They don’t make homes like this anymore! 8 Ocean View Avenue was brought to life in the early 70’s and has been a beloved family home since then. It’s a solid 3-bedroom, double brick home that has aged beautifully, presenting now as a retro-fabulous house with amazing views. Throughout the kitchen and lounge room, expansive windows frame the gorgeous vista of Merimbula Bay and estuary. It’s a view that changes constantly, with boats coming and going and tides moving in their natural rhythms. 8 Ocean View also boasts a premier location, right in town – close to shops and the beach!
The home includes three living areas. Upstairs, there’s a main lounge room with a smaller, adjoining sitting room. Down stairs you’ll find a rumpus room with plenty of storage space. The kitchen is spacious with windows framing the room so you can enjoy your tea and toast while watching the fishing boats head out for the day!
There’s a quiet little sunroom tucked alongside the kitchen with a small deck adjoining – it’s the perfect place for morning tea and long chats on the phone. The main deck, which flows on from the kitchen and lounge becomes a natural feature where the entire family will gather to enjoy the view and share a meal.
The three bedrooms are large, with good natural light and the master boasting built in robes. The bathroom is uniquely presented as a separate bath, shower and toilet. There’s a spacious laundry as well as plenty of storage. The single car garage beneath the home also includes a workshop space and additional storage. Also tucked downstairs is a separate wet room and basic bathroom – perfect rinsing off the sand after a day at the beach and securely storing the wetties, SUPS, boogie boards and Malibus! Out the front, the gardens are well established with beautiful flourishing rose bushes. The back yard is a fully fenced, tidy, ‘almost level’ low maintenance lawn – perfect for the kids to dance under the sprinkler when the warmer weather arrives.
There’s so much to love about this property – the view and location make it a natural winner. Best of all – it’s a home with quiet potential. Thoughtful buyers might consider a slow renovation – a facelift of sorts – to a home that has ‘good bones’. There are gorgeous timber floorboards hiding beneath the carpet and many of the 1970’s features now have contemporary appeal. Look for the decorative plaster ceilings, textured glass windows and funky light fittings. Make sure you bring your imagination along when you inspect!
8 Ocean View Ave is a home where memories are made. It’s easy to imagine worn rubber thongs kicked off at the front door, the family watching cricket in the lounge and a slip and slide stretched out in the back yard… a barbie on the deck, some coldies in the fridge! This little beauty won’t last long!