Open for inspection homes July 6-12
Every home has a story, and this one has years of them. This original home has been extensively made over with all of today's modern fixtures, while retaining its original charm. When you think coastal beach house, this home will be front of mind.
Designed for coastal life the existing hardwood floors are so strong that you can't drive a nail into them and polished concrete runs through the new extension. Lots of big windows and louvers capture the breezes and allow natural light, and the distinctive butterfly roof give this iconic architectural flair. Upon entering the home is a traditional breezeway, a great casual meeting space for guests that separates the living areas and bedroom areas. The owners love this versatile room, listening to the jukebox and having a wine or reading a book.
Entering into the living room is a seamless blend of the original and the new. In the corner, the original porphyry stone fireplace, quarried in Queensland, has been sealed and restored giving a solid visual anchor next to a large glass picture window. Raked ceilings give such architectural interest that you barely need any art. The modern kitchen has stainless steel benches, a fully integrated dish drawer, AEG oven and induction cooktop, concealed rangehood and gloss white cabinets free of handles. The minimalist design caters for the entertainer yet you barely notice the abundance of storage space with room for the double door fridge and the barista station.
The indoor/outdoor room provides the ultimate in flexibility, fully weatherproofed the shutters and vergola roof can be closed on rainy days, or opened up to capture the coastal breezes and give you a nice outlook over Mooloolaba. Polished concrete flooring makes this space so versatile. Three upper level bedrooms are all generous in size with timber floors and louvered windows. The master bedroom has a walk in robe and an open plan ensuite with spacious shower with rain head, bidet and toilet. Downstairs is a separate teenagers retreat, also serviced by an industrial third bathroom with exposed copper and the original ceramic washtubs.
The address says Mooloolaba, but once upon a time this was considered Alexandra Headland and it sits on the border of today's Golden Triangle.