Cottesloe, 7 Haining Avenue – From $2.995 million

YOU will feel like you have stepped back in time with this wonderfully renovated Cottesloe beach house.

Its glorious retro-vibe pays homage to its 1950s origins, yet its offers all you could need for a modern lifestyle.

Designed by modernist architect Raymond Jones it has an abundance of mid-century charms and a delightful cosy ambience that belies its size – it can accommodate a family with ease.

The layout includes a huge open-plan living area.

The family room with work station flows through to the kitchen with timber cabinetry, breakfast bar and walk-in pantry, and dining room.

There is a second lounge overlooking the pool and a gym/cellar/games room off the undercroft garage.

Bifold doors between the kitchen and dining area open to an elevated alfresco area overlooking the garden – a great place to entertain or just enjoy a glass of wine on a balmy summer’s evening.

It leads to a sun deck and the salt-water pool.

The master bedroom has not one, but two, walk-in robes, opulent ensuite with bath and double shower, and sliding doors that open to the alfresco area.

The children’s bedrooms are in a separate wing along with the family bathroom.

The home is on an 815sq m block that also includes a separate studio with a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

It would suit visiting relatives, an au pair or possibly Airbnb.

Perhaps originally built as a coastal getaway, the home makes the most of the location and is in a family friendly street with no through traffic.

It is an easy walk to shops, parks, cafes, schools, public transport and, of course, the beautiful beach.