“Blue Bayou – Waterfront Island Hideaway”
Enjoy eye-catching water views to Straddie and Lamb islands as you step through the wide entrance of this impressive double-storey family home, into the mesmerizing living space that overlooks the azure, Ooncooncoo Bay.
Canaipa Point curves to the East and Moreton Island is visible to the North, once you absorb the scene from every vantage point of the floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around glass windows and sliding doors, that beckon you outside to inspect your own ‘Blue Bayou’.
Entertain all year on the maintenance-free, timber-look deck, with direct access to the garden and meandering pathway to the ‘beach’. A lockable gate at the stairs, protects your children and pets from roaming and provides added security from the waterfront. There’s a pergola overhead to abate the summer heat while still allowing plenty of sunshine to touch your skin.
Back indoors, a crisp, full-gloss white kitchen floods the home with gourmet touches, including a walk-in pantry with barn door; endless banks of self-closing drawers; overhead cupboards with display units; Bosch dishwasher; dedicated appliance centre for coffee machine, toaster and kettle, with a microwave space above; and an alcove for a double-fridge.
Marble-look benchtops hug the gas stove/electric oven and double-sink overlooking the greenery of the front garden, while the deep breakfast bar links the kitchen to the dining area. TV and phone outlets, abundant power-points and emergency lighting in the event of an island blackout (so you can still cook dinner) are just some of the extras of this Kitchen Connection design.
‘The Great Room’ spans the entire width of the home, with an enormous open-plan lounge/dining at one end and a relaxing conversation zone, snuggling-up to a Vogue fireplace, at the other. Recessed ceilings add interest and height variations create better airflow. Large-format white tiles are used for a cooling effect and to reflect the light in this cohesive living space.
There’s also a sunny guest-room/office downstairs, adjacent to a full bathroom and toilet. This wing is separated by a central timber staircase, connecting the two levels and concealing a marvellous laundry room, which optimises the storage space under the stairs and has a built-in ironing board and drying-rack over the tub, plus plenty of storage and bench-space.
Upstairs, is the master suite with lots of glass to soak up the peaceful view and an arched ceiling above your head for nightly reflection. There’s a ceiling fan; spacious walk-in-robe; inviting bathroom sanctuary, including spa-bath with a ledge for your drink, separate shower, toilet and bespoke double-vanity, all affording sparkling water views to the North.
Two queen bedrooms flank either side to the South, with both having ceiling fans, built-in wardrobes and direct access to a private deck. They share a toilet at the top of the stairs, while a double linen-cupboard sits between the bedrooms. Loads of glass make all the rooms cheery and bright, while the high ceilings promote maximum cross-flow ventilation and neutral carpets lend a cosy touch.
Outside, a double-carport with gravel driveway and room for a boat, leads to the clothes-drying area via stepping stones and a concrete path to the rear of the house—where a surprise shed (perched on a solid slab) has power and lights connected for the avid tinkerer—with further lockable storage available under the house.
Beyond the retaining wall of weather-resistant native gardens, is a series of wide, gravel-and-timber shallow steps, coaxing you to the action at the water’s edge, while providing good drainage and runoff. Here, a natural habitat awaits—with black swans returning to the bay to nest annually; turtles and dugongs thrive in the island waterways; dolphin sightings are frequent; endless bird activity is guaranteed; while fishing and crabbing from your tidal mangrove flats, is a must.
The spectacular location alone, makes this waterfront home worthy of your inspection, but the serenity and privacy from the street make living here a joy, as you bask in your secret island hideaway.
For a private viewing, call Chris McGregor on 0420 555 997. You’ll be totally wooed, after you experience the laid-back lifestyle of the ‘Blue Bayou’.
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