An architecturally designed home with water to one side and mountains to the other, 39 Burke Parade, Gerroa is rich in highlights.
Within 24 hours of hitting the market the selling agent, First National Coast & Country’s Ryan Stalgis, was already fielding enquiries.
“Modern high-quality builds such as these don’t come up often in Gerroa, so there’s a lot of demand for this kind of property,” he says.
“There are some fantastic architectural homes being built out here but not many are ever offered to the market. They’re building them to hold long-term and it’s easy to see why.”
Unsurprisingly, he says people are wowed by the property’s location directly opposite Gerroa’s picturesque Seven Mile Beach, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the beach, estuary, national park, Coolangatta Mountain and the hinterlands beyond.
“With the estuary in front, there’s always something different to look at – as the tide ebbs and flows, the whole landscape around the mouth of the river changes throughout the day,” he says.
“Because of its position relative to Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa is also one of the few places on the eastern seaboard where you can watch the sun set over the ocean.
“Usually buyers have to choose between elevated views and easy access to the water – you can either be close to the beach or perched up high to get a fantastic view. But here, you get both.”
Only a handful of Burke Parade properties boast uninterrupted views and access to the water, with the beach literally a stroll across the road and mountain views to the west. But the location is not its only drawcard.
The property is being offered to the market for the first time in 30 years – the current owners purchased the land in 1993 and built the current home in 2009.
“The home was completed by an esteemed local architectural builder, and the owner spared no expense in designing a home that’s worthy of its enviable position,” Ryan says.
Built on a sizeable 734 sqm block, the home boasts generous proportions throughout.
At its heart is the upper living area, where the front balcony flows straight through the dining and lounge (with a cosy gas log fire) and the spacious open-plan kitchen to the rear terrace.
This rear terrace has a heated saltwater pool, spa, alfresco area with an outdoor kitchen and a luxuriant low-maintenance garden. It’s perfectly private and northeast facing, making the home an entertainer’s delight year-round.
“It’s sheltered from the wind and bathed in natural sunlight, so this is a space that can be enjoyed all throughout the year, and is particularly lovely during winter,” Ryan says.
“The owner has enjoyed entertaining large groups of friends and family here over the years.”
Completing this upper level is a second living room and main bedroom with an adjoining dressing room and ensuite. The clever design offers stunning views from almost every room including private ocean and beach views through a large one-way mirrored window in the ensuite.
The ground level contains two generously sized bedrooms, a double garage, multiple storerooms plus a huge office space or studio which could be easily divided into fourth and fifth bedrooms.
Other luxury features in this impressive home include Miele appliances, under-floor heating, a hydraulic lift, solar panels, air-conditioning, high ceilings, bespoke joinery, an in-built Sonos music system, commercial-grade windows, a back-to-base alarm system with cameras, a massive rainwater tank and a ducted vacuum system.
Having lived in the area for three decades, the current owner is now returning to their roots in Victoria where they have family, leaving behind a beautiful home in a stunning location that’s part of a wonderful neighbourhood.
“It was a tough decision to sell, because the owner has fond memories of their time here. Aside from incredible position, peaceful atmosphere and gorgeous views, they will also miss the lovely community here,” Ryan says.
Gerroa offers a rare lifestyle that makes it one of the most sought-after South Coast locations. Weekends can be spent sampling the local wineries or enjoying magnificent coastal walks or a round of golf by the seaside, yet Sydney is only 90 minutes away.
Number 39 Burke Parade, Gerroa is expected to attract interest above $6 million. For more information or to arrange an inspection contact Ryan Stalgis at First National Coast & Country on 0423 593 149.