11 Margate Street, Barwon Heads, VIC 3227

Eco-Minded House A True Forever Home

The Feel:
Designed by Clinton Murray Architects & built by Michael Leake, this eco-minded house sums up the pleasures of living well. A sense of space is amplified by a double-height ceiling. The ironbark-clad exterior wraps around a bottle tree & an arc of lawn where kids love to play. Located close to the river, shops & beaches, this is a true forever home.

The Facts:
- Incredible, creative coastal home with family living & nature front of mind
- Eco-minded house design celebrates northerly solar aspect & low energy consumption
- Curved building, designed to embrace year-round indoor-outdoor lifestyle
- Textured timber street frontage affords max privacy, w/ Chinese Elm & copper pivot gate
- Big timbers on street front are rail head ends from now-decommissioned Princess Pier, Melb
- Design & orientation of house blocks out most direct westerly sun, w/ outdoor sun shades
- Queensland Spotted Gum form the northern timber window façade
- Queensland red ironbark weather board exterior, with wide stretches of north-facing double glazed windows
shaped in a gentle arc, embracing a broad timber Queensland Ironbark deck & curved lawn
- Feature tree to the northern decking is a 32yo Qld Bottle Tree
- Native garden with handmade bird baths & year-round flowering banksias
- Abundant lawn & play space with a swing, nautical-inspired cubby & in-ground trampoline
- Ground floor living/kitchen/dining has concrete floor incorporating gas-fuelled hydronic heating
- Hydronic wall & towel heaters to first floor
- Freestanding French designed Chiminea Phillipe cast iron fireplace to main living room
- Benchtops are Victorian Redgum, custom s/s sink, cooking zone & concrete bench
- Double Miele ovens, in line Highland cooktop, Bosch dishwasher
- Dulux ‘Serpentine’ kitchen soft close cabinetry
- Tallow wood timber strip flooring upstairs & painted timber strip flooring to all internal walls
- Separate laundry with connecting chute to first floor
- Stairway with copper risers looks onto clumping bamboo through louvre windows
- Upstairs, there’s an airy main bedroom with en suite, plus 2 other bedrooms, family bathroom & a study
- Main BR: custom cabinetry in river redgum & hoop pine, ‘runway’ dressing room BIRs
- Main ensuite: basin & tapware by Rogerseller, bath, separate shower & toilet
- An open study/second living area with grey ironbark balustrade
- Double glazing moderates indoor temp; north/south windows provide cross-flow ventilation
- Set on 736sqm (approx.), this home epitomises luxury on exclusive Margate St.
- Multiple living zones, perfect for large families to find space to retreat
- Additional powder room downstairs + living/music room/guest quarters with en suite
- Double garaging with workspace & extensive Silvertop built-in storage (clever & practical)
- Separate workspace with fibreglass doors to store, create & play
- Monitored security with alarm accessed with smartphone
- On site water storage
- 300m to river, shops & beaches, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live the dream

Owner Loves....
“This house makes us excited to come home. It’s a great house for entertaining. The living area opens up and links well to the deck for parties, creating a beautiful indoor – outdoor feel. Kids love the trampoline and play area. It’s creative and it feels like an incredibly stable & solid home to live in.”

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  • Rainwater Tank
  • Living Area
  • Remote Garage
  • Secure Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Built-ins
  • Heating
  • Deck
  • Entertainment Area
  • Garden Shed
  • Fully Fenced
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Polished Timber Floors



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