Step into another world as you enter the ?Gate House? with its antique doors, thatched roof. The entrance has Balinese-tiled floors and 7.6m pagoda ceiling supported by recycled timber beams. In keeping with the overall design, the spectacular entry is spacious, it captures natural light and has river views.
The huge open-plan lounge/dining area has wide recycled timber floorboards, built in cupboards and open fireplace. It opens out, through French doors, to the spacious deck and views of the pool and river. The dining zone also opens to the deck and is adjacent to the long, entertainment-friendly kitchen with its walk-in pantry and cold room. The kitchen features European appliances (including electric wok and steamer), corrigan bench tops and drawers designed to take plates and glasses. Downstairs is a home theatre/children?s retreat, equipped with a state-of-the-art projection system and inbuilt shelving. The home office has 2 work stations and an invaluable floor-to-ceiling pin-up board. The laundry, with Maytag washer and dryer, has a laundry chute and storage space and is adjacent to the ironing room. An additional storage area/wine cellar is downstairs.
All 5 bedrooms are large with wooden Venetians and built in robes and all have an ensuite or direct access to a bathroom. The enormous master suite with private balcony overlooking the river, has an ensuite with his?n?her vanities, double shower, WC and urinal and a bath by the windows. All 5 bathrooms have oversized showers and 2 have big baths. The guest quarters, with separate access, has an ensuite, built in robes, kitchenette and patio with river views. The home has a zoned security system, keyless entry (very convenient for guests), a split system air-conditioner powered by 3 motors, ceiling fans, vacuum-maid, phone system, 3 hot water services and irrigation system. The exotic influence of the Far East is evident in the carefully selected palms and plants, the water features and sculptures. The solar-heated 20m pool is 2 Olympic lanes wide with spa and ?entrance island? and watched over by a reclining Buddha. Entertaining is easy as the wide wooden deck houses a BBQ with exhaust hood, Guests have room to move in the indoor/outdoor areas, game-size gardens (fenced off from the river for safety), and the 2 bales with river and pool views. The immaculate paved driveway provides access to the 3-door remote garage and visitors? parking, while on the river side, a wooden jetty leads to the river.
This very relaxed home is inviting and elegant. It is both close to Brisbane with all its facilities and a world away in a haven of peace and harmony.