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Soar Above The Ordinary & The Grand Views

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Living Areas Large entry foyer, very long tiled formal lounge & dining separate by a full brick 2-way open fire, breakfast area in the kitchen, study / TV room & vast tiled rumpus room
Outdoor Living Extensive paved terraces with retractable awnings at front & rear of home plus large, protected paved sun terrace
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms - King sized main bedroom with spectacular views & big walk-in robe - 2 more Queen size bedrooms with built-in robes
Bathrooms Spacious new ensuite with double timber vanity topped with granite & a big main bathroom with tiled spa tub, large shower recess & semi-separate toilet plus 3rd toilet in laundry
Heating / Cooling   Reverse cycle air conditioning, double sided open fire & ceiling fans
Car Accommodation   Meandering concrete driveway to attached double garage with electronic door
Land size & grounds   4,361 square metres of manicured tropical gardens with exotic trees, beautiful beds, sweeping lawns & even a rainforest walk - Kept forever lush by ample bore water

Fascinating views and an exquisite garden setting complement this handcrafted, long, low & lovely double brick home that hides its very existence from street view. The home was designed and built, brick by brick, on solid rock by the original owner and he wrought the light and lovely filigree metal features that decorate the various doorways along the hall. He probably made the matching light fittings too. The huge matching pair of leadlight glass panels that adorn either side of the solid timber front door were designed by his wife and commissioned with a specialist in that field. Every bit of the building and finishing he did with that famous European perfectionism that we lesser mortals admire but rarely emulate. No wonder then, that this home reflects that timelessness that comes with it rare European styling that blends together aspects of the Mediterranean with an unashamedly French Provincial kitchen.

The home is situated about 60-70 metres from the street frontage and spreads lengthways across the very gently sloped block that begins at the street with a 44.4 metre frontage and extends for around 100 metres back to where the edge of the cliff begins. From the street, all you see is a letterbox and a patch of lawn and trees plus a full concrete driveway that cuts between dense vegetation and then disappears to where you do not know. The design and the careful positioning on the land allows for maximum privacy coupled with taking maximum advantage of the near 180 degree panorama that swings from almost south around nearly to the north in one uninterrupted vista. It encompasses not only the picturesque Albert Valley but also the tree covered slopes of nearby Mount Misery as well as a huge expanse of the Great Dividing Range and some of the night lights of western Brisbane. The lower foreground is a flat, forest covered shelf replete with areas of palm rainforest and natural lagoons, although this area is really only visible from the rear garden, unlike the grand vista which forms the backdrop to the lounge, dining, home office and the master bedroom. Walls of glass with sliding doors opening to the wide paved rear terraces bring the scenery right inside to where you are sitting or even resting in bed.

This generously proportioned home is slightly split-level and has a high raked ceiling with exposed beams all painted white extending over the central living core. The huge, full brick double sided open fire in the light tiled living area sets the division between the formal lounge and dining areas while two air conditioning outlets ensures that this central core is always at a comfortable temperature. Large extendable shade blinds keep the setting sun from striking directly onto the walls of glass and provide cool outdoor sitting areas on the terraces. The master suite has tinted glass, but there is are a pair of fully shaded screened doors that can slide back to expose the view in all its glory.

There are no small rooms in this home! Even the well outfitted laundry with the third toilet is larger than you would expect, But the great room here is the huge rumpus which was the original large double garage with laundry. This magnificent relaxing area already has hot and cold water and could very easily be turned to either a gorgeous granny flat or used as a large work-from-home space with separate entry. In fact, this space was converted for living space by its second owner who used it as the base for his rather large international business. The third owner, who purchased the property as a getaway from a very hectic life, would have stayed there forever except that he was manager of Jupiters Casino and he was offered a great promotion overseas which took he and his family to distant shores.

The magnificent gardens are the creation of various owners, although the current sellers have finally brought them to perfection. Beautiful exotic specimen trees and unusual palms dot the wide expanse of front lawn that is girded by the driveway which begins on the southern front boundary and crosses over to near the northern boundary before turning to the double garage. Dense vegetation on all 3 boundaries here provides perfect tranquility while colour filled beds with shrubs and plants of many kinds close in towards the front terrace give that perfect final touch.

The band of dense rainforest on the northern boundary extends for the whole length of the land and comes complete with a rainforest walk. The southern boundary is equally well planted while there is a huge lawn between the 2 side boundaries. Terraced garden beds adjoin the rear terraces and a bed of of hibiscus provide splashes of colour in front of the rainforest. A cliff top walkway is fringed with blue agapanthus to ensure that the view will always be available. The beauty of the garden owes something to the excellent water bore with water piped around the garden to keep it always lush even in dry seasons.

This property represents Tamborine Mountain living at its best. It is perfectly maintained from the front boundary to the back boundary, including the house, and attention to detail has made it an extraordinarily easy property to maintain. It provides both seclusion and a rare level of tranquility that touches the spirit as soon as you drive through that narrow opening in the dense greenery. The home is solid quality and easy living without being in the least pretentious, yet it is definitely impressive in many ways. Indeed, for many people it offers a way of life that can only be described as Heavenly!

You Could Not Replace This Property For ... $1,100,000 (ONO)

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