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

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - AUCTION - WORDS ANNA RAWL­INGS

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.

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