Peter and Chelley, delighted owners of this gorgeous farming property in rural north Queensland, were aiming to build a family home that made the most of their mountain views while allowing a sense of vast space to enter their living area and inviting entertaining space. Situated amongst Tableland farmland, this generous and flowing family home offers much more than just a place to live; this charming property is designed to take advantage of the expansive surrounding views and opportunities for alfresco living.
This spacious, split-level home highlights contemporary family living, with an open-air enjoyment area incorporating 130 square meters of outdoor living with 180° views. The kitchen, dining area and lounge room flow into one another, while still remaining individual to offer a sense of comfort. The innovative kitchen combines modern luxuries with farmhouse ambiance; with metallic two-pack fronts, Caesar stone bench tops, a glass splash back, glass island bench front and two ovens, this is an entertainer’s haven. This attention to detail extends throughout the home; the bathroom is fully tiled from floors to ceiling. Rendered concrete block in the external and wet areas is balanced by polished black butt timber flooring throughout, creating a modern edge while offering a sense of openness and warmth.
The inclusion of a dedicated media room and games room mean the family will never be short of places to relax and enjoy. A passion for home life is obvious in the handsomely thought-out design of the home and the extensive landscaping that surrounds it. One vital aspect of the design was to give the family an outdoor living space that could accommodate large groups for entertaining. The landscaping frames the split-level home with a rustic look to blend into the rural surroundings, while complementing the modern home.
Higham Building used concrete “timber-look” sleepers to create a tiered landscaped garden leading from one level of the house to the other. The 130m² outdoor area comes complete with its own kitchen and provides the perfect space for entertaining. This unique home combines fine finishes and modern comforts with the most pleasurable aspects of rural living.
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