Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Queenslander Style with a Brilliant Outlook; Expansive Home Lets You Live the Easy Life Writes Shaneene Levey

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Queenslander Style with a Brilliant Outlook; Expansive Home Lets You Live the Easy Life Writes Shaneene Levey

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THE breezes are just as beautiful as the gardens at this charming Queenslander address. Well presented, it has been lovingly tended to throughout the past eight years. A sizeable extension has effectively doubled its size. Stretching out across a 6731sqm fenced allotment, it enjoys a charming outlook from its elevated position.

What was the original entry now offers outdoor access to the new saltwater pool and an entertaining pergola. The current owner has one of the greenest thumbs you will find; having single-handedly created an array of landscaped gardens to surround the home itself.

Established trees are a lovely sight against rural pastures and the ranges of Glenview across the way. At the back of the property, youall find a delight of tropical plants to complement the poolside location. Huge palms and lush succulents are lovely on a clear night against the nightas sky.

At the front, what was once a mass of lantana has all been cleared and replanted with an array of thriving natives. These look after themselves and have always drained well, as rainwater travels down easily from the gentle slope. Come in from the back, where a timber walkway amid the gardens leads down to a decked entry.

A big timber door with floral leadlight windows opens into a tiled foyer. This allows easy access between both wings of the home. To the left is the original section of the house itself. Double timber doors open into a short hallway, and out into the open-plan living area.

The old master bedroom has now been remodeled as one of four bedrooms, or a possible office. Originally the master ensuite, the main bathroom offers a corner shower, toilet and single vanity with separate storage cupboard. Raked ceilings create a lovely sense of space in the living area.

Polished timber floors are rich and glossy underfoot. …

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