THE HIGH LIFE
82b Hare Street
MIDDLETON BEACH, WA 6330
From high on Mt Clarence in prestigious Hare Street, this fine, contemporary home – designed to take in panoramic views over land and ocean – is finished to a very high specification in every aspect.
At the front of the 520sqm block, an exposed-aggregate driveway leads to a double garage and a path to the impressive front entrance.
Inside, the wide entrance hall has high-gloss floor tiling, wall up-lights and a tall ceiling with a classy crystal chandelier.
Ahead, glazed double doors open onto the main living room, where the expansive view is revealed through windows along the entire rear wall.
From the Southern Ocean and Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands, the outlook pans around to Middleton Beach, Lake Seppings, the golf course, the eastern suburbs of the city and north-east as far as the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.
Polished black butt flooring flows throughout this airy, open space comprising the family room, dining area and adjoining kitchen, all air conditioned and with UV-reduction glass and motorised remote-controlled blinds.
Outdoor living areas make the most of the vista. A door on the northern end of the living room leads out to a sheltered deck with a built-in gas barbecue, a louvred ceiling to enhance the flow of air and light, and a servery from the kitchen. A balcony at the opposite end of the family room features an angled timber ceiling, and is shared by the master bedroom.
The generous kitchen is fitted with stylish taupe cabinetry with ivory stone bench tops, a pantry, and high-quality appliances including an induction cooktop, a pyrolytic wall oven and a dishwasher – everything to make feeding the family or entertaining friends enjoyable and easy.
The three family bedrooms are downstairs, reached from the entrance hall via a wide black butt staircase with stainless steel balustrading.
Also on this level are a big games room with plenty of space for recreation, a naturally cool walk-in wine cellar, and the laundry. There’s also a family bathroom with under-floor heating and floor-to-ceiling tiling.
The enclosed back garden is an excellent year-round playground, fitted with artificial turf.
The double garage extends back to provide parking space for three vehicles. It has direct access from the house and includes a generous workshop.
A paved and sheltered front courtyard, with herb and vegetable gardens around the perimeter.
Other innovative features include a laundry chute between floors, a ducted inverter air conditioning system, a water softener to all internal taps, energy-efficient LED lighting throughout, numerous data points, smart wiring of TV, data and alarm systems to one central point, wiring for Foxtel in the living and games rooms, and a ducted vacuum system with hoses on each floor and four outlets.
With a home of this calibre, security is high on the priority list, and this is fitted with movement sensors at five external points, interior and perimeter alarms and glass-breakage sensors.
For a dip in the ocean, Middleton Beach is only a short drive away and schools, medical facilities and the city are all within easy reach.
The current owners will negotiate on the sale of any furniture, and will also consider renting the house back after settlement.
What you need to know:
– Expansive land and ocean views
– Rear deck with built-in barbecue
– Balcony shared by living room and master suite
– Enclosed and sheltered front courtyard with herb garden
– Master suite with 2 walk-in robes, bathroom with large shower and spa bath
– Wide black butt staircase with stainless steel balustrading
– Rear garden with artificial turf for low maintenance and extensive paving
– Walk-in wine cellar with natural ventilation
– Double garage with workshop and space for three cars
– Ducted vacuum system, smart wiring, ducted inverter air conditioning, water softener
– Extensive security system
– Owners will negotiate to lease back
– 2017/2018 Water Rates $1,353.73
– 2018/2019 City of Albany Rates $3,344.31
Property Type: Residential Homes
Land Size: 520.0 m²