JUST finding this two-storey home on the long and windy Ocean Vista Drive was an adventure into the unknown. Truth be told I didn't know what to expect of this area, but as I passed remarkable home after home, climbing higher and higher, I finally reached my destination and was expecting a lot from this property. It didn't disappoint.
Heading up the long driveway you'll be able to park in the two car lock-up garage to the left while guest cars take advantage of the extra outdoor parking near the front door. Before even knocking on the front door the view has already grabbed my attention - from the ocean to the hinterland it's undeniably impressive.
At the front of the home are the two home offices like the two sides of the brain - the logical one to the left feels like a serious workspace with an incredible amount of room to work with, while the more playful office is to the right enjoys an abundance of natural sunlight from the large picture frame window. And if these two rooms are the brains of the outfit, the kitchen must surely be the heart. Open and modern the budding masterchef has plenty of room towards the back of the kitchen to work, while the front area features ample bench space for everyone to gather from breakfast right through to dinner.
The current owners have had in excess of 25 guests, which sounds like a lot, but when you see this home's layout, it's open design and intelligent use of space you can see how it would be not only possible but also a lot of fun.
Past the kitchen is extra large main bedroom with picture perfect views of Mt Ninderry. If that wasn't enough there is also a HIA award winning ensuite flowing directly on from the bedroom with no walls to get in the way and a massive walk-in wardrobe.
Also on this level is a large verandah which will no doubt be the place to be seen this summer, offering great views of the surrounding bushlands and more ocean views. Lastly there's a spacious powder room upstairs that has the distinctly personal touch of a bookshelf next to the toilet.
Heading downstairs via the wide wooden spiral staircase the first thing to hit you is the drop in temperature thanks to the sandstone floors throughout this level. This open living room also features a fireplace, making it equally as desirable during winter. Flowing from this open space is the first downstairs bedroom with an ensuite and a view to the backyard greenery.
The other downstairs bedroom also has an ensuite and is close to the small manmade creek that runs down the side of the home providing a tranquil ambience. Plus there is the large double lock-up garage that doubles as a good sized workshop.
Outside the home is equally as inspiring as the interior. The aforementioned creek becomes a mini-waterfall, spilling into the in-ground pool and over the top of the sheltered spa. The pool is heated for year-round enjoyment, but it'll get the most attention on those clear summer days when you need to cool off while taking in the expansive views down the hill and over the large cane fields.
It's hard to not be impressed by the sheer size of this home. No room feels small and every square inch is used to its full potential. Small alcoves are embedded in walls to proudly display artefacts collected from around the world by the current owners while extra space, such as underneath the stairs, are used as smart storage areas.
As with many homes of this calibre still images and words alone can't do it justice, there's just so many extras that you should see for yourself, so be sure to inspect amazing property this weekend and experience it for yourself.
4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car
features: Reverse cycle air-conditioning, security system, ceiling fans, views from every room, huge family kitchen, well appointed with quality fixtures
where: 179-185 Ocean Vista Drive
price: In room auction, See Plus Function Centre, The Wharf Mooloolaba, December 15, 6pm
agent: Jared Young of Amber Werhcon Property
contact: 0409 544 470
inspection: Saturday 3.15-3.45pm
Domain: find what you are looking for here
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