APPEARANCES can be deceiving: what appears to be a new build is in fact a jaw-dropping renovation on a home originally built in 1963 on the 688sq m block.
“The ‘surf shack’ was the first dwelling built on the block by the Andersons in the 1950s, which they lived in while they built this main house,” owners Cheryl and Steve said.
“We purchased the property in 2010; it was the position on the hill and outlook that attracted us to the house.
“In 2013 we did a major custom-designed renovation, adding a second storey and extensive modifications to the ground floor, including adding a plunge pool and alfresco area.”
Today, the tri-level house is a sleek and stylish reinterpretation of the original residence with lavish high ceilings, grand living spaces and plenty of areas to host friends and family.
“Our favourite space is the upstairs balcony, which gets the afternoon sea breeze and magical sunsets overlooking Scarborough,” the owners said.
The central hub is no doubt the open-plan living and dining area, which is also home to the kitchen with stone waterfall-edge benchtops and top-quality appliances.
This space extends seamlessly into the alfresco entertaining space with outdoor kitchenette and plunge pool.
There is a formal lounge room with balcony that has panoramic inland views, a home office, as well as the unique addition of the second dwelling – the surf shack – with king-sized bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom.
“We have friendly neighbours and the house is walking distance to Scarborough Beach and Abbett Park,” Cheryl and Steve said.
18 May Street
From $1.395 million
Agency: Realty Lane
Contact: Daniel Gonzalez on 0432 057 009