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For sale: Enjoy easy indoor-outdoor entertaining at this Long Bay home

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With an open floor plan leading out to numerous outdoor courtyards, the entertainment options are endless in this stylish, contemporary home. See viewings below

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  • Address: 16a Glenvar Road, Long Bay
  • Land Size: 450 sqm
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 + 1 ensuite
  • Lounges: 2
  • Parking: 2 garages + 4 off street

For sale: Enjoy easy indoor-outdoor entertaining at this Long Bay home

This Long Bay home has been architecturally-designed with functionality and flair and was crafted to enjoy entertaining at its consummate best. It’s located on Glenvar Road, tucked down a driveway away from the street, within easy walking distance from pristine Long Bay beach and its reserve.

The residence was originally built  14 years ago, with the current owner living here for the past three. She’s cherished the proximity to the beach and the voluminous, open floorplan and outdoor areas, which have made hosting friends and entertaining a true pleasure. Architect Daniel McCormack was responsible for the home’s striking design, where playful and varied use of materials has made the interiors a work of art.

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An industrial-style palette of hard-wearing polished concrete floors, stainless steel and glass is brightened with touches of timber, coloured tiles and feature wallpaper throughout – a large plank of wood sourced from Wellington Harbour’s wharf is a feature in the living area. The structure itself is another eye-catching element, with artfully placed internal windows, a double-height atrium dining area and mezzanine bridge that crosses above to the master bedroom on the second floor.

Many sets of bifold doors can be opened up from the ground floor living area, flowing out to the numerous alfresco areas and decks around the outside. The largest is a private, paved courtyard, with an outdoor wood fire for sitting around long into summer evenings. Stone gardens and tropical landscaping envelop the home, with the open-air hot/ cold outdoor shower perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach.

The kitchen overlooks the living and dining, so chefs remain connected to family and guests, and boasts stainless steel bench tops, a breakfast island, smoked glass cabinetry and excellent storage solutions. Steps lead down to a separate, more intimate lounge located off the main living area, which also has its own outdoor access.

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There’s a large separate laundry, powder room and bedroom/ office on this level, before steps lead up to the remaining accommodation on the second level. Rich, polished wood floors are luxurious underfoot up here and continue into the main bathroom, while the three bedrooms are carpeted. The master retreat is accessed via the bridge and has towering peaked ceilings that enhance the feeling of space. It also has a private balcony, walk-in wardrobe and mosaic-tiled ensuite

This stylish and contemporary home presents the perfect family lifestyle close to the beach. It’s within walking distance from Torbay village shops, Long Bay Primary and College, plus in easy proximity to everything Long Bay’s master-planned community has to offer.

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Contact Details

  • Further listing details here
  • Auction: Onsite, Sunday 2 Dec 4pm (unless sold prior)
  • Contact: Gary Douglas (021 968 888) and Lucy Douglas (021 735 738)

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