Auction Location: Onsite
A striking, split-level residence that sits in perfect harmony with its tranquil environment, this unique, very private and solidly constructed home is stepped into the hillside and edged by a pristine nature reserve on three sides. The extended, multiple deck and garden terrace design offers stylish, timber-rich formal and family living areas that connect to captivating, outdoor entertaining spaces. Features include a cosy fireside lounge, treetops master suite, versatile teenager’s retreat and utmost convenience to parklands, shops and schools.
Situated at the end of an elevated cul-de-sac, the residence, with its superbly engineered, telegraph pole structure and extensive use of glass, capitalises on the outstanding views available and maximises the useability of this upward sloping, 1010m2 wedge-shaped allotment. Feeling as though you are far removed from suburbia, families will be drawn to the seclusion and quietness of the surroundings, with visiting koalas, wallabies and colourful birdlife appearing regularly.
Step inside to living areas that are grounded in warmth, texture and shape, with a soaring, exposed beam ceiling feature, timber stairs and balustrade leading into the central part of the home. Stylishly renovated, the kitchen boasts polished Travertine floor tiles, stone benchtops, a 900mm De’Longhi range with gas cooktop, Bosch dishwasher and integrated wine storage.
With a desirable, natural airflow due to an ideal north-south orientation, interiors remain cool in summer and retain their sunlit warmth in winter. Six frameless panels of glass provide a conservatory feel to the adjoining family meals area, with this north-facing side of the home enjoying idyllic reserve and landscaped garden views. The ultra-private, paved terrace just outside has hosted numerous parties and gatherings over the years.
By adding an impressive architectural extension and building in below the uppermost level’s master bedroom, liveability has been greatly enhanced. The voluminous living and dining area has timber floors and raked ceilings above, with wide, glass stacker doors opening onto a breezy deck that beckons entertaining and lazy weekends spent reading, relaxing and surveying the ever-changing vistas.
Located away from busier areas, a separate wing having two built-in bedrooms with deck access, family amenity zones plus a generous, superbly versatile room currently used as a studying teenager’s retreat, poses potential for use as a large office space, separate rumpus or media lounge.
A timber staircase leads to the master suite, an indulgently private and quiet accommodation area with supreme elevation, deck and multiple windows to allow views over the treed reserve and across the tops of neighbouring districts. The light and airy bedroom features easy-care bamboo floors, a walk-in robe and ensuite.
Descend to ground level where there is a surprising amount of functionality and opportunity for further development, with parking for up to 4 cars and/or trailers, a turnaround area to enable easy exit of the property and vast, high clearance storage, gym and workshop space. A 5000-litre poly tank provides collected rainwater for garden irrigation and car washing. Colourful, tiered landscaping provides softness and contrast to the more heavily forested, open reserve backdrop.
An address that combines lifestyle and amenity, the location is a short 10-minute walk from the green, family friendly spaces of Bill Thomson Park and Pine Lake, and is near to a choice of highly regarded private and state schools in St Andrews and Hillcrest Colleges, and Elanora’s primary and high schools. A few minutes in the car will have you at The Pines Elanora or 19th Avenue shopping centres, offering grocery majors, café dining and specialist retail stores.
Elanora is conveniently situated within a few minutes of the Pacific Motorway and is central to some of the Gold Coast’s most popular beaches, with Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads and Currumbin all under ten minutes’ drive away.