JUST like Mark Sheridan would once sing, people “do like to be beside the seaside” — and especially so on Tasmania’s gorgeous East Coast.
This beautiful region of the Apple Isle is where dreams are made — from cute, rustic shacks for family getaways at the weekend through to modern marvels that sit among the most expensive properties on the market.
Here at No.8 Diamond Waters Rise in Bicheno is a home that can wear multiple hats. It is easy to see it fit the bill as a high-end getaway or a luxurious home where a family could put down roots and make memories.
Since hitting the market, this expansive contemporary home has caught the eye of potential buyers far and wide, primarily from the big island to the north of Tassie.
Harcourts Signature owner Greg Gottschalk said most of the inquiries they had received to date had come from interstate buyers.
“It is the type of property that would serve well as a family home given the layout, but it is easy to imagine it as a luxury short-term rental option, too,” he said.
“Perhaps some of the most attractive features of Bicheno and the East Coast are the beautiful beaches and wineries found in this region.
“People love the laid-back seaside lifestyle of Bicheno; it is highly appealing to buyers.
“And there are some fantastic walks in nearby Coles Bay, which is about half-an-hour by car from Bicheno.
“Launceston’s airport is less than a two-hour drive, which makes it quite accessible.”
Among this coastal home’s many impressive features is its large north-facing deck complete with a fenced lap pool.
This is where the magic happens.
Prepare to embrace the warm summer nights sitting by the pool, looking out on to the glistening water and listening to the waves roll in as you sit back and relax.
Just imagine, magical moments like these can be appreciated every day.
The property has an additional east-facing deck, too, which is covered to offer protection from the elements.
The alfresco entertainment opportunities are endless at this stunning property.
On the main level — adjacent to the pool area — is an open-plan living zone. There is a taste here of the home’s chic angular architecture, where dining room meets family room and the modern kitchen featuring high-end appliances.
A stone island bench with seating for four people is a highlight in the kitchen alongside its modern lighting, a splash of colour in the cabinetry and a ton of bench and cupboard space.
The family room and a living room beyond have access to the covered deck.
At the front of the home there are additional living spaces including a formal dining room — ideal for dinner parties — and a lounge room.
Each of the sizeable bedrooms are position along one side of the home, with the master found privately located at the rear of the property.
This spacious main bedroom measures 4m x 5.1m, but then extends further to include a stylish ensuite and a generously proportioned walk-in wardrobe.
There are two further double-size bedrooms, as well as a study.
The main bathroom boasting a shower and a tub is positioned between a bedroom and the laundry, with easy access from the study and the final bedroom.
Comfortable all year round, the home is warmed and cooled via reverse-cycle airconditioning, a modern wood heater and double-glazed windows.
There is rooftop heating for the pool and electric windows in the upper hallway, main bathroom and third bedroom.
Outside, this is a home that makes a lasting first impression with its striking facade.
It is described as “quality built and architecturally designed”, and the home exudes that level of luxury from the letterbox to the back fence — and everything in between.
Alongside the luxury of the house, the location is equally impressive in its premium elevated position.
From here the next owner will be able to take in the wide, sparkling ocean views towards Cod Rock, Waubs Bay and beyond — engaging, expansive and limitless.
No.8 Diamond Waters Rise is priced in the $995,000-plus range.