2 Belvedere Terrace, Ocean Grove
At the end of a terrace blessed with native eucalypts, this delightful 2-storey home has a great sense of being in touch with nature. An elevated driveway delivers you to a double garage and a welcoming north-facing, sun-catching patio behind a screen of olive trees. Timber steps lead to the front door and at once you’re struck by the natural beauty of the variegated sandstone floor tiles in muted tones of tan. The open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen space is bathed in light through numerous windows, with glimpses of trees and garden in every direction. The kitchen features an oval island bench and Euro-style appliances - an Electrolux pyrolitic oven and 4-burner gas cooktop, plus a Dishlex dishwasher. The view from the sink makes washing up barely a chore, as you look out over a covered patio to a brilliant terraced rock garden that features succulents, palms, driftwood, ceramic bric-a-brac, and even a running brook amongst rocks and reeds. Needless to say, outdoor dining options abound. Two bedrooms on the north side have access to further alfresco areas, and both have separate entries to the one ensuite - with shower, vanity, and WC. There’s also a laundry off the main living area. Upstairs, a well-lit studio has tree-top views of the local flora, plus there’s an adjoining storage room. A second lounge has double doors that open onto an airy balcony, and a separate door reveals a compact kitchenette. The master bedroom enjoys the private balcony, a generous dressing room, and an ensuite with shower, bath and separate WC. Split systems and a downstairs gas heater provide summer and winter comfort. A short drive or an energetic walk will take you to Ocean Grove’s shops, sporting facilities and peerless surf beaches.