BEST CONTRACT HOME $1.5-$2.5 MILLION
A stunning residence of impressive proportions, this Dorrington Homes build fit for a movie star sits overlooking the crystal waters at North Beach and wows inside and out.
Named Coastal Vista, the luxury display home uses a clever mix of textures, colours and clean lines to wow visitors and create an exciting proposition from the outset, though it is a functional home first and foremost.
“This house is designed for a small family or retired couple,” Dorrington Homes Managing Director Chris Dorrington said. “It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but the configuration and size can be altered to suit any requirements.
“We wanted a modern luxury home that had the finest materials and finishes to give a feeling of opulence throughout.”
Mr Dorrington said one aspect of the home that underpinned a lot of the design ethos was its dedication to creating functional and aesthetically pleasing entertainment areas.
“The house has been designed to make use of the stunning ocean views, whilst protecting all the entertaining areas from the elements,” he said.
“The alfresco sits behind a large, frameless, bi-fold door that, when closed, gives year-round protection from the wind and, when opened, allows complete connection with the ocean.
“Another large bi-fold door sits between the dining room and the alfresco. When opened it creates a very large space for entertaining guests.
“The open-plan living ensures you get ocean views from every aspect, as well as looking over the custom built concrete pool.”
Well and truly built for its enviable location, Mr Dorrington said the Coastal Vista’s design was well suited to those wanting to take advantage of picturesque outlooks.
“The home was designed around the location and views,” he said. “The master bedroom, hallways, kitchen, dining, living and alfresco all boast spectacular ocean views.”
Spread over two levels, the home is extremely liveable, according to Mr Dorrington, and a great example of modern living.
“The ground floor has a four-car garage and storeroom for the pool pump, pool heating, house water filtration system and bins,” he said.
“At the rear of the garage there is another lockable storeroom, a lift and an area dedicated to home services such as the lift motor, solar inverter, security system and home automation.”
Mr Dorrington said these largely unseen features were complemented by an array of overtly luxurious elements.
“The entry is also located on the ground floor,” he said. “As you walk in the front door you immediately get a sense of the scale of the home.
“Your eyes are drawn up the cantilevered stairs to the 7.5m-high ceiling. As you look through the stairs you can see a climate-controlled wine cellar.
“The second level has the alfresco with outdoor kitchen, pool, open-plan living and dining, a kitchen with scullery, two powder rooms, two minor bedrooms and a bathroom, a separate living room with a study nook and the large master bedroom with walk-in robe and an ensuite.
“The backyard also has a custom built glass greenhouse.”
Located at 143 West Coast Drive, North Beach, the Coastal Vista is open by appointment. Price information is available on request.