$3M Southern Ocean lifestyle

The perfect beachside life is on offer in this modern Middleton manor!

Set into a 760sqm block with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the four-bedroom retreat at 78 Esplanade, Middleton, is on the market for $3 million.

Nature is the focus of this unique property, so much so that the owners have brought the beach inside. A massive, open space in the centre of the home blends outdoor entertaining with homey elegance. The centrepiece is the beach garden, positioned under an enormous skylight to ensure plenty of sun for the native plants growing there. Across from the garden, there’s plenty of room for a dining space, a living area with a pendant fireplace, an indoor/outdoor kitchen, even a lap pool with a spa!

Harcourts South Coast agent Beth Stratfold says the central open space is a new extension off of the property’s original structure. 

“There was a dwelling at the back the owners fully renovated, then built the new dwelling at the front which enabled them to connect the stunning indoor/outdoor area where the pool and spa are,” Beth says. “It’s extraordinary. As soon as you walk in the front door it takes your breath away.”

“They never anticipated selling, they built this to live in forever, but their family is calling so the owners are going to sell,” she said.

Even before you set foot in the house it makes an impression. Dark, segmented blocks, metal pillars, and walls of glass present themselves to the street, softened by carefully separated garden squares. Entering through a recessed front door, commanding architecture gives way to a light and airy lounge with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean. An enclosed fireplace will chase away the winter chill, and nearby glass sliding doors open to that terrace – more than 140sqm of shared space to enjoy.

Before you reach the terrace, make a left turn and you’ll see how to get to the second floor – via stairs or a four-person lift – where self-contained living is taken to a whole new level. An open-plan space encapsulates elegant living, dining, and a pristine white kitchen. Enjoy Ceasar stone benchtops, a mirrored splashback reflecting the ocean, and a dual-access walk-in butler’s pantry!

The master bedroom makes full use of its raised vantage point, with fully half of the walls turned into full-length windows with views of the dunes and the Indian Ocean beyond.

“The lovely thing about this property is that it’s all about authentic conversation,” Beth says. “The home is a reflection of the owners and who they are.” 

“It’s very beautiful, but it’s also very functional, they made sure it’s easy to live in and it is, it’s seamless.”

There’s even another set of living quarters on the first floor. Lovingly called the granny flat, it comes with two double bedrooms, built-in robes, kitchenette, bathroom, and a games room that fits a three-quarter size snooker table.

“We’re getting steady inquiries from interstate buyers wanting to move here, and there’s even been overseas interest,” Beth says.

“It’s within an hour of Adelaide city so you can still commute to the city and that’s attracted a lot of attention.”


78 Esplanade, Middleton, SA 5213


Beth Stratfold
0412 265 155
Harcourts South Coast

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