13 December 2019

Beautiful Bermagui sea change property offers the chance to choose your neighbour

| Elka Wood
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With a large house and a separate cottage on one block in a sought after location in Bermagui, the options are endless with this property. Photo: Supplied.

With a large house and a separate cottage on one block in a sought after location in Bermagui, the options are endless with this property. Photos: Supplied.

Want to relocate to beautiful Bermagui and have the choice of two homes on one property, with options to rent the other, either long term or for holiday lettings?

Imagine being able to choose your neighbour and make a decent rental income at the same time, or have a property already set up so you can immediately share with your parents or adult children, while still having your own space.

21 Corunna Street, Bermagui offers all these options, plus the perks of living in one of the Far South Coast’s up-and-coming coastal villages, with some of the best new coffee and food options in the region coexisting with features of a traditional fishing village, like the famous Fisherman’s Co-Op.

The main house has been updated throughout

The main house was built in the late-80s and has been completely updated throughout.

“These are two ready-to-go three-bedroom houses on one large block,” says listing agent Julie Rutherford, of Julie Rutherford Real Estate.

“It’s an easy, level walk to the shops, the park and the beach, and both houses have a private, northerly aspect. The location is just exceptional.”

The houses are elevated on a level block, with mountain and inlet views and the potential for Bay and harbour views from a second story.

The current owners of the property, Kelly McDowell and Peter Gilham made the seachange to Bermagui 10 years ago but are now selling as they have less need for the second house.

“We have such good memories of being here. It worked really well for us having the two houses close but still separate. I hope someone can take advantage of living intergenerationally here like we did because it was so rewarding,” Kelly shares.

The cottage was built five years ago

Known as ‘the cottage’, the second building on the property is really a modern three-bedroom house, built just five years ago.

Kelly and Peter plan to relocate within Bermagui, the seaside town which captured their hearts after leaving Melbourne.

For anyone reading this while stuck in rush-hour traffic, Peter has some words of encouragement.

“When I look back, I’m so thankful we made the change,” he says of moving from Melbourne a decade ago. “The best bits about living rurally are the community and knowing all your neighbours, as well as how much time we have with family, rather than being stuck in traffic. My advice is, don’t wait: do it!”

The beach and main street of Bermagui are just a few minutes walk away

Relax in one of two houses, knowing the beach and main street of Bermagui are just a few minutes walk away.

The large block (1012 square metres) is zoned R3 medium density and sports a rear laneway on the north side and open parkland on the south side, with established gardens and room for chooks or pets.

There are also six car spaces and a separate garage/studio with a toilet and shower.

“There’s plenty of room to park your boat or other toys and the studio can be used as an office or guestroom,” Kelly says.

The agent says the potential rental income from both homes is $730 to $750 per week, with Kelly adding that there is currently a shortage of long-term rentals in Bermagui, so the new owner would have no trouble finding tenants.

Modern bathroom

From the egg-shaped bath Kelly’s friends covet to the openable shower skylight, the main house bathroom is designed with relaxation in mind.

House one features three bedrooms, a modern kitchen and bathroom, large sunny deck, built-in robes and neutral colour schemes. There are also established vegetable gardens and shrubbery, with scope for further gardens and landscaping.

House two features two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one as an ensuite to the main bedroom), deck, wood heater, air-con and solar grid connect system.

The studio includes a laundry with shower/vanity/toilet, storage or accommodation and adjoins the garage/workshop.

Intergenerational living

More and more people are bringing their aging parents when they retire and make a sea change, says agent Julie Rutherford. This property is move-in ready for two households.

For more information on 21 Corunna Street, Bermagui, or to book an inspection, contact Julie Rutherford Real Estate.

Original Article published by Elka Wood on About Regional.

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