48 Tranquil Bay Place Rosedale, NSW 2536



The original Bert Read Rosedale coastal house, a masterpiece, built by the best with no expense spared, nestled into a spotted gum and iron bark forest with a burrawang understory. In fact the house has been built around the forest with trees and burrawangs forming part of verandah.

Forest teeming with bird life, yellow robins, superb fairy wrens, spotted pardalotes, kookaburras, king parrots and even spangled drongos. The Occasional monitor pays a visit, along with feather tailed and sugar gliders, swamp wallaby's, bandicoots and echidnas.

A 210 degree outlook through the forest to the ocean, including a view directly into the exclusive Tranquil Bay.

Situated between the exclusive coastal hamlets of Rosedale and Guerilla Bay.

Rosedale house has uninhibited and direct access to Tranquil Bay, Nuns and Rosedale beaches.

Stay in bed in the mornings and watch the waves roll in on a semiprivate Tranquil Bay Beach.

This home is all about the architecture responding to and aligning with the setting. The full length glass windows throughout bring nature indoors and the indoors to nature.

Rosedale house is a private refuge. It is for those who appreciate nature, the benefits great architecture can bring to human wellbeing and it has been handcrafted and nurtured by the best builders on the South Coast.

The award winning renovations ensure the authenticity and integrity of Rosedale house have been enhanced. Feature of the renovation include:

- Wathaurong slump glass splash back in Tranquil Bay green in the most beautiful of kitchens
- Bespoke kitchen and bathroom joinery with insert metal panelling
- Polished concrete bench top in the kitchen
- Italian tiles and Italian sandstone bench tops in all four bathrooms offset by beautiful copper sinks

This property was renovated 8 years ago and in 2013 won the Master Builders Association renovation of the year award.

The home consists of six pods all connected by extensive hardwood (undercover) verandahs, which accentuate the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Three pods comprise of bedroom, sitting and full bathroom, with showers that are glass boxes integrated into the forest making showering a whole new experience. A fourth pod can be used as a bunk room, rumpus room or home office and has its own bathroom.

The main pod is where family and friends come together. This pod has integrated living, dining and kitchen spaces and an enclosed wood fire for those colder winter nights.

Bert Read is known for his uncompromising design and incorporation of Frank Lloyd-Wright's design principles into Australia. Rosedale House is both uncompromising in its design and construction.

The main pod has a ladder up the side of the chimney to a mezzanine pod nestled into the roof. This space is used by the current owners as a library area and is a favourite reading nook for children. In winter, the thermal mass held on the chimney makes it an ideal place to lay about and read.

The pod design provides absolute privacy, while the central main pod creates a communal hub for meals, games and relaxation.

The home also has a wine cellar, verandah lighting in the extensive deck area that lights up the glorious trees at night.

The build of the house is woodwork at its exceptional best and from many angles can be seen as art.

Rosedale House is a testament to its designer and its craftsmanship - it is unique and irreplaceable.

Key details

  • Property Type House
  • Block Size 1733 sqm
  • Tax Rates Approx 3990.83 Per Year
  • Date Listed 07-01-2021