833 Frenchman Bay Road,
Big Grove, WA
YOUR OWN COASTLINE/HARBOUR FRONTAGEThis exceptional waterfront property 12km from the city of Albany enjoys breathtaking ocean views and offers a truly enviable lifestyle to delight the most discerning of families.
It is an extensive estate consisting of a four to six bedroom home and numerous outbuildings set on a beautiful parkland block of 1.049ha(2.592 acres), right on the water's edge.
The home is just 50m from the boundary of the property fronting Princess Royal Harbour, where there's an access spot for launching the dinghy and enjoying swimming, crabbing and fishing in the crystal waters.
Just as impressive as its proximity to the ocean is the panoramic vista, from the Porongurups and Mt Manypeaks, across the harbour to the city, around to King George Sound, Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands, and Bald Head.
The estate is reached via a long driveway through bushland from the main road, ensuring privacy and seclusion to enhance the owners' lifestyle.
At the end of the driveway, the two-storey home is revealed.
Designed to maximise the magnificent outlook from most rooms, the home has big windows along the front wall of its two storeys, and a sheltered patio at the rear.
It is set among neat lawns and sheltered by tall palm trees, conifers and peppermints, and bordered by native vegetation.
Inside, the home is generously proportioned and well planned to facilitate various family activities, allowing space for relaxing, socialising, entertaining and playing.
The hub of the home is a big, open living area of lounge, dining and kitchen - with dishwasher and walk-in pantry. This warm, light and airy space has high ceilings and a wood fire, and is complemented by an adjoining dining room. Steps from the lounge lead up to a second family area, a versatile room with an adjoining bathroom, currently used as a gym but which could easily become a sizeable fifth bedroom.
Two of the four bedrooms, both doubles with walk-in robes, are along a hallway on the ground floor, near the family bathroom and an activity area. Also off the hall is an office - or sixth bedroom. (All easily converted to granny flat).
Upstairs is a double-insulated theatre room and big third bedroom with built-in robes.
The star of the show at the top of the house, though, is the luxurious master suite. A long room with a wall of windows, plush carpet and full-length curtains, it has a walk-in robe and en suite bathroom, and an adjoining sitting room (5 meters x 6 meters).
Adjacent to the house are two double garages, with remote-controlled door and another with direct access to the home under the main roof.
Another major advantage of this property is the number, and quality, of outbuildings.
Located away from the main residence is a second three-bedroom home, which would make an ideal granny flat, guest quarters or exclusive holiday letting unit.
Adjacent to this is an impressive 400sqm gable-roofed shed and trade workshop, with space for big vehicles, a vehicle hoist, natural light and three-phase power.
Another open shed with high clearance and a lean-to, a wood shed, garden shed, shade house and a double car port on the second home are other notable outbuildings.
A bore provides reticulation water for the gardens as well as a fully netted orchard of various fruit trees and a vegetable patch in a private courtyard at the rear of the house.
The attention to detail in quality of construction and finishing, as well as the immaculate presentation, is a credit to the current owners, who built the home and established this outstanding property for their own family.
What you need to know:
- 1ha waterfront property with boat access to Princess Royal Harbour
- 12km from Albany
- Expansive water views
- Family room, gym or fifth bedroom
- Office or sixth bedroom
- Double-insulated theatre room
- Second three-bedroom granny flat or letting unit
- 400sqm gable-roofed shed and trade workshop
- Netted orchard
- Bore for reticulation
- Parkland setting with neat lawns and gardens