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FEATURE LISTING: Luxury $5.5 million waterfront home with panoramic Glenelg views

For sale with a price guide between $5.5 and $6 million, this luxurious three-storey home was spared no expense when it was built by its current owners who are going to miss the marina sunsets, sailboats and dolphins.

“We spared nothing in the design and fit out of the home … everything’s custom and built to last,” says current owner Callum.

“There’s nothing like this that I’ve seen between Sydney and way over to Fremantle – this proximity to such a lovely city, and the feeling of living in a holiday resort.

“Being on the point and edge of the marina, you’ve got well beyond 180-degree panoramic views.

“The house is located on the marina, so we have boats that go 10 metres past our window. I can be sitting here on the lounge, and a mast can pass by, or a large power boat heading out to the sea.

“That’s the part I like about it best – the lovely marina and sea views.”

Callum and his wife Karen began construction on their Glenelg North home in 2006 and finished just before Christmas, 2008.

“My wife did most of the design and then we had her concepts drawn up professionally. I had a little bit of input, but it was mostly Karen,” says Callum.

Spread across three floors, this large family home has five bedrooms, the smallest of which is 28 square metres. Four of the bedrooms include walk-in robes and ensuites.

There are an additional three bathrooms on each floor, three living areas, and an open-plan kitchen with a wine room and a walk-in pantry.

Each of the floors has a large balcony with panoramic views of the marina, while the lower floor includes a courtyard with a pool and sauna.

“It’s just lovely being out there and watching boats come and go,” says Callum.

Apart from the stunning panoramic views of the marina, Callum says one of his favourite features is the entertainment value it provides, being near to shops and restaurants.

“There’s always something going on, and yet it’s very private,” says Callum

“It’s a very short, three- or four-minute walk across to fabulous restaurants.

“Just beyond that, heading towards Glenelg proper: there’s Collins Reserve, the Surf Life Saving Club, the children’s playground and then Moseley Square. So, it is wonderfully located in terms of access to everything that Glenelg has to offer.”

Although Callum and Karen are sad to be leaving their home, now that they are retired and in their early 70s, they are looking to downsize.

“It’s an enormous home and it was never intended as a retirement home – it was always built as a family home,” says Callum.

“We knew one day that we would have to move, so that it wouldn’t be our final home, and that time has come.

“We’re very sad to be leaving it because it’s just been such a wonderful home for over 15 years. It’s hard to describe the ambience of sitting here looking out on the water and the boats.”

The next owner to purchase the home will also enjoy the use of two large marina berths from a pontoon that adjoins the property.

Callum says that one of the things he’ll miss most – aside from the location – is a local dolphin.

“We have a dolphin that comes in practically every day, and he’s a bit of a show pony. He loves to leap out of the water and carry on. Just watching him is such a delight,” says Callum

“You know when he’s around because you hear the oohs and aahs of him jumping and leaping around. His name is June and he’s been coming here since he was a calf – eight years now.

“We’ll have to keep coming back so we can see him. I’m sure he recognises me.

“So often when I’m down on the pontoon and he’s in, he’ll come by and give me the eyeball – it’s just wonderful.”

The sale of 19 Cygnet Court, Glenelg North is being handled by Jamie Brown from Booth Real Estate, with a price guide of $5.5 to $6 million.