Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Storybook Setting to Delight; Shaneene Levey Finds a Classic Home with Modern Conveniences

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Storybook Setting to Delight; Shaneene Levey Finds a Classic Home with Modern Conveniences

Article excerpt

WELCOME to a home for family, a home for friends, a home for memories.

Here you get the intelligence of a classic design, with the innovation of a contemporary build. Handmade by a quality craftsman, this beautifully-presented address has been built to the exact standards of a true Queenslander.

Thereas just four things here that remind you youare not really stepping back in time. Air-conditioning, a vacuumaid, secret-nailing to the Brushbox floors, and a back to base alarm system.

In the old days, there would have been tongue and groove nails ... and the only security would have been the family blue heeler.

Visions of the Secret Garden or Great Expectations grow as you make your way up the sweeping drive. Just picture it; someone sitting on a swing, hanging from the lovely old tree at the front.

Lush hedging and gardenias surround the entry staircase. Wide wrap-around timber verandas encircle the well-kept homestead.

Collectively, they would probably be the size of a small house in themselves. Gorgeous, cool breezes carry across to an adjoining rotunda.

You can almost taste the orange juice as you pour a glass, sit back, and observe the surrounding greenery and grounds. Step in through the central entry with white timber door and leadlight inlays.

Warm Brushbox timber floors glow beneath pendant lights.

Pressed metal ceilings are a delicate sight, at the top of your vision when you first enter. Big double bull cornices, dado rails, double sash windows and picture rails complement the style throughout.

A formal lounge is to the right. Bay windows and white french doors with royal blue leadlighting look out to the verandas.

An open fireplace, with carved timber mantle, mirrors a matching one in the formal dining room.

Two more sets of french doors open out from the formal dining to the an undercover decked alfresco area and inviting in-ground pool.

The surrounding lawns accommodate a cubbyhouse and playground with swing, slide and monkey bars. …

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