Manyana is each the Spanish phrase for ‘tomorrow’ and the identify of a seaside village 200km south of Sydney.
The village is the kind of place folks used to dream about heading to for a distant retirement, however pandemic work reforms and excellent Wi-Fi are seeing an rising variety of professionals make the transfer at present slightly than tomorrow.
The four-level trophy dwelling of monetary planner and stockbroker Chris Allan and his spouse, Lyn, at 19 Sunset Strip can be the best place to be primarily based completely.
It’s simply hit the market by way of Holidays Assortment principal Craig McIntosh with a $4m information. He believes it to be “with out query probably the greatest seaside homes on the south coast” — and I’ve to agree.
Stepping down into the large open-plan residing house, with the aluminium bifolds to the wraparound terrace open and the ocean breeze gently flowing in, it looks like you might be virtually on the seaside.
Lyn says the kitchen bench overlooking the waves is “our favorite spot in the home” and I might think about parking myself and my laptop computer right here for the working day.
However Chris’s research, on the subsequent degree down, has unimaginable ocean and seaside views to the north and east, too. The master bedroom is on this degree and it additionally has stunning views, as does the freestanding bathtub within the ensuite.
It’s not far to go for normal swims through the working day for inspiration: steps lead down from the home to a non-public seaside. It’s additionally a preferred browsing spot.
The deck chairs on the terrace are the place to move for cocktail hour and Chris and Lyn usually take pleasure in watching a passing parade of dolphins, whales, seals and eagles from there.
In addition they love entertaining, and the home is properly arrange.
The kitchen has a big island bench, with all mod cons together with a Liebherr fundamental and wine fridge; Miele cooktop, Miele dishwasher; Bosch microwave; Bosch steam oven and even an in-built Bosch espresso maker.
The Allans have had many memorable dinner events of their eating room overlooking the ocean. In winter, they take pleasure in ingesting crimson wine by the outside fire on the higher degree leisure terrace or in any other case inside within the lounge by the French Cheminees Chazalles fire.
There’s additionally loads of room for company — the highest degree, which is the place you enter the house — has two visitor bedrooms and a lounge space. The entire bedrooms include an ensuite. A current addition is the decrease degree self-contained studio, which might swimsuit a painter or ceramic artist.
The Allans constructed their dream dwelling 18 years in the past, changing the shack that when stood right here, after falling in love with the privateness and seclusion of this block, which is sheltered from the southerlies by the headland.
I fell in love with it, too. And little doubt you’ll, must you care to make the journey.