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Melbourne’s most stylish beach box for sale in Mt Eliza

Stylish beach box
Written by The ReReport
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Alicia Morgan at the Mt Eliza beach box she and husband Des Bankier are selling for $150,000. Picture: Sarah Matray

With pop art shutters, a rotating bar and a chic interior, this may be Melbourne’s most stylish beach box.

Bi-fold doors, a deck, sealed timber floors, a Moroccan pendant light, a bookcase, and views across Port Phillip Bay to the city skyline complete Beach Box 100 on Mt Eliza’s Earimil Beach.

It’s on the market with a $150,000 asking price.

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Stylish beach box

What a place to unwind. Picture: Sarah Matray

Beach Box 100 is asking $150,000.

The stylish interior.

Alicia Morgan and her husband Des Bankier snapped up the designer sand shack about two years ago, after falling for its “unique” look and secluded spot.

“We always wanted to live near the water, but at the time, we couldn’t afford it,” Ms Morgan said, noting the beach box seemed like a good compromise.

“Now we’ve bought a property in Cannons Creek (on Melbourne’s southeastern fringe) right across from the water, and we’re finding we’re spending a lot more time at home.”

Beach Box 100 Earimil Beach South

The bar rotates to face the water …

Beach Box 100 Earimil Beach South

… from the wall.

Ms Morgan said the box was a “blank canvas” behind its pop art front when they bought it, providing “a good opportunity to do something different with it”.

They designed a bar that swivels out from the wall, so they could gaze at the ocean while enjoying a meal or some drinks, and had it custom made.

The couple also added a cozy couch, a coffee table and spruced up the existing bookcase. The box includes storage space for beach gear underneath.

Ms Morgan said it had been the perfect space for enjoying fish and chips, and hosting friends and family, including their nieces and nephews.

“We spent New Year’s Eve down there last year. It was really secluded — like we had the whole beach to ourselves,” she said.

The beach box is on a secluded stretch of sand.

Eview Group Mt Eliza principal Jonathan Rivett said there were only a handful of beach boxes along the stretch of sand, and they were typically tightly held.

“Some are passed down through generations,” he said.

“This one has a pretty unique sense of style, (plus) views to the city and sunsets straight out the front.”

Unlike with the Brighton beach boxes, the purchaser won’t need to be a local resident or ratepayer.