Award Winning Luxurious Australian Beach House

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Ever dreamt of long stretches of beaches, the vastness of the sea, the microcosm of a shell collection? Ever dreamt of big verandas and wicker furniture, bonfires and beach picnics, living in the great outdoors again? A house by the beach offers a refuge, a place where time moves according to Nature’s rhythms, and the view is as big as the Pacific Ocean. Here is your opportunity to make your dream come true. Cocas Beach House has just been released for sale.

Cocas Beach House reveals a mastery of design in volume, line and light. The external edges and lines soften as one experiences the space, while the white and neutral tones of the interior allows the mind to feel at peace.

The luxurious simplicity of Cocas Beach House seems to underscore the sensual pleasures afforded by its proximity to the ocean.

The inside and outside merge when the large sliding and hinged doors open on to tropical gardens and expansive balconies, giving the house an ephemeral, airy feeling welcoming in the ocean breezes whilst it’s rooms are washed by the bright sun.

Aspected to the East North East, Cocas Beach House captures the best of one of Coffs Harbour’s charms, the fact that gentle summer temperatures seem to have settled here permanently.

Personal comfort and pleasure is the theme of Cocas Beach House, along with appropriate attention to a glorious location.

The house is built over 2 levels with a 385sqm floor area, including 115sqm of front and rear tropical balconies with beach and island views.

The lower level includes open plan kitchen/living/entertaining with suspended white terrazzo kitchen benches and stainless appliances. There is a separate large walk-in pantry. The living/entertaining area opens onto the private tropical rear garden and courtyard.

The main bathroom features a 2.1m x 1m white terrazzo Turkish style bath set in an atrium of frosted floor to ceiling louvered windows. The lower level also includes, an office with it’s own entrance, 2 bedrooms each opening on to landscaped gardens, separate laundry, a large storage room, a double remote garage with additional off street parking for 2 vehicles.

The upper level features a master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in robe. The Master bedroom opens onto the 110sqm of front balcony and with views to the ocean and one of the Solitary Islands.

Additionally there is a one bedroom unit with sleeping loft – designed to be incorporated as part of the main house or used as separate accommodation. The unit has a generous living and entertaining area opening on to the front balcony, a galley kitchen and an en-suite with a standard size bath. The bedroom has it’s own private rear balcony overlooking the tropical gardens and courtyard.

Currently operating as a luxury holiday beach house - Cocas Beach House has just been listed for AUD $1,100,000.00.

House built - 2003

House area - 385sqm

Land size – 695.6sqm

Zoning – Medium Density

Rates - $1,980 per annum

Views - Ocean and Solitary Island

100m to beach

CONTACT - homesbydesign@hotmail.com

DEMOGRAPHICS – COFFS HARBOUR

10 reasons why Coffs Harbour is the most fantastic part of NSW

·positioned on the East Coast of Australia approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane

·voted the ‘most livable city 2002’ a United Nations endorsed international environment program and voted the best climate in Australia by the CSIRO. Average summer temperature of 260 and winter temperature of 180. Average rainfall of 1708mm. Verdant sub-tropical coastline vegetation where the mountains meet the sea

·Airport with $69 airfares to and from Sydney

·brand new hospital

·university

·2 TAFE colleges

·numerous public and private primary and secondary colleges

·regional galleries, museums, theatres, numerous recreational activities, a vast selection of specialty shops, major brand stores and malls

·marine harbour with current development plans incorporating extensive foreshore redevelopment and an international marine harbour

Coffs Harbour embraces an area of 960km2 of which 57% is covered by forests. It has 51km of beaches. There is an additional 3600ha in Dorrigo National Park and next-door to the North, the Yuragir National Park stretches for 60km along the coastline up to Angourie near Yamba.

In the Pacific Ocean is the 90,000ha Solitary Island Marine Park – last of the warm water and home to both warm (80%) and temperate (20%) marine life varieties. There are 90 species of hard coral and 280 species of fish, all protected in the haven of Marine Park Sanctuary.

Population: Coffs Harbour is the 28th largest city in Australia and growing at an average of 3.5% per annum. Currently around 65,000 people, it is expected to double in the next 25 years at this rate. Growth rate for many small businesses within Coffs Harbour has been 7% for several years in a row! Coffs has a sphere of influence, which cover from the Clarence to the Nambucca Valleys - about 130,000 people!

Tourism: During the late 80's and early 90's a number of major tourist resorts were

developed in this area. Equal to anywhere in the world, these properties brought Coffs Harbour to the attention of overseas visitors. In 1999 Tourism generated $400 million being 1.5 million visitors who stayed an average of 3 nights. Almost 40% of these arrive between December & March. Pacific Bay is currently the home of the Wallabies Rugby Union Team.

Education: There are 9 pre-schools, 22 primary schools, 7 secondary schools, TAFE Colleges (2) + Southern Cross University - Southern Cross is a joint campus which is a country wide first! The university, TAFE College and the Senior High School share the central facilities. This has the makings of a landmark institution, which is bringing Coffs Harbour worldwide attention. There are other campuses of Southern Cross in Port Macquarie, Lismore and Coolangatta.

The Marine Science Centre is the National facility for students & post grads to study our unique location.

Health: the brand new Coffs Harbour Health Campus (Base Hospital) was opened in late 2002. Baringa Private Hospital offers the alternative for those who contribute and there 3 nursing homes, 2 hostels and several age specific housing developments in the area.

Airport: Coffs Harbour enjoys a jet airport located only 5 minutes from the City Centre and right next door to the Joint Education Facility and the Racecourse.

Coffs' first international flight took place in August, 1993. This was a special flight from New Zealand set up to show the practicality of direct flights to Coffs as the

gateway into this part of NSW. It is converted to 767 standard. Currently 737 are used to move larger numbers of people like the Wallabies and conference

groups. Saab 340, BAE 146, Boeing Dash 8 and 737 aircraft fly the Coffs-Sydney run (REX & Qantas & Virgin Blue) The terminal size was doubled in September 2000. It has been said that Maroochydore & Coffs Harbour are the best airports in the country!

Sport: Coffs Harbour International Stadium Stage 1 has been completed of this large open air venue. Eventually to seat 15,000 people, the first grandstand is now complete and ACB, ARL, ARU, NSL & AFL games have already taken place.

There are numerous 9 and 18 hole Golf Courses to choose from including the Bonville International Golf Course.

Agriculture: There are both exotic and organic products grown for the local, national and international markets.

Horticulture and Fishing: Historically, Coffs Harbour was based on these industries. Today, these people are developing and changing to meet the challenges of the new century. Many have diversified into Scuba Diving or Deep Sea Fishing operators.

REAL ESTATE – COFFS HARBOUR

Coffs Harbour house prices have seen a capital growth of 33.3% over the last 12 months. It is ranked #28 in the entire state of NSW – based on house value growth in 2003. The predicted annual increase over the next 3 years is 2%+. (Sunday Telegraph, Property Guide Feb 15, 2004).

Ocean view and water frontage properties are still considered a steal with beachside property prices that are increasingly rare in the property market.

The township of Woolgoolga (5 minutes North of Emerald Beach) has been tipped as the ‘next big thing’ (HomeOwner – Sunday Telegraph – Jan 18, 2004).

Celebrities who call Coffs Harbour home – David Helfgott, Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, George Negus, Wendy Matthews, and Jo-Beth Taylor have without doubt put Coffs Harbour well and truly on the national and international map.

DEMOGRAPHICS – EMERALD BEACH

The village of Emerald Beach is located 15 minutes north of Coffs Harbour (20 minutes North of the airport), 5 minutes South of Woolgoolga. The beach is a safe swimming and surfing beach with a protected North Easterly aspect. During the peak holiday periods the beach is patrolled.

Bordered to the North and South by Nature Reserve and the pristine waters of the world renowned Solitary Island Marine Park, it is a fauna, flora and marine paradise.

There is regular bus transport to local schools, universities, TAFE colleges, hospitals and shopping centres both in Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga.

The current population of Emerald Beach is approximately 1,700.

Emerald Beach has a General Store, Video Shop, Hair Salon, Bottle Shop, Organic Fruit and Veg Store and Restaurant.

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