Overlooking the seaside community of Port Campbell from an elevated position on a bush block, this two-storey octagonal pole home with extended north face has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with dramatic views of the bay, Southern Ocean and surf breaks on this world-famous, spectacular coastline.
Large windows and ideally-positioned decks provide vantage points for world class views to the south, and bush views to the north from the rear deck. This unparalleled sanctuary is surrounded by flourishing bushland, gardens, lawn, organic fruit trees and vegie gardens, offering quietude and a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Uniquely positioned on a 1ha allotment on the hilltop with stunning rural, bush and ocean views, it is still only a few minutes to the town centre and beach. Constructed from many locally recycled timbers and local stone it includes Port Campbell pier pylons and bridge beams, plus a ground floor artfully tiled in a colourful mosaic.
Upstairs is a revelation of light and space under a pitched roof with vaulted ceilings. A large dining and living area plus fully-equipped modern kitchen occupy this splendid space, with the options to chase the sun and views on either the north or south decks. Hand-milled Otway Blackwood benches, bespoke Jarrah cabinetry, 6m poles and mosaic floors and a feature limestone wall all add to the joy of living in this masterpiece. SSAC and a ceiling fan provide year-round comfort. A bathroom with spa and two carpeted bedrooms are also on the upper level, with timber lined walls, bespoke built-in robes, antique doors and dormer windows that capture east-west views.
Versatile and efficient, the house can be configured for upper or lower level living, with downstairs boasting a handcrafted red gum timber staircase to large open plan living with wood-burning fire, a separate kitchen, bedroom, plus bathroom/laundry.
Operating for several years as a popular holiday rental, its reputation and reviews ... 'thanks for a beautiful stay,loved the house and the setting is also breathtaking' - Cindy and Wayne, BC Canada ... will carry forward providing valuable equity for those wishing to continue the business with plenty of room for expansion. Alternatively, Eco Bay provides an ideal floorplan for rich full-time family life.
Built on permaculture principles, this property has 'Garden of Eden' qualities, producing varieties of apples, plum, apricot, pomegranate and cumquat trees, plus vegie gardens bursting with fresh produce and herbs and a chicken coup. The majority of the block is native bushland with grass trees ,manna gums,blackwoods, mountain ash etc along with a large dam and wetlands attracting abundant wildlife including the endangered rufous bristle bird, mountain ducks, black face wallabies and koalas.
Designed to benefit from passive solar principles, the exterior features radial sawn hardwood cladding and poured sandstone walls. Other structures include an adjoining sleep out/office and large workshop/studio with beckoning ocean views.
Port Campbell is a small coastal village set on a natural harbour. Swim, surf, fish, hike, whale watch... it is an ideal base to explore the spectacular Shipwreck Coast with The 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge only 10 min away to the east, and London Bridge and The Bay Of Islands to the west. Port Campbell also features as an integral part of the 12 Apostles Gourmet Food Trail and the soon to be completed Camperdown-Port Campbell Rail Trail. It is conveniently located only 2.5 hours from Melbourne via Colac on the new 4-lane inland freeway.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an extraordinary, hand-built, bespoke ocean villa home above the Great Ocean Road, with unforgettable views of the Southern Ocean.
Private inspections can be arranged (subject to Covid restrictions) with the exclusive selling agents.