Exquisite taste, impeccable attention to detail and remarkable vistas elevate this residence to a higher level. Located on the crest of a charming country lane, a no-through road, Bandari', meaning Haven' in Swahili, lives up to its name.
Over five years, the current owners have painstakingly transformed the authentic 1920s Queenslander into a spacious, light-filled contemporary dwelling while retaining the soul and elegance of the old house.
Simplicity and proportions were important considerations and are immediately evident as you stroll through the formal azalea garden, ascend the gentle, wide polished concrete steps, and step through the 200-year-old teak doors which, at 2.7 metres high, bring a sense of grandeur and intrigue to your arrival.
Beyond the generous foyer, the open-plan living space unfolds. With polished hardwood floors, high ceilings and lots of glass, all screened, the feel is modern and spacious, airy and uncluttered, yet warm and practical.
The lounge area with cast-iron wood-burning stove flows through to the generous living space and dining area. If you love to cook, you'll appreciate the modern kitchen with hardwood benchtops, gas cooktop, island bench, excellent work spaces and plenty of storage.
Everywhere, full-height glass louvres and sliding doors draw the outside in, yet the magnetic pull of the verandah, which runs the full length of the house, is hard to resist. And what a reward awaits. The perfect northerly aspect affords a magnificent unobstructed vista over the valley below to the almost touchable Mount Cooroy beyond. Expect to spend a lot of time out here, basking in the winter sun or sharing summer evenings with friends on the 30 square metre entertaining deck.
Below, the saltwater pool area is a delicious sight, even in winter. Natural bush rocks and beautifully aged hardwood evoke a sense of your own private waterhole. In the cool shade of the Bali hut, you'll be able to linger by the pool all day.
Though renovated top to bottom, some of the Queenslander's original features have been lovingly retained. Stained-glass windows have been reused in the study which includes quality built-in shelving and custom built sliding glass doors opening to the verandah.
Two large bedrooms each come with built-ins and ensuites with attractive large tiles, frameless glass showers and timber bench tops. All bedrooms open to the verandah.
The quality of the craftsmanship throughout is outstanding and the boundaries between old and new are invisible.
The 62-square-metre master retreat is a whole new wing, yet it sits completely at ease with the older house. With its own private entrance, outdoor sitting area and garden, it offers potential for b&b or simply for your own or your guest's complete privacy. Big enough to hold a sofa, coffee table and desk, the bedroom has aircon, fan and 2 sets of glass doors to a private verandah. The ensuite has a large frameless shower and the huge walk-in robe comes with a decorative teak mirror.
Bandari' will suit the most fastidious buyer seeking an elegant home with privacy, views, and all the modern appointments you could wish for. There is nothing left to do here but move in, arrange your furniture, sit back and enjoy the view.
Immaculate renovation/extension of 1920s Queenslander
Northerly aspect with long rural/valley views on 1.15 acres
Polished timber floors, high ceilings and wood fire
62m2 master retreat with own private entrance
Beautiful 200 year old teak entrance doors on arrival
Attention to detail and amazing craftsmanship throughout
Unobstructed views to Mt Cooroy, long wide verandahs
100,000 litre grotto style saltwater pool with Bali hut
New 2-car carport (6m x 6m) plus 2-car garage
Irrigated orchard of tropical fruits, bore
Workshop/storage area with concrete floor (under house)
2 x 20,000 litre tanks, reticulated gardens
Sculptured electric gates and attractive entry
Only a couple of minutes from the market town of Eumundi
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