Albert “Bert” Road was a highly-regarded architect in Canberra, known for using the natural world to inspire his designs. His homes received popular acclaim because of the way they seamlessly harmonised with their surrounding environment.
And No.42 Tranquil Bay Place was no different. Designed by Road and built in 1995, this secluded home is at one with its surrounds.
Situated on 2394 square metres of bushland, towering gum trees provide shade and surrounding shrubbery almost completely hides it from view.
An isolated path through the bush leads to the nearby crystal blue waters of Nuns Beach. It’s so close the sound of waves crashing on its shores will likely put you to sleep each night.
The homage to the natural environment continues inside with exposed wooden beams, floors and cladding. Also featured are high ceilings and an open-plan kitchen and living area with a slow combustion fireplace, perfect for cooler nights.
The two large bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the home and have their own bathrooms, one of which is a striking, artistic extension of the original home.
On the South Coast, Rosedale is just over a 2 hours’ drive to Canberra and 18 kilometres to Batemans Bay, and has scenic beaches and walking tracks.
The views to Jimmies Island are arguably some of the best in the country, and this home is nothing short of an idyllic holiday retreat or a tranquil permanent residence.
Price guide: $839,000
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
Agent: First National Real Estate Batemans Bay, Pat Jameson 0405 442 905