Bask in your own par­adise

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE MARKET PLACE - HAN­NAH MCDON­ALD

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.

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