House of the Week: Merewether

It is only the privileged few that can wake to panoramic views of Merewether beach on a glistening spring morning. 

And the architects of this blue-chip Merewether residence have made no bones about capitalising on its location, with three glass-wrapped levels offering a choice of vantage points to take in the spectacular coastal vistas. 

Vendor Georgia Stefanko said she was “a little bit heartbroken” to be leaving the home where she had watched the sun creep up over the hill each morning. 

“The reason we’re moving is we’ve got two little kids, they’re just the grubbiest kids in the world and they want to spend all day at the beach and the park. 

“We had the opportunity to move to Bar Beach Avenue so we took it.

“But if we had teenagers, we would never leave. Each bedroom has a sea view, it’s amazing.” 

The 879 square metre block was vacant until it was sold to well known motoring family the Trotters in the mid-nineties. They had the home designed by award-winning firm Suters with a penthouse style floor plan. It was completed in 2000. 

Geared for entertaining by the poolside or by the ocean, the home features a sequence of sun-drenched living areas. 

But it’s the finer details that make the property a benchmark for coastal living; the architectural water feature by the pool, the marble bathroom, the Jetmaster gas fire and the 648 bottle wine cellar. 

A versatile lower level retreat with a fifth bedroom, bathroom and verandah would appeal to families with teenagers or could serve as a nanny’s quarters. 

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