Once in a lifetime position. It is better than you can possibly imagine.
Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a relaxing and comfortable Dual Living property on the famous Eastern escarpment of the Blackall Range located between Montville and Mapleton. It is an incredible find with panoramic ocean and hinterland views secured forever. Perfect position; perfect aspect; perfect locality.
POSITION. The property is located in an exceptional, prime position. It is not surprising, therefore, that it has had only two owners in the past 45 years. The elevated, North-East facing aspect welcomes the cooling breezes of summer and the warm sunlight in the cooler months. Ideal. The block, situated below the road and platformed into the escarpment at 'on ground' level, provides privacy as well as protection from westerly winds and traffic noise.
DESIGN. The main house and outdoor living area were re-imagined by noted architect Maurice Hurst in 1999 (see Maurice Hurst on Wikipedia). There is an engaging feature entry space with rock walls and a fish pond with water lilies. From the foyer the home expands into vaulted ceilings through an open plan living and kitchen area that takes full advantage of the North-East aspect; light and airy. It flows outside onto the stunning, architect designed pergola covered terrace - everyone's dream place to relax and entertain - and watch the antics of the wedge-tailed eagles. Two bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms and a double garage complete this home.
The separate house, connected via a covered breezeway, stands on the same large level plateau, with similar outstanding views. This cosy, smaller home offers a large living room, kitchen/dining, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a separate entry. The original kitchen is testament to the trends of colour and design in that it now looks retro funky and, with some minor updates, would be a feature.
The energetic, original builder/creator of this home also built an enclosed pool cabana still working beautifully. The covered space would also accommodate a peaceful studio for artisans of any persuasion. A shed (a little bit of history, where the previous owners lived for a while) with eclectic green wooden concertina doors stands guard at the entrance to the property - perhaps an ideal roadside stall for your art, crafts or homegrown foods. There is room here for a caravan too, which can drive around the onsite circuit.
GARDEN. The land is an acre of fertile volcanic soil with some magnificent feature trees and a terraced garden offering a myriad of exotic and native plantings: Wisteria, Japanese maple, petrea, camellias, agapanthus, clivia, euodia, calliandra, frangipani, persimmon, grevillea, golden penda and Queensland maple, to mention a few. Every month, therefore, there are magnificent blossoms to admire. Banana and pineapples were farmed here some 80 years ago and still today remnant examples continue to thrive. New additions include tumeric, basil, oregano and thyme. Formed paths provide access to the terraces allowing you to wander through flowering and fruiting garden delights while listening to the calls of the abundant bird life: pale-headed rosellas, king parrots, Lewin's honeyeaters, grey fantails and the grey shrike-thrush, one of the finest songsters in Australia.
LOCATION. Flaxton is a quiet rural residential area with a population of about 2,700 people, with several restaurants and cafes. It's just a short stroll on the footpath to Le Relais Bressan French restaurant, Flaxton Barn or Flaxton Gardens. Nearby are the historic villages of Montville and Mapleton which offer other amenities such as an hotel, chemists, schools, small supermarkets, cafes, parks and galleries. Further afield, 20 minutes away, are the townships of Maleny and Nambour which provide all the services you need including more schools, doctors, hospitals, supermarkets, hardware services. Close by is Kondalilla Falls and access to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, one of the ten Great Walks of Queensland. The Sunshine Coast's best beaches are just 25 mins away (Noosa 50 mins).
OPPORTUNITIES. This property, in a prime location, offers many possibilities for the new owner. Move in, bring your own furniture, and enjoy a comfortable and tranquil lifestyle, as is. There is scope also for a minor or a major renovation to create a home in your preferred style to meet your distinctive needs. Another possibility would be a complete reimagining and rebuild, taking advantage of the outstanding position, aspect and locality. Finally, it may appeal to an investor looking for B&B or rental opportunities.
Further features include:
Two separate homes in a historic location
Bunker in the garden has potential as study, wine cellar, or garden tool storage
Underground power to home which is not near any electrical interference
Kemlan slow combustion wood fireplace
Insulation in ceilings
Room for large shed and caravan drive through
45,000 litres of pure rainwater. No water or sewer bills
Small inground fibreglass pool in large enclosed cabana
Engineered and craftsman built feature rock retaining walls
Land - 4312m2. Just over an acre
Pot Belly slow combustion wood fireplace
Feature wall of cedar shingles
Gas cooking and hot water service
Separate entry and yard area
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