A traditional pole home made of wood and corrugated iron and with a 2km mountain bike track offers buyers a chance for true country living less than 20 minutes from Gold Coast beaches.
Set among gumtrees on more than 15 acres at 124 Coomera Valley Drive, Guanaba, the rustic-chic retreat has been meticulously built from the ground up.
Marketing agent Josh Thomas said the owner had spent a lot of time in the wilds of Alaska and wanted to replicate some of his experiences in the Valley.
Using reclaimed wood from a 120-year-old Queenslander and corrugated iron and cladding, he designed and hand crafted everything in the home, in what Mr Thomas described as a 30-year labour of love.
Yet buyers should not be fooled by the home’s rough and ready appearance, there are plenty of additions to ensure comfort such as three fireplaces to keep the house warm on fresh winter evenings, while air-conditioning throughout keeps the place cool on long-hot summer days.
The house has a practical layout and can be separated in to distinct wings, with plenty of quirky features such as a booth for eating meals in the kitchen area where old saddles and number plates adorning the walls add to the authentic country feel.
In a touch of Australiana, there is an expansive ironbark wood veranda that overlooks an old wood-cutters shack, while adjacent to the house is a pool with a deck and shelter.
Below the home is a huge workshop which can be used as a shared games space/work space, while an adjacent hoist and undercover bay is a car mechanic’s dream and creates additional storage options.
The potential of this property, however, extends far beyond the main house.
Among the surrounding acreage is a 2km mountain biking track for adrenalin junkies of those who want to keep fit, and horses would feel right at home on the property.
For those looking to make an income from the property, there is potential that the property be sub-divided with four additional house pads.
The lower-level pad would be perfect for a new house or even a horse arena or potential heavy truck or machinery maintenance facility.
The rustic retreat marketed by Josh Thomas of Ray White is one of more than 140 properties which will go under the hammer this month as part of Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event, the largest annual auction to be held in the southern hemisphere.
It will held on January 23 from 10am.
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