A LOOKOUT IN THE DUNES OCEANFRONT SOUTH CITY BEACH WITH PARKLAND ON TWO BOUNDARIES
A LOOKOUT IN THE DUNES
OCEANFRONT SOUTH CITY BEACH
WITH PARKLAND ON TWO BOUNDARIES
This is a timeless oceanfront South City Beach home nestled in the dunes.
Built as his own home by renowned builder and developer Pat Begley in the late 1970s, he subsequently moved to the Peppermint Grove waterfront and missed this location so much he and his wife bought back their family home and moved into it for a second time in their retirement years.
A timeless classic, this earthy home is an iconic mainstay on the South City Beach waterfront. Built in the middle of the “back to nature” architectural period of the late 1970’s, the home embraces recycled materials and irreplaceable items of historic architectural salvage throughout. Solid clay bricks which are about 150 years old were salvaged from the brick kilns at the old Clackline Refractory. Period doors and stained-glass windows are throughout, as are built in sheoak furniture, doors and floors of the most extraordinarily irreplaceable timbers and craftsman-built quality. Limestone fence work and retaining walls high above the streetscape provide a rich, beauty and high-end coastal allure.
During their second most recent residency here, the owners modernised the home with contemporary high-end kitchen and ensuite, elevator, glass perimeter to alfresco area, full security system, electric perimeter gate etc. They also filled the first-floor pool – which sits above 5m above street level with ocean views on the northern side – with lawn and gardens. The pool still exists and could be reinstated should you wish.
Adults’ living is up including family entertaining and front north facing gardens on the first floor providing all-weather, sun-drenched, year-long alfresco living bathed in northern winter sunshine and sheltered from winter SW storms and summer Freo Doctor sou’westerlies. Just like having your own private beachfront cove – such a blissfully protected way to experience the Perth coastline. This is the rarest and best orientation possible along our beachfront – an orientation available almost nowhere else.
Kids’ living is down, including three minor bedrooms, games room, undercover alfresco, lawned rear gardens with mature fig tree and backyard studio, giving the property endless depth and intrigue and providing your kids the scope to get lost and explore! There is an elevator between both levels. Additionally, the home contains a big garage, big workshop, and plenty of storage.
For those who wish to start again and redevelop – this site is the best of the best. The only property EVER CREATED on the South City Beach waterfront with two boundaries directly abutting the reserve AND its long boundary facing the ocean! Extraordinarily irreplaceable land and one of the three most central properties to the heart of Perth City on the entire Perth beachfront.
The first-floor gardens and pools are currently non-conforming – you would never be able to build them at this crazy high elevation again! They are an extraordinary asset to enjoy as is or maintain and incorporate into your new home design moving forward.
Life is good here…Welcome to South City Beach.Contact Agent
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The juxtaposition of being the most central and closest beachside suburb to the heart of Perth City, yet abundant in nature, greenery and expansive wide open spaces is at the core of the allure of City Beach. Almost completely surrounded by a green belt, it is cocooned by an amazing natural buffer of Swanbourne Army Reserve, Cottesloe Golf Club, Bold Park/Perry Lakes/Reabold Hill, The Wembley Golf Course, the sparkling Indian Ocean and internally interwoven by a network of parks many of which meander all the way from one end of the suburb to the other without even crossing a road. City Beach is a suburb like nowhere else.Suburb Profile