Sweet memories at prized home
Imagine looking out over the Broadwater. Now picture turning about 180 degrees on the spot, to see canal views. That’s the reality of this Runaway Bay residence
MOST homes carry memories for their owners but for vendor Mary Leigh-Smith, this house is extra special.
“On the day we got married, I got ready here,” Mrs Leigh-Smith said. “We were friends with the people who built the house, then 10 years later we bought it.”
That was almost 20 years ago, and now Mrs Leigh-Smith is downsizing after her husband passed away.
The couple raised their young family in the house and Mrs Leigh-Smith said it was an ideal home for families.
The interior of the concrete house is spacious, with large glass panels to capture the view.
Living spaces include a designer kitchen,
a centrepiece staircase, a formal lounge room and a family or games room.
Outside features a pool with waterfall feature and gazebo, overlooking a private pontoon.
Mrs Leigh-Smith, who works at Runaway Bay Marina, said the property was also ideal for someone who loves the water.
“This morning there were dolphins out the back swimming around the pontoon,” she said.
“I like to get on my paddleboard of a morning.”
The location of the proprety allows for 180 degree views of the Broadwater from most rooms, and long canal water views with bridge-free access for boating.