A “groovy” architectural home that dares to be different is at the heart of a secluded bush haven bordering the Great Otway National Park.
A dreamy outdoor bath is just one way to commune with nature at 11 Timbara Cluster, Fairhaven, where ocean views towards Lorne provide a daily distraction.
Great Ocean Properties, Aireys Inlet agent Marty Maher said architect Aidan Halloran originally designed the four-bedroom house for his sister.
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The 2003 build features fun yellow kitchen cabinetry, a funky blockwork chimney and extensive decking nestled among the trees.
“I get to sell a lot of boring houses but this is isn’t one of them,” Mr Maher said.
“It is really a groovy property, that’s the word I keep using, and the architecture is really smart.
“It is quite unique and it was designed cleverly in two sections, the idea being that if there is just the two of them down they could only use one section with the kitchen and living area downstairs and the bedroom upstairs.
“If all the extended family comes down they can open up the other section but you don’t have to heat it all the time so it’s very practical.”
The home is designed to sit in harmony with the natural bushland setting, with strategically placed windows framing views down the coast to Lorne and over established native trees at the 2426sq m property.
“It’s on half an acre and it’s totally private and it’s got views over the coast but the other thing it’s got is this amazing collection of grass trees dotted around the property,” Mr Maher said.
There’s ample opportunity to survey the surrounding flora on the open decks that link the main split-design pavilion with a second separate wing that houses three further bedrooms, a second bathroom and another lounge.
Built-in bunk beds in one of the bedrooms further boost the holiday time capacity.
And if you need a quiet moment to escape the extended family, you can always retreat to the secluded outdoor tub to soak up the serenity.
Mr Maher has set a $3.1m to $3.3m price guide for the property.