Fleurieu Domain: Possibilities by the seashore

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

  • 34 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay
  • $1.1-$1.15 million
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • CAR SPACES: 4
  • AGENT: Harcourts South Coast
  • CONTACT: Beth Stratfold on 0412 265 155 or 8552 5744
  • INSPECT: Saturday, March 30 11-11.30am

Built and lived in by the same family for almost 50 years, this solid waterfront property is one of the last original homes in such a prime position along the waterfront of Encounter Bay.

A substantial home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it was built by a local builder in 1970 to take in the panoramic view from the Bluff to Granite Island. Set on some 1238-square metres, with a 20m dual frontage, it stretches from Franklin Parade to George Street, zoned Waterfront Policy Area 24, offering options to develop multiple dwellings (subject to Council consent).

The property offers a relaxed lifestyle and, with family living in mind, the cosy open plan living overlooks the ocean, with adjoining kitchen and dining plus split system air conditioning, ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner by the sea.

Down the wide hall, expansive floor-to-ceiling, built-in cupboards provide for ample storage, together with an old-style laundry chute. The master bedroom faces the sea, with built-in cedar wardrobes and ceiling fan. The two other bedrooms are large. Bedroom two has built-in robes and an original bathroom is adjacent, complete with single vanity, bath and shower. A separate laundry with second toilet, shower and vanity is at the rear, ideal when arriving home from the beach.

The shedding at the rear facing George Street is wide and high, enough to house a 20-foot boat and caravan. At Franklin Parade there is a double garage with new roller door and concrete floor. Other features include the house being fully plumbed to rainwater, solid brick construction, new fencing, spacious sun room and rear games room.