The brief to Snell Architects was to create a luxurious beachside home where the structure frames the view of the turquoise water of Port Stephens. The final product is a home where the vast interior spaces are spanned with a structural efficiency that allows for an amazing view of the water from almost anywhere in the home. The expansive glassed kitchen, dining and living areas hover above the landscape and reveal a true panorama from Yacaaba Headland to Barnes Rocks. The home is cleverly zoned with the guest rooms accessed via the lower level passage and stairway allowing privacy for the master suite. The office with sleek custom joinery is perfect for a home based business and also enjoys the ocean views. An humidity controlled wine cellar is perfect for the wine connoisseur with plenty of storage for serious wine collectors. The passive solar design takes full advantage of the cooling sea breeze and allows the home to breathe through a series of louvred windows. As well as ducted air conditioning another convenient feature of the home is the lift. Custom joinery throughout the home provides discreet and ample storage and negates the need for many individual pieces of furniture. This stunning home has dual street frontage with electric gate for easy access and added security. Seldom do homes of this calibre, in such pristine condition, come onto the market. Inspection is by prior appointment only.