A Frankston beach box is offering buyers the chance to own an exclusive piece of the foreshore just in time for summer.
Bathing Box 10 is set for auction November 14, with bidding expected to start at $100,000 for the blue and terracotta-coloured weatherboard property.
It’s a much more achievable pricepoint than that of the seaside offerings in blue-chip suburbs like Brighton or Portsea, where a boat shed sold for more than $910,000 in November 2018.
The bright blue and terracotta box is set to be sold under the hammer next month.
Just steps away from the ocean.
With overseas travel off the cards this year due to COVID-19, Ray White agent Ashley Weston said listing was expected to be “hot property”.
“We’ve had about a dozen inquires so far,” Mr Weston said.
“What’s unique about this one is that it was only built six years ago so it’s in great condition. Sometimes some of these boxes can be a little older, but this one will stand the test of time.”
The coveted beachfront property was built in a collaborative project between the Frankston Council and the Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise.
Life’s a beach if you’re lucky enough to own one of these.
“There were some derelict bathing boxes that were actually becoming a bit of a hazard,” Mr Weston said.
“Council obtained the vacant spaces, and the Rotary Club facilitated the build of three bathing boxes with the support of local businesses who helped contribute materials.”
“100 per cent of the proceeds went back into community projects.”
Mr Weston said the 6m x 4m size was quite substantial, with ample space for storage.
Previously sold Frankston bathing boxes have fetched $163,700 and $125,000.
“People store everything from lounge equipment, barbecues and kayaks in there,” he said.
The agent said the property type was particularly popular with buyers who lived on a bigger patch of land that was often further away from the beach.
“It’s a rare way to still own some beach frontage, and that stretch of sand is superb,” he added.
“Frankston main beach can get really busy, but this section is more private since there is really limited parking.”
The seaside oasis is just off Gould Street, a short walk from the shops, restaurants and cinemas of the Frankston city centre.