17 July 2017

Retire in style on the Wallaga lakefront

| Ian Bushnell
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How’s the serenity? But this is a long way from Bonnie Doon.

Set on the Wallaga Lake foreshore only five minutes’ drive from Bermagui on the South Coast, this contemporary as-new property on the market for $888,000 would be ideal for someone ready to take early retirement and enjoy the fabulous lifestyle on offer.

Built to take full advantage of its position, 80 Fairhaven Point Way is the epitomy of smart design, with north-facing views of the lake and an open-plan living area that connects seamlessly to a large, hardwood deck.

In fact, Julie Rutherford Real Estate agent Mick Butterfield loved the design so much he pinched a few ideas for his own property nearby.

“It was really smartly done,” he said. “Nothing groundbreaking, just smart design and really good economical use of space.”

The young couple who built the house in 2012 are moving back to Adelaide but their legacy is a house that offers privacy and endless entertainment potential.

Built in two sections, the upper half includes the main living area with kitchen, dining and lounge opening on to the deck, with a master bedroom, ensuite and walk-in robe on the north-west corner.


There are three good-sized groundfloor bedrooms and another bathroom in the lower section – ideal for visitors, the grandchildren or a home office.

Externally, Colorbond steel clads the main section, while the lower part is a mix of rendered brick and HardiePlank. The living area has a cyprus pine floor while the bedrooms are all carpeted.


Mr Butterfield said the owners could do all of their living in the top level space, which provided a really good retreat.

He said the kitchen included quality appliances, gas cooking, an island bench and a large walk-in pantry.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home in modern design, and everything flows out from there,” he said. “You can be inside cooking and have people outside eating and feel like you’re still connected.”

living room

With those lake views comes plenty of winter sunshine through glass windows and sliding doors. Insulation and a wood heater in the lounge room keep the place snug in the colder months while in the summer a lake breeze brings cooling relief.

The triangular 1082 sq m block or just over a quarter of an acre is landscaped at the front, with a majority of the property on the lake side and treed.

There is a large double garage, separate laundry with plenty of storage and solar hot water to keep the bills down.

It’s a fisherman’s paradise with lake access and beaches within walking distance.

“If you’re a keen fisherman you would be hard pressed getting a better property,” Mr Butterfield said. “You’re on the lake, put your tinny in and away you go.”

For more information or to book an inspection phone Mick Butterfield on 0405 302 453 or email him at mick@julierutherford.com.au

The property is located at 80 Fairhaven Point Way, Wallaga Lake and you can find out more here https://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/nsw/sale-residential/80-fairhaven-point-way-wallaga-lake-south-coast/1317402131711

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