety of convenient features, such as a rubbish chute, a large fridge recess and a wide pantry.

Adjacent is a powder room, causing welcome separation and enabling privacy in the master suite – an impressive room with a walk-in wardrobe, another private powder room and an ensuite with a twin shower, a twin vanity, a double spa bath, heated towel rails and a laundry chute.

Of the home’s many standout features, including the comfortable minor bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms, is a cupboard under the stairs at the main entrance which is great for storage and can also double as a cellar.

A cupboard under the stairs affords handy storage.
Camera IconA cupboard under the stairs affords handy storage. Credit: Peter Hughes/Supplied.

Outside, the family home impresses with a hot and cold outside shower and double-car garage located at the rear of the property, freeing up the facade and increasing the home’s kerbside appeal.

Nestled in the quiet patch of Quindalup, between holiday giants Busselton and Dunsborough, Mr White said this home perfectly reflected the lifestyle of living in a country paradise.

Mr White said this home perfectly reflected the lifestyle of living in a country paradise.
Camera IconMr White said this home perfectly reflected the lifestyle of living in a country paradise. Credit: Peter Hughes/Supplied.

“At the end of the day, being in what is arguably the most temperate climate in the world, Dunsborough houses have to be designed to live outside as much as inside,” he said.

“The quality stacking doors, from the living areas to the wide upstairs balcony, just invite in the most soothing marine sensations.

“The smell of the salt air, the peppermint trees, the noise of the birds, the rustle of the quendas opposite and even the wafting of a neighbour’s barbecue all act in concert to remind you that you have escaped the rat race.”

144 Geographe Bay Road, Quindalup

Beds: 4

Baths: 3

Price: $2.35 million

Agent: JMW Real Estate

Contact: Joe White, 0417 939 715



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