19 Sands Place, Williamstown 3016

19 Sands Place, Williamstown 3016 (Photo supplied)

Carole Levy

This is one sophisticated abode. Oozing luxe, the tri-level – plus rooftop terrace – residence is a mere three-minute saunter across Sadler Reserve to Willy beach. That locale cred tallies with the home’s beautiful, on point interior design.

Let’s start from the bottom, where a superb entertainment room links with a stylish spa/barbecue “room”. The entire look is high-end chic, with a bar in here deserving a less prosaic name because this one is uber high-end. It’d be a rare beast that could beat it for sheer design classiness – entertainers will love its moody dynamism.

Apart from the powder room and laundry chute, the ground floor is entirely dedicated to the gorgeous living domain, where grey-washed herringbone parquetry flooring is a change-up from the concrete below.

Vertical pops of grey-washed wood, varying textures, the juxtaposition of gloss and matte, bespoke joinery, natural light, floaty sheers or plantation shutters: tranquil, harmonious, and oh-so cool.

The glam, all-white kitchen is a paean to contemporary-sleek, both a showstopper and utterly user-friendly. It echoes the design cred and luxe/liveability approach as seen all through – and cook, chef, entertainer, chief bottle-washer will all be smitten.

The three carpeted bedrooms are on the first floor, while there’s a snazzy studio apartment above the garage to bring bedroom count to four. Bedrooms include the lavish main where a frameless wall of full-height glass admits light from a balcony, and the ensuite is as swish as the shared bathroom.

Heading up to the roof terrace, where the cook at the barbecue can glimpse the bay, and there’s plenty of room on the man-made turf for sunworshippers and parties.

Back on the ground, timber steps and walkways head from the spa area, past easy-care gardens, towards the double garage, with external stairway to the self-contained studio apartment.

Willy Botanic Gardens are five minutes away by foot, as is the station. Even closer, Sebastian brings a Spanish/grill vibe to seaside dining, and there’s the local chippery-and-more, Rotunda.

Greg Hocking Elly Partners: 8387 0000

Price: $2.35 million – $2.55 million

Private sale