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- 3 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2 Cars
This elevated, north facing family home, backing onto Toohey Forest, is extremely private while having extensive views and access to its natural bush surroundings. Windows extend the entire length of the house with views through eucalyptus trees to the city skyline.
Built in 1965 this timeless, award winning house was designed by Graham Bligh, Qld architect of the year 2002, of Bligh, Voller & Nield. This unique property has been immaculately maintained and this is the first time it has been offered to the market.
The property is on a large 741sqm block with bush rock and gardens integrated seamlessly into the house and adjoining forest. Native birds are abundant providing endless entertainment. Access to extensive bush walking and cycle tracks are 150 meters from the back door.
Providing additional peace and quiet, the parents retreat with ensuite and private garden terrace is slightly removed from the main body of the house. The large family / rumpus room, located on the lower floor adjacent to the pool, provides separation from sleeping and living areas. The home office is also separated from the main body of the house to facilitate a quiet work environment while being close to the entrance of the property for visiting clients. The small work room / wine cellar is ideal for the hobbyist or for tinkering. Abundant storage is incorporated throughout.
The mid level of the home is the living hub; enjoying the elevated serenity combined with vaulted ceiling creates an abundance of natural light. The expansive lounge and dining adjoins both the front verandah and rear entertaining. The large kitchen includes a breakfast area as well as a internal laundry discreetly positioned at the rear of the home. This level also accommodates two generous bedrooms serviced by the family bathroom.
The house uses passive solar climate management integrating the natural contures of the bush block. Situated on the top of a rise and well above the surrounding houses and suburb, the house captures cooling summer breezes. The high pitched ceilings have louvers to vent hot air in hotter months. Shelter from winter storms and winds is provided by the adjoining forest, and the solid brick construction incorporated into the core of the home provides significant thermal mass to retain warmth. Solar panels, solar hot water and rain water tanks compliment the smart design while reducing living expenses.
The Pacific Motorway is 5 minutes away and the CBD can be accessed in 15 minutes. Local shops, cafes and eateries are within walking distance. Quality schools and tertiary education facilities are within a short commute. Local council has used traffic flow signage to ensure the street and neighbourhood remain for local residential traffic only.
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm System
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close To Schools
- Close To Shops
- Close To Transport
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2 garage spaces
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