In the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, this expansive home boasts a peaceful leafy setting in the sought-after suburb of Kenmore Hills.
JULIE and Andrew Loton’s ton’s sanctuary at 60 Tinarraa Cres Cres, Kenmore, is for sale at the foothills of Mt Coot-tha.
Their expansive family home sits on just over one hectare of leafy grounds in the highly regarded suburb of Kenmore Hills.
The family, well-known for owning the Oxford St Bakery at Bulimba until they sold it three years ago, have lived at their Kenmore address for 15 years.
The grandparents who have four daughters ranging in age from 30 to 21 years old, don’t consider themselves “empty nesters” as such but know it’s time to move.
“We just feel a lovely sense of freedom now and the time is right for us to move on. We have been looking at moving to northern NSW or we may just put all our furniture in storage and go travelling,” Ms Loton said. “I don’t see us ever downsizingdownsiz as such because we ha have four daughters and two of them are marriedma with two childrench each so we’ll alwaysa need a bigger house as we are very family oriented.
“I’ll always want spaces for them to comeco home and stay over.ove
“We“love it here, we have l loved our time here but we ju just know it’s time for a change.”
The one thing that struck me about this propertyp is how quiet it is, it’s very peaceful.
“Everyone notices how quiet it is here. It’s so still. My dad, when he’s up from Melbourne, can sit right here all day on the outdoor lounge area in the shade and be connected to the house and also the bush,” Mr Loton said. “There is no traffic noise. “It really feels like our sanctuary.”
Mr Loton said all of the walking tracks could be found just at the end of Bielby Rd.
“You can walk all the way to Jones Rd and to Gap Creek Rd.
“It’s a very pretty place to walk to as there’s a lot of natural waterways and creek crossings, and native wildflowers at certain times of the year. It’s not just bush bashing, we like to walk there.”
The pair have made extensive renovations to their home over the years.
It is positioned in a prestigious neighbourhood.
The home is part of a peaceful and private environment where wildlife, kangaroos and birdlife thrive, all within 10km of Brisbane city.
Co-listing agent Rachael Spinks of Spinks & Co Residential Consultancy said the property exudes the serenity of a country retreat without having to compromise on proximity to the city, shopping and amenities.
“It’s a modern interpretation of a colonial homestead. The sprawling home is low set and characterised by a wraparound bullnose veranda,” she said.
Bespoke hand-forged iron screen doors swing open to reveal a wide formal entrance showcasing ornate plaster ceilings.
Once inside, an extremely flexible and liveable floorplan is offered across a single level with an extensive choice of living and entertaining areas and ample accommodation for friends and family.
Co-listing agent Vern Gilbert of Professionals Toowong said the centrallylocated kitchen was enormous and classical in design.
“This house is intended to cater for the serious chef and entertainer. Julie is always baking up something delicious in her amazing kitchen,” Mr Gilbert said.
There’s two separate island benches which provide ample space for food preparation and casual dining options.
There’s ample storage, including a walk-in pantry, and stainless-steel appliances, including a freestanding Ilve oven with gas cook top and teppanyaki plate.
Adjoining the kitchen is the spacious living area. It comprises a combined dining and lounge area, featuring a freestanding wood-burning heater, and a computer nook cleverly positioned for the supervision of homework.
There is also a media room.