Think about waking to an ever-changing canvas of blue, and dolphins frolicking at the doorstep.
That’s what Mark and Cheryl Haines are reluctantly leaving once they farewell their North Haven dwelling to maneuver to Queensland to be nearer to household.
The couple purchased the house in 2017 after lengthy admiring the property and its waterfront location.
“We emigrated to Australia in 2006 and my employer put us up in a property right here,” Mrs Haines says. “We’d at all times gone previous these properties and thought that they’d been right here for ever and have been wonderful, and we might at all times stroll the canine on the seashore up right here. When one got here up and was out there, we have been simply over the moon. “Those down this finish are actually large in comparison with the properties on stilts down the opposite finish. We’d at all times needed to be on the water. We’re boating folks and the placement of this place is ideal as a result of we’re on the water on one aspect and we’ve got the seashore to the opposite aspect, and we’re strolling down thereon the seashore two or 3 times a day with the canine, and it’s a extremely family-friendly seashore. We completely find it irresistible. We’ve received two berths out the entrance and we’ve had a ship on the market ever since we’ve lived right here. It’s actually helpful as a result of it’s sheltered from the wind once you’re making an attempt to carry the carry the boat in to dock.”
Mrs Haines says it wasn’t simply her household who take pleasure in spending time in and on the water.
“We had dolphins enjoying beneath the home simply this morning,” Ms Haines says.
“It’s actually humbling seeing them there, it’s simply wonderful. They’re within the marina nearly day-after-day however you must start the suitable place on the proper time to see them. We have now numerous different issues that grasp round close to our dwelling as nicely. Our son’s 14 now and after we first moved right here he was round 10 and he’s learnt to fish down there, so he fishes simply off the pontoon catching Port Jackson shark and issues like that within the water. There’s at all times one thing there.”
As a lot because it’s enjoyable being outdoors having fun with the house’s great setting, Ms Haines says she derives simply as a lot pleasure from being inside and searching onto it.
“These floor-to-ceiling home windows on each flooring – the image by way of these home windows is continually altering,” she says.
“You’ll be able to have excessive tide or low tide, tough water, nicely, as tough because it will get within the marina anyway, or it may appear to be it did this morning after I wakened and it was like a mirror on the market. Plus, when the storms come by way of it’s a improbable place to observe the lightning from.”
The house is about over two ranges and options 4 bedrooms, or three and a research. The master bedroom sits on the higher degree and options a big curved glass wall, a walk-in gown and an ensuite with a spa tub. There’s additionally a household room, entrance and rear balconies, a spacious lavatory and two extra bedrooms on this degree, whereas downstairs you’ll discover a double storage, and the house’s roomy open-plan kitchen, eating and dwelling space. This opens out to a coated out of doors leisure space that leads right down to the house’s two marina berths.
“It’s nice for entertaining as a result of the rooms are all actually giant and it flows rather well from downstairs to upstairs and out to the balconies,” Mrs Haines says.
“You discover everytime you open the entrance door to somebody who hasn’t been to the home earlier than they have a tendency to stare straight previous you and say ‘wow’ on the view and the outlook. We actually suppose we have been extremely fortunate to have gotten this home as a result of it truly is like being on trip on a regular basis. I work at home as nicely, and it’s the loveliest place to do it.”
The couple are actually heading interstate to be nearer to Mr Haines’ household, and Mrs Haines says the household will miss the house terribly.
“It actually has been the loveliest place to reside and we’re actually excited to let another person have the chance to benefit from the way of life we’ve got,” she says.
“It might be nice for others that actually benefit from the boating way of life. There are solely three of us right here and we rattle round in it a bit, so it will be nice for a bigger household. It’s improbable searching and seeing folks go by on stand-up paddleboards and everybody says hiya to one another. There’s an actual sense of group right here and it’s an awesome way of life.”
Clockwise from prime left: The house’s light-filled kitchen, out of doors leisure space, the view from a bed room, a spacious lavatory, the house’s proud exterior and a luxe dwelling space overlooking the water.
Worth: Contact agent.
Agent: Harcourts Smith, Kate Smith 0419 183 371, Teagan Earl 0413 839 195.
Land dimension: 413sqm.
Options: Two marina berths, open-plan dwelling, photo voltaic system.
Public sale: Saturday, September 4 at 2.30pm.