1/36 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.IT’S roughly 25 steps to the beach and you won’t need to worry about bringing your shoes. That’s the advice homeowners Jedda and Brent give to all their guests when they come to visit their beachside abode. The couple built the contemporary three-level home four years ago.“When we first bought it there was originally two old units on the block,” Mrs Shaw said. “We lived there for about a year and called it ‘the beach shack’. It was considerably aged when we moved in. I would say it was about 30 years old.” The Palm Beach locals said they were inspired by their beachside suburb to create an up-market home. With the help of McGowan Brothers Builders the duplex was built in just under a year. The Shaw family said they were impressed with the construction.“It is an amazing feeling seeing your vision become a reality and it was built really well,” Mrs Shaw said.“We built it with the kids in mind so the house is quite spacious and open to accommodate for a big family.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Shaw said now that her three children had left the nest she and her husband were looking to downsize.“The great thing about building a duplex is that we were able to choose our neighbours,” Mrs Shaw said.“We have a lap pool on our property, and the neighbours have a similar plunge pool. The balcony is my favourite part — they aren’t for show, they are built to be used all year round.”Mrs Shaw said the family spent most of their time on the balcony watching the ocean.“The main bedroom is also one of my favourites — it takes up the entire third level and is more of a parents’ retreat. I do spend a lot of time up there.” The property features high ceilings, streamlined open-plan living and a sun-washed terrace for entertaining.The private courtyard adds a touch of serenity and the stone benchtops create a luxury feel.Mrs Shaw said the hardest part was choosing which colours to paint the house.