It’s a scathing indictment on modern life that we collectively count down the minutes until
5 PM 4:30 PM every Friday arvo, though in all honesty – what viable alternatives do we have at the current stage of civilisation? In this week’s edition of On The Market, we’re stepping away from monolithic coastal fortresses in Coogee and blockbuster post office conversions in East Melbourne to spotlight a far more subdued property by comparison (that’s practically built for weekends escapes). Located at 1 Patonga Drive across from the Palm Beach Lighthouse, while it certainly isn’t as flashy as the majority of its counterparts in the ongoing editorial series, here’s why it’s just as worthy of an inclusion.
An hour-and-a-half drive outside of Sydney’s CBD in addition to another 15-minute boat trip from Palm Beach, the name of the game here is coastal calm; and ideal for the boating enthusiasts out there given the direct access to the Pittwater waterways, Brisbane waters, as well as the Hawkesbury River. Uniting a spacious designer home with a highly-coveted geography – “tightly held”, in the words of the official listing – the main residency holds 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, soaring raked ceilings, and “classic cool” white interiors rich with oak floors. There’s also more than a few French doors, offering plenty of opportunity for natural lighting.
A notable aspect of One Patonga involves its flexible floorplan, which effectively means the entire joint can be divided into a main home and guest house if you so choose. I’m sure whatever agent showing you around in person will work in a never-before-heard punchline about the in-laws staying over somewhere there. BH, on the other hand, will only point out the aforementioned cliché ruefully.
But the standout feature we’d like to highlight this time around involves the resort-style jacuzzi with a built-in BBQ station + outdoor shower privately obscured by the gardens. In case it wasn’t abundantly clear based on the
chef’s kitchen, flexible floor plan, fireplace, indoor / outdoor dining area everything, this pad is an entertainer’s dream.
Check out One Patonga located at 1 Patonga Drive, Patonga below.