A clifftop Jan Juc house with sensational sea views has set a new price record on the Surf Coast.
The sprawling 3925sq m property at 4 Ocean Blvd sold for an undisclosed figure, but Great Ocean Properties, Torquay agent Marty Maher confirmed the result eclipsed the previous highest sale of $7.25 million in Lorne.
A panoramic vista stretching from Cape Schanck to the Steps surf break below underscored the value of the two-storey home.
It was listed with price hopes of $5.25 million to $5.75 million but competition from four buyers pushed the sale more than $1.5 million above that mark.
Mr Maher said all were prepared to stretch themselves further to secure a rare permanent home on the ocean side of Ocean Blvd.
“It’s a record for the Surf Coast, the previous record was $7.25 million for property in Lorne and it exceeded that,” he said.
“We were advertising it as Jan Juc’s best view — the house was 21 years old but it was in great condition and a very solid build — but it was really the position.”
He said the exclusive pocket was like Portsea’s clifftop on the west coast, with views across to Arthurs Seat on the clear day.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the ocean from both levels of the four-bedroom house, while visitors will no doubt be knocking down the door to stay at the separate two-bedroom guesthouse.
“It seems like big price but it’s one of those positions, it you were going to spend that on the clifftop at Portsea you wouldn’t get much,” Mr Maher said.
Jan Juc’s previous top sale was a $6 million off-market trade of an acreage property at 11 Broadbeach Rd last year.
A resort-style Lorne retreat at 1 Roadknight St, Lorne had held the price record for the Surf Coast after selling for $7.25 million in January 2020.
In another big result, a vacant 1012sq m block two doors down from the river in Anglesea also sold $560,000 above expectation.
Mr Maher said 20 buyers joined the Zoom auction of 2 Minifie Ave, Anglesea, which sold for $1.66 million.
He said 53 contracts to gone out to buyers looking to capitalise on the blank canvas, which most hoped to subdivide, subject to council approval.
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