Escape to the country with this charming Gold Coast estate
IF the country air, wide-open spaces and a slice of secluded luxury sounds like something you could get used to, this charming acreage estate is for you.
Beyond the white picket fence is a picture-perfect Tallebudgera Valley house within an idyllic rural setting.
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The five-bedroom home at 26 Gibsonville St has had a stylish renovation to perfectly blend coastal, Cape Cod and Hamptons styles.
Intricate detailing, dormer windows, glass mullion doors and deep verandas characterise the two-storey home.
Inside, timber floors, white VJ panelled walls, vaulted ceilings and light-filled rooms with tranquil views create an understated elegance and homeliness throughout the property.
Owner Anne Berta, who lives at the property with her husband and their three children, said when renovating they aimed to create the ultimate getaway in the country with a modern coastal style.
“I call it ‘God’s country’ out here, it’s just beautiful and every property is unique,” she said. “If you’re an animal lover like me there’s plenty of space.
“People have all sorts of animals out here, there’s alpacas, donkeys across the road — I would have loved to have had reindeer.”
Mrs Berta said her favourite part of the property was the maple tree.
“I love that maple tree,” she said. “It changes it’s look every season — a nice amber in autumn, then it sheds in winter and is beautiful. It’s nice and green at the moment.”
The family are selling to move to Brisbane to be closer to work. The tranquillity will be the hardest part to leave for Mrs Berta.
“We’re not used to being around neighbours,” she said.
“Even the drive home is beautiful so coming from work to home life, there’s no traffic, there’s no lights, you’re not stressed.
“Your drive home is peaceful.”
The 1ha block has something for everyone and will have the whole family outside at every chance.
There’s a blue-tiled resort-style pool and a sun lounging deck, landscaped grounds, an adjoining creek, equine facilities including a fenced paddock, stables and shed as well as a citrus orchard and mulberry trees.
Back inside, the kitchen makes a statement thanks to shaker-style cabinetry, stone surfaces, feature tapware and a brass sink.
The cooking zone then flows through to the dining hall with a wood heater and a living room with an integrated office space. These areas connect to the covered outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue kitchen.
The main bedroom features a dressing room, French doors to a terrace and an ensuite with a claw-foot bath.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – two with private balconies and walk-in wardrobes – the main bathroom and a rumpus room.
Despite offering a taste of the country, the home is just 10 minutes from Burleigh Heads.
Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Scott Keatley is marketing the property through an expressions of interest campaign closing November 20.