With its enviable location just off Eumundi Range Range Road, and the prized due north aspect, this high-set contemporary Queenslander home offers gobsmacking views and a delightful garden surprise.
As you cruise up the palm-lined driveway, that quintessential Queensland feel is reinforced by the colonial-style butterfly staircase that leads you up to the long, deep verandah.
Before stepping inside, take a moment to turn around and savour the sight that unfolds before you. With barely a rooftop in sight, the vista stretches over the treetops to the unmistakeable pyramid shape of Mount Cooroy.
Built in 1999, the home has recently been rejuvenated throughout, with top of the line appliances, surfaces and fittings.
The open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas run parallel to the front verandah, getting the full benefit of that northerly aspect which floods the space with natural light.
The kitchen's charcoal-coloured, chunky Caesarstone benchtops with waterfall edges are luxuriously wide, so you can spread out when you're cooking up a storm. Appliance heaven? This is it. Not only is there a Miele pyrolytic oven, there's also a Miele steam oven, making it easier to stick with the healthy eating. The huge Miele fridge-freezer is also yours to keep, as is the Miele built-in wine-conditioning unit. There's lots of storage, with soft-close drawers, and the custom-designed LED backlit glass splashback, embossed with sea creatures, comes with a remote control allowing you to match the colour to your mood.
If you can't stand the heat, there's no need to leave the kitchen - the zoned ducted airconditioning throughout the house means you'll always be comfortable.
The dining area takes full advantage of the mountain view with sliding glass doors to the verandah, so that your dinner guests can easily pop outside to enjoy an aperitif or gaze up at the night sky. A Bose surround sound system and Samsung TV are also included.
The same captivating mountain view is visible from the master bedroom which has alpaca wool carpet underfoot, french doors opening to the verandah, and plantation shutters on two sides which add to the colonial feel. The ensuite is modern and fresh with lovely big tiles in white and natural tones, and the walk-in robe is fitted with attractive custom-made drawers.
The other three bedrooms extend along a hallway, with excellent separation from the master via the laundry, main bathroom and storage units. All bedrooms come with built-ins.
Downstairs, the enormous rumpus room has sliding doors out to a paved area that leads to the pool. This room is a really versatile space that could be an office and/or a media room - it's entirely up to you.
Outside, your garden adventure begins. Each part of the garden is designed to reflect elements of some of those enduring children's stories we all grew up with or have come to love.
Evoking the croquet lawn in Alice in Wonderland, three tiers of lawn zigzag downwards to the completely private saltwater pool area, which offers plenty of space for lounging and a Bali hut for shade. The lawns are beautifully retained with stonemason-crafted dry-stone walls.
From here, duck through the rabbit hole' and emerge in the Mad Hatter's tea party area, then follow the wisteria-covered Willy Wonka arbour to the lollipop garden, before stepping through the wardrobe' where Aslan the lion greets you. It's a magical journey that will delight the young and the young at heart.
A serene pond, replete with yoga deck, is set off to the side, a place of quiet contemplation. To the rear of the house, six raised garden beds are ready to be planted out - they are waist high, so no bending required.
This home is set to capture the imagination of one lucky family. The perfect setting for creating new memories, this is one rabbit hole you just might want to fall into.
Features at a glance;
north-facing contemporary 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Queenslander
custom-built kitchen, stone benchtops, handmade illuminated glass splashback
Miele appliances; pyrolytic oven, steam oven, frigde-freezer, wine-conditioning unit
zoned ducted air-con, Bose surround-sound system, Samsung TV
downstairs rumpus/media/office room or convert to dual living space
master with ensuite and WIR, french doors open to verandah
magical themed gardens, metal sculptures, pond with deck
23,000 litres rainwater tank capacity, 6 x raised garden beds
12-metre, 50,000-litre saltwater pool (new chlorinator)
5kw solar, with room for more panels and potential to be off grid
undercover parking for 5 vehicles, driveway wired for lights and gates
bore feeds to taps around the property (wiring for solenoid auto irrigation)