Rustic Timber Trusses by the Sea...

Imagine waking up in this romantic bedroom,
to the sound of magpies caroling 
outside your window,
a fresh sea breeze saltily wafting through the French doors,
& the scent of gum leaves, warmed by the morning sun,
 luring you outside to explore the new day.
Breakfast of fresh buttery croissants & strong coffee
awaits on the terrace,
from where you can plan the day's activities.
Shall you go to the beach?
Or maybe go bushwalking in the rain forest behind the property
to see the waterfalls and lyrebirds?

Or perhaps just spend the day pottering in the fern-filled garden?
That sounds lovely too.
This is a rather beautiful property at Lorne,
one of Melbourne's favourite coastal holiday spots,
about an hour and a half from the city,
which is currently for sale.
And it is the use of 19th century reclaimed 
hardwood eucalyptus timbers 
which makes it so interesting. 
They have been used for door frames & lintels,
trusses & window frames.
Together with that sea view,
it is a pretty heady combination.
The timbers have been left in their natural state, 
with textured markings showing their age & former use.
The grand scale of the timbers allows them the respect they deserve.
And it creates a fabulous new use for something so beautiful.

Would you love to live here?

Agents: RT Edgar
Property location: 57 George St, Lorne, Victoria