House of the Week: 76 Beach Road, Wangi Wangi

A home, totally renovated, in Wangi Wangi’s Beach Road could set a new price high for the lakeside suburb.

Gary Abbott has lived at the property owned by his son, who is now based overseas, for the past 12 years and helped renovate the residence at 76 Beach Road with waterfront access.

“We walked down there, had a look at the position and it’s a really unique area,” Mr Abbott said.

“It’s one of the rare spots on the lake that there’s no trees in front of you. There’s a nice beach which a couple of weeks ago was said to have the clearest water of anywhere on the lake.

“It was an old brick home and over the years we totally renovated the place.” 

The home was extended in both directions, clad on the exterior and totally renovated throughout. Optimising the stunning water views on offer were key to the renovation’s design and floor-to-ceiling glass features prominently.

“There was nothing like that before. You walked into the kitchen and there was a very small window looking out on to the water,” Mr Abbott said. “We wanted to make sure the home took advantage of the lake.”

The four-bedroom residence offers three levels of easy living with free flowing indoor-outdoor spaces. Most rooms overlook the lake, including the large master suite with a walk-in robe and luxury ensuite.

Modern interiors combine style and quality and there are multiple living areas, both inside and out.

There are decks on all levels overlooking the water. A ground-level covered entertaining area has a built-in barbecue and complete outdoor kitchen.

On the other side of the property is a private landscaped garden and paved courtyard, usable all year round and accessible through French doors from three bedrooms.

There are solid timber floors, cathedral ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with stone benches and state-of-the-art appliances.

The home also has a double lock-up garage plus separate workshop or hobby room and there is deep water mooring available.

It is located within 10 minutes drive to the train station, close to shops, cafes and the M1 Motorway.

Paul Avery of Avery Property Professionals is marketing the property with a price of $1.8 million.

The biggest sale in Wangi Wangi, according to Australian Property Monitors, is $1.425 for a home on Watkins Street sold in 2016.

“The thing that’s really gobsmacking about it is the expansive views,” Mr Avery said.

“There are about 20 houses in a particular bay that front what they call this Pearl Beach. It’s a beautiful sandy foreshore and this home is situated down on the block where it’s really close to the water. It’s probably one of the closest down there.

“The house has got such a lovely spacious feel, is nicely proportioned and has a high level of finish. For those wanting to entertain, there are a range of options and it is not like anything else that has been on the market there. It is just so spectacular. It’s jaw-dropping as soon as you walk in.”

There is an open home on Saturday, March 10 from 1pm to 1.30pm.