Time warp home a true Port Lincoln classic
If you had to take a guess where this glamorous 1970s-built property was located, where would jump to mind?
Hollywood Hills? Palm Springs? Port Lincoln, in regional South Australia?
This extravagant property, at 78 Lincoln Highway, is set on one of Port Lincoln’s most pristine waterfront locations and is ready for new owners to enjoy.
You will find it on the Eyre Peninsula, about seven hours drive from Adelaide, although flying is always an option too.
Kemp Real Estate agent Steve Kemp said the landmark property was originally built by one of the area’s leading Croatian fisherman — hence the lavish attention to detail and meticulous presentation.
“It was the premier home in Port Lincoln in it’s day and still is, it’s beautifully presented and enjoys one of the best positions in the harbour,” he said.
“In the seventies a lot of the big fishermen built these beautiful homes, but this one is just one of the standouts it has so much space and style.”
The property is advertised without a price guide and features marble throughout, bespoke fittings and finishes and even handmade furniture, mostly imported, some of which could be negotiated to be sold with the property.
“Nothing has been spared in the cost of the home, it has magnificent formal and informal living areas and probably some of the best views over Boston Bay,” Mr Kemp said.
Although grand, Mr Kemp said the home had a beautiful warm feeling that made it welcoming and ideal for keen entertainers, especially given the variety of outstanding spaces to enjoy with friends and family.
“It has a huge wow factor, the first thing you say is ‘wow, no expense has been spared’ it’s not something you would normally find probably anywhere in South Australia,” he said.
“I think it will be snapped up by someone with a reasonably large family, it’s a great base for a growing family to enjoy one of the premium locations in Port Lincoln.”
Despite the lavish interior, Mr Kemp said the property was quite low maintenance and would be ideal for buyers “looking for a sea change.”
“(Port Lincoln) is one of the wealthiest places, it’s the capital of the fishing industry,” he said.
“It has a lot of excitement, we’re seeing a lot of people moving from interstate to retire here. There’s lots of things happening in the area, it’s a very positive town and very well serviced.”
The home features two kitchens, four bedrooms, five family areas, two dining rooms and five bathrooms over three levels. It also includes a sauna, an in-built bar, a central spiral staircase (with provision for a lift) and a sparkling salt water swimming pool overlooking the waterfront.
The home is for sale via expression of interest.