The former Wombarra beachfront retreat of the late acclaimed Australian actor Wendy Hughes is on the market.
Ms Hughes, who passed away aged 61 in March 2014 after a battle with cancer, was a much-loved local identity in the Illawarra's northern suburbs as well as being an actor of national and international standing.
Ms Hughes' family has appointed Urban Property Thirroul to sell her former house at 607 Lawrence Hargrave Drive for offers of more than $2.1 million.
Wayne Bennett of Urban Property Thirroul said the architecturally designed home was the quintessential Australian beach house with floor to ceiling east-facing windows framing the ocean and coastal views.
"From the moment you walk into the oversized living area with adjoining kitchen and dining/living all with high vaulted ceilings and north-east-facing sundeck, you have a feeling of being suspended over the ocean," Mr Bennett said.
The property is set on an 850-square-metre ocean-front lot with an adjoining nature reserve.
"The minute you walk through the front door you feel a sense of escape from the outside world and at one with nature, surrounded by greenery and the ocean," Mr Bennett said.
A huge master bedroom with ocean views is located on the upper level. Adjoining the bedroom is an ensuite, dressing room and living area.
Two generously sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes open onto an east-facing deck.
Hughes is well known for her work on the Billy Connolly film The Man Who Sued God, with TV credits including State Coroner and MDA and stage credits for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate.
She won the Australian Film Institute (AFI) award for best actress in 1983 for her leading role in Careful, He Might Hear You, as well as Logie awards in 1977 and 1984 in the best supporting actress category for Power Without Glory and Return To Eden respectively.
Mr Bennett can be contacted on 4267 3311 to arrange a property inspection.