BRANCH­ING OUT

Spread over five lev­els, this river­front res­i­dence at Indooroopilly was de­signed to blend with its sur­round­ings and was con­structed us­ing the lat­est in green ma­te­ri­als.

The Courier-Mail - Property - - Front Page - Charley Traynor

THIS en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly home right on the Bris­bane River at Indooroopilly is spread over five lev­els and was con­structed us­ing the lat­est in green ma­te­ri­als.

The res­i­dence was de­signed us­ing sus­tain­able prac­tices, in­clud­ing con­struct­ing the home to suit the en­vi­ron­ment in­stead of the other way around.

The home uses so­lar pan­els to pro­vide elec­tric­ity and heat­ing and 53,000-litre wa­ter tanks are plumbed into the toi­lets, laun­dry and out­side taps.

To re­duce its car­bon foot­print, the home does not have air­con­di­tion­ing but in­stead utilises the river and its nat­u­ral cool­ing prop­er­ties by us­ing banks of lou­vered win­dows and a breeze­way al­low­ing cool air to flow through­out the home.

Crim­safe se­cu­rity screens are in­stalled through­out the home to not only pro­vide se­cu­rity, but also keep pesky bugs out of the home while al­low­ing the breezes in.

In the cooler months, a fire­place at the cen­tre of the home as well as points through­out the home for gas heaters, keeps the in­te­rior warm.

Nearly ev­ery room in the home has a river view.

There are three bed­rooms on the lower level, in­clud­ing the main bed­room with a walk-in wardrobe and pri­vate en­suite with sep­a­rate bath, shower and toi­let.

The main bed­room also has its own en­closed bal­cony over­look­ing the river.

On the main level of the home is the open plan lounge and din­ing ar­eas ad­ja­cent to the spa­cious kitchen with Miele and Smeg ap­pli­ances and a but­ler’s pantry.

Off this area is a rum­pus/ me­dia room plus the in­ter­nal laun­dry and a spa­cious en­ter­tain­ing deck com­plete with sauna and spa.

The en­ter­tain­ing deck is also fully en­closed with Crim­safe and takes in views of the river and sur­rounds.

There is a fourth bed­room on the top floor with a study and home of­fice.

There is am­ple stor­age through­out the home as well as room for sev­eral cars, a boat and trailer be­neath the home.

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