A house so good even the birds want to stay
A SMALL white bowl on the kitchen bench signals to a local kookaburra to fly into this Indooroopilly house for some tucker.
Kara Souk and her husband Aaron Taylor bought the 18 Kate St property in 2014 and had since enjoyed the local birdlife.
They even made friends with a regular visitor to the house, a kookaburra they had dubbed Cookie Monster.
“He became a regular, every time I would put a little white bowl on the bench, he would look at me and fly in and I would hand feed him,” Ms Souk said.
“Little details like hat makes the house come to life.”
The green outlook was just one of the factors that attracted the couple to the house, with the design of the building another.
“We moved up from Sydney … and when I saw the pitched roof and the character, that’s what my husband and I fell in love with,” Ms Souk said.
The house has three bedrooms across two levels, and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area.
This space has polished timber floorboards, a fireplace, soaring ceilings and opens out to a deck and alfresco dining area.
“I believe every room in a house should always create a sense of spark or positive energy. For this reason, the lounge room is a big favourite space of mine as it is really bright and airy.”
There is also a bathroom and laundry on this level.
Downstairs is the master suite, which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a study or retreat space.
One of the upstairs bedrooms served as a creative space for Ms Souk.
“If I wanted to do a bit of painting, or whiz together a dress I would go in there.”
She also styled the home herself.
Ms Souk and her husband have enjoyed living at the house with their dog, groodle Ari.
The property is being marketed by Anthony Pasmore of Ray White Metro West.