Museum-piece modernist home just steps from the sand

3 Fenton Place, Currumbin
The Gold Coast is known for its old fibro shacks, but this 1960s mid-century modernist-style beach house could be straight from a museum.
The impeccably maintained property has hit the market for the first time in almost 40 years and occupies a prized position on a 506 sqm lot just steps from the sand at popular Currumbin Beach.
It is marketed by Brenden Musca, of Professionals Collective Burleigh/Mudgeeraba, and goes under the hammer on September 10.
The home has been held by the same family for close to 40 years.
Property records show the low-set four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 3 Fenton Place last changed hands for $135,000 in 1986. It has been held in the same family since.
Located just 50m from the beach, the home provided an idyllic setting for owner Anne Barnwell to raise her two sons, yet shows minimal sign of wear over the years despite its proximity to sea and sand.
Mr Musca said the vintage property was one of few remaining of its calibre in the area.
“The market’s appetite for quality beachside properties on the Gold Coast remains strong, and this property’s historical significance, combined with its untouched charm since, makes it an even more appealing prospect,” he said.
Polished rosewood floors upstairs
It has been impeccably maintained
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He said Currumbin’s coastal lifestyle drew a mix of local, interstate and international buyers.
Asides from its nostalgic appeal, the listing also held strong development potential.
“Beyond being a captivating example of mid-century architectural elegance, this property also presents an astute investment opportunity,” Mr Musca said.
“This property is truly one-of-a-kind, as there are no other properties on the market that can match its features, quality, and potential to subdivide or develop.”
The quirky kitchen
It has been fitted with modern appliances
Still bearing its original name plate, ‘A Summer’s Place’, the brick home’s open-plan living and dining area flows to a spacious balcony capturing ocean breezes.
Features include polished New Guinea rosewood stairs and flooring upstairs with solid overhead beams, while a yellow-tiled kitchen and emerald green carpet lend added character.
There’s a two-car garage and large backyard, and pedestrian access at the top of the cul-de-sac leading straight to the beach.
Mr Musca said the owner’s family still lived locally but had decided to capitalise on the strong local market as the home no longer suited their needs.
The house had been listed to rent for $1,200 a week in 2022 but was now vacant ready for its next chapter.
There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms

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