Perhaps the ultimate escape to your new coastal lifestyle, 1241 Congo Road in Meringo, NSW, is a contemporary Australian home that shows epic attention to detail to go with its epic proportions.
Nestled on over two hectares of prime hinterland, this stunning four-bedroom home is less than 10 minutes away from a smorgasbord of the South Coast’s pristine beaches, but manages to throw in country vibes, a classic design and creative touches as well.
Hallmark real estate agent Marlise Woodford says she’s never walked into a home quite like it.
“I recently provided a tour to a Canberra couple who have been house hunting for some time, and they described it as the highest quality home they had seen on the entire South Coast.”
The outdoor and indoor areas are designed to blend seamlessly, with a polished concrete wall accommodating a fireplace on each side.
In the kitchen, there are soft close, finger-pull drawers, a butlers pantry with a barn-style door, a five-burner gas cooker and 900 mm wide oven, as well as a breakfast bar.
Wonderfully spacious, the master suite has high ceilings, quality window dressings and a blend of fixed and louvre windows. The walk-in robe provides an array of hanging, shelf or drawer storage options.
In a heartbeart, Marlise names the ensuite as her favourite part of the property.
“The en-suite is on two levels, so you’ve got the toilet and the double hand-basin on one level, and then you step down into the dual showers and free-standing bath.”
Located in the south-west wing of the home are two bedrooms, each with built-in robes and ceiling fans. The fourth bedroom is a large versatile space that could easily accommodate an intimate sitting room.
Reflecting the calibre of the ensuite, the centrally located family bathroom includes a large bath, wall-mounted timber vanity, quality hand basin and a frameless shower.
Marlise says the current owners loved to spend time outdoors, which is reflected by the thought that has gone into all of the outdoor features.
The entertaining area is pointed in a northerly direction so it can be enjoyed all year round. There’s a sturdy roof overhead while a deck fireplace brings warmth and ambience in the cooler weeks. Enjoy alfresco dining with the built-in gas barbeque while watching the wall-mounted outdoor television.
That isn’t all for the outdoors.
There is also a covered outdoor pizza area and a nearby beach shower providing both hot and cold water, not to mention the magnificent rain shower head.
“There are some quirky little materials that the current owner has used by the pizza area. The brickwork is 100-year-old bricks sourced from Scotland and the roof consists of the rudder from a scrapped tugboat.”
She says plenty of other bits and pieces around the house have their own origin stories.
The double garage echoes the structure of the home with plenty of storage available. Attached to the garage is an over-height carport to accommodate a boat, trailer or campervan.
Under the house are two large areas – perfect for a gym, developed as a music room or retained as additional storage.
Other features of this contemporary property include a dam, two 22,750-litre water tanks and a fully enclosed large vegetable garden.
Meringo is located just over two hours from Canberra and a short 12-minute drive from Moruya, the hub of the Eurobodalla Shire. The township offers a range of services, including a hospital, airport, library, golf course, tennis courts, football and soccer grounds, swimming pool, primary and secondary schools, cafes, retail outlets and the wonderful Riverside Markets.
Moruya River is also a great fishing spot with a choice of quality boat ramps in the area.
Finding the right balance between rural and coastal living can be challenging. At 1241 Congo Road, the proportions, harmony and ambience have been captured, resulting in a blend of honest materials with a contemporary twist.