Being in the right place at the right time proved to be an asset for a young couple who had a dream to live beachside at Redhead.
Having sold their home at Valentine four months previously, they were cashed-up to move quickly and were renting a home whilst looking for the right block of land on which to build.
“We definitely knew the area we wanted to be in, so we relocated the children’s school and enrolled them in the Redhead Nippers, establishing a life by the beach,” said the owner. “My father was a country policeman, so my childhood was spent transferring schools, and moving home became second nature to me.
“”We did not want this for our children. We love where we live now, and we’re planning on staying here forever.”
Through the “Redhead grapevine”, the couple heard of a block of land possibly coming onto the market and made contact with the seller.
The prospective site was to be half of a large lot being subdivided, situated on the crest of a hill, overlooking the ocean. The added bonus was that there was to be laneway access on the left-hand side of the block, giving access into the rear yard.
The clients organised a survey of the site before the original cottage was demolished. The new owner of the other half of the original lot started construction on his home before the couple, so the demolition of the dwelling and the clearing of the whole site were done, leaving them with a blank canvas to commence building…
Photography: Natalie Grant-Harvey, Impact Images.