25 August 2023

Harbourside Hamptons home offers luxe living inside and out at Shell Cove

| Katrina Condie
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Outdoor area

The alfresco area is an inviting space to share with friends and family. Photo: Shellharbour Marina Real Estate.

With the weather warming up, this home’s exquisite alfresco area is the perfect place to enjoy a family barbecue or a few afternoon drinks with friends.

With inspiration taken from the pages of a designer magazine, the two-storey terrace at 147 Harbour Boulevard, Shell Cove offers a premium lifestyle opportunity just a stone’s throw from the beautiful marina.

Shellharbour Marina Real Estate principal Michelle Mannex said the luxury outdoor area, complete with fireplace, is what people especially love about this home.

“It feels so cosy and everything you need is there – a built-in kitchen and barbecue, somewhere to relax on the lounge and also a fantastic spot for meals,” she said.

“It’s so sunny most of the day as well, so a lovely outdoor area to spend time in by yourself or with friends.”

Just five years old, and with a price guide of $1,350,000 to $1,425,000, the Torrens title home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage and has been designed with a focus on quality fixtures and features to a contemporary coastal vibe.

“The home definitely has a Hamptons feel and it also has lots of custom-made cabinetry so it feels very upmarket, but in a comfortable way that’s also very practical for families,” Michelle said.

“I really love the open-plan kitchen, dining, living area. It has lots of natural light and high ceilings and it’s great being able to easily see into the entertaining area outside.

“I also love the fireplace in the living room. There’s nothing better than sitting in front of a fire in winter.”

As well as the magnificent outdoor entertaining options, the home also boats a cocktail bar inside.

“The outdoor alfresco area has absolutely everything you need for family and friends to get together, and there is also a Pinterest-worthy custom espresso/cocktail bar inside, which is an absolute crowd favourite for guests,” Michelle said.

The current owners enjoy the flow of the property and its location close to the marina, coastal reserves and beaches.

“They love walking down to the marina for a morning weekend coffee, grabbing a few supplies from the shops and heading back home for a barbecue lunch relaxing in the sunny outdoor space,” Michelle said.

“There are so many options for the afternoon, which might include heading down to the beach at The Farm, a game of golf at The Links or a walk around the lovely marina boardwalk.”

Ideal for a family, with four bedrooms, plus a second living area upstairs which the kids can use, Michelle says the home also has appeal for downsizers who want to be able to entertain and have family stay over when visiting.

“The location right on the marina is great for anyone that loves to be really close to shopping, restaurants and bars,” she said.

“There is also a huge demand for investors looking to do short-term holiday letting in the Shellharbour region, with this property being perfect due to its location and features.”

The custom designed high-end features really set the home apart from other properties, including bespoke built-in timber joinery and parquetry flooring throughout, as well as a built-in Lopi gas fireplace which gives the feeling of style and sophistication.

Unusually high ceilings with additional windows in the living and kitchen zones fill the home with light and really open up the heart of the home. This zone flows straight onto the tiled alfresco and undercover pergola area.

“This north-facing space is more like a sunny outdoor room and features a custom made built-in gas barbecue with concrete countertop, waterproof cupboard storage and cosy outdoor log fireplace creating a lovely entertaining ambience,” Michelle said.

This private space has a grassed Astro turf area surrounded by established gardens.

Michelle says the beautiful and convenient family-friendly home boasts waterfront views from bedrooms two and three located on the second level, with the luxurious master suite features its own private balcony with walk-in robe and ensuite plus additional built-in storage.

With more people working from home these days, she says the fourth bedroom downstairs could be used as an office space, but it could also be an art studio, media room or extra teenagers’ retreat in addition to the second living area upstairs. The room incorporates beautiful polyurethane shaker joinery with a study nook.

This property meets a Liveability Features Appraisal in conjunction with the CSIRO, which means it has features to reduce home running costs, increase comfort and provide connection to a vibrant local community.

It boasts a 10 kW solar system, ducted air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplace and cooking, electronic keypad entry and plantation shutters. Floor-to-ceiling retractable privacy screens on the alfresco area provide year-round comfort.

There’s access to the garage from the backyard and separate street access into the double garage, which has waterproof timber vinyl flooring and floor-to-ceiling retractable privacy screen – perfect for a separate work-from-home office, not to mention the smartly designed additional car space.

Shell Cove is a family friendly suburb a short drive from Stockland Shellharbour shopping centre, Killalea Regional Park and the quaint Shellharbour Village. The Shellharbour Junction Train Station is just down the road and the airport is nearby at Albion Park.

To arrange an inspection at 147 Harbour Boulevard, Shell Cove, contact Michelle Mannex at Shellharbour Marina Real Estate on 0407 986 455.

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