A Rare and Unique Property...
With its superlative water views, its expansive spaces for relaxing and entertaining, its over two acres of gardens, landscaped grounds and native bushland and its stylish contemporary interior design, this Dennes Point property is the complete Bruny Island package.
Accessed by private drive and electronic gate from Nebraska Road, the house has a north-westerly aspect and enjoys all-day sunshine from its elevated position.
The property is on three titles - on the beachfront side of the house block there are two bush blocks, both taking in the same spectacular views of the Channel, Tinderbox and the Wellington Range. The title boundaries could be changed to suit various options.
Nebraska Beach (recently named in the Virgin magazine as one of Australia's five most beautiful 'bucket list' beaches) is at the bottom of the drive and it's a pleasant walk to the new Dennes Point bistro, gallery and community centre.
This is a house that brings the natural world inside - it has been designed so that every window frames views of the sea, bushland, garden and the wider landscape.
It's also a house with a variety of spaces for outdoor living. The huge free-form deck that wraps around the front and northerly side of the building includes plenty of room for sun lounging and outdoor dining, as well as quiet corners for birdwatching (there's a resident colony of 40 spotted pardalotes), a wonderful outside fireplace for cooler evenings and watching the sunset. Set in private gardens, the hot tub can be enjoyed year round whilst enjoying views of the Channel.
It's hard to believe that the stylishly modern home began life as a traditional 1930s Bruny Island beach shack. But the proof is there in the heart of the house - the two hearths of the original double-sided fireplace are reminders that generations have shared happy family beachside holidays here.
A bright, light, modern kitchen with Island bench, double sink, top-quality European appliances and a wall of storage cupboards flows through into the magnificent living area with polished hardwood floors and high vaulted ceiling. On two sides of this wonderful space, full height and full length double glazed doors slide back, opening out to the deck.
There are three bedrooms, two off the rear entrance hall. The main bathroom and laundry are also in this part of the house, as well as a quiet 'snug' that could be a library or home office.
The large master bedroom/retreat is reached by a short flight of polished timber steps. This imposing and sunny room looks out though more sliding doors that open to the deck and hot tub. It has a pitched ceiling and timber beams adding to the feeling of spaciousness. There's a large ensuite with underfloor heating, and a shower with a secluded view into the garden. A walk-in wardrobe is adjacent.
An interesting and appealing option for a new owner would be to use this part of the house as an up-market B&B - it could easily be made into a dedicated area for guests, with private access and exclusive use of the side deck and hot tub.
The sunny aspect of the house and the double glazing has passive solar benefits - this is a very easy home to heat and cool, with a reverse-cycle heat pump/air conditioner and an efficient wood heater, which comes with a supply of firewood.
Also provided are solar panels, 2 acres of fenced area and 17,000 gallons of tank water (10,000 gallons in-ground concrete tank). A large netted orchard, berry and vegetable garden supplies food year round.
And if all this weren't enough, at the rear of the home is a double carport and a truly impressive large shed/workshop, ideal as a studio/gallery for an artist or craftsperson.
This superior property, on over two acres and three titles plus so many extras, would be rare and special anywhere - there's certainly nothing like it in the sought-after Dennes Point locality.
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