Bask in your own paradise
BEYOND an electric-gated entrance and at the end of a long driveway flanked by coconut palms is this riverfront residence on a peaceful 28,328sq m block.
No neighbours are in sight – only the beauty of Kinkuna National Park across from the wide stretch of water that is the Elliot River.
The house boasts an openplan design arranged into three wings, with a wide walkway forming the residence’s spine and leading from one wing to the next.
Entry is through a covered porte-cochere, with a study and sewing room to each side of a foyer.
Straight ahead, steps lead down to a living room with a custom-built billiard table and bar, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking to the yard and river beyond.
To the left of the foyer a dining room, family room, kitchen and meals area make up the central wing of the house.
While the layout delivers a plantation-style feel, contemporary touches such as richly coloured polished floor tiles and a modern colour palette add a striking touch.
A versatile space, the kitchen boasts numerous amenities including a 900mmwide gas cooktop, canopy rangehood, Miele oven, dishwasher, in-bench deep fryer, barbecue charcoal grill with extractor, double door refrigerator and an underbench drinks fridge with freezer, along with an island bench and granite benchtops.
From the family room, glass sliding doors extend to an enclosed patio that opens to a paved outdoor space.
Further past the central living space is the residence’s left wing, featuring two bedrooms, a bathroom and rumpus room.
The main bedroom takes up the far right wing. Accessed through a set of double doors, it includes an ensuite and a private patio.
Other features of the residence include a gym, intercom system, reverse-cycle airconditioning, water tanks, double garage, a separate double shed and self-contained guest quarters.
Providing further serenity is a mango plantation consisting of about 85 trees, palms, coconut palms, natives and gums, all of which have been carefully tended to for more than 20 years.
The property is about 20km from Bundaberg town centre.