Here is your dream home if you want the country life of Pullenvale but the easy living of half an acre. The land is level on a ridge with spectacular views. The home is large and low maintenance. This combination is much sought after yet hard to find. Here it is in Olivia Place.
The home is country with its large size yet easy-care with its floor tiles, newly carpeted bedrooms, rendered walls and Colorbond roof. The garden is so private, you can’t see your neighbours. What you can see is the beautiful view across established lawns and trees to the distant hills.
Driving to Olivia Place is a pleasure. Quiet roads lined with towering gum trees, sweeping lawns and horse paddocks take you up to a ridge with soaring views. Walk across a wide level lawn to the front entrance.
Once inside, you look through a glass wall to the courtyard, swimming pool and tree-covered hills. The home is filled with sunlight and views. The sunny nook to the north of the entrance also looks across the pool and courtyard. This space is currently a playroom but could equally be an idyllic reading room, music room or artist’s studio.
Walk through the wide hallway glowing with natural light. Arrive at a large central living space that is open plan living at its best – the kitchen/dining/living areas flow seamlessly encircled with sunlit windows and glass doors to the north and south.
Glass doors to the north bring in the pool and outdoor entertaining area. You can be in the central living space and see the pool at all times. Many a pool party has been hosted in this wonderful indoor/outdoor north facing space.
All year round, the central living space is the place to be. In summer, breezes come up the ridge. As the sun tracks across the sky, you control the amount of light and warmth by adjusting the roller blinds on the windows and the plantation shutters on the folding doors outside. By the afternoon, the western wall shields the central living space from the sun. An afternoon dip in the pool is sublime. In winter, the central living space is cosy and warm. Lift up the roller blinds and fold back the doors of plantation shutters to let the winter sun stream in.
The kitchen features a long stone bench, European appliances, walk in pantry, abundant storage and views to the north and south. You can prepare every meal with your eyes on the indoor/outdoor living space and swimming pool. Or look across the garden to the trees and distant hills.
Step into the garden, walk across the level lawn and take in the view. Stand under the row of established native trees that creates a private setting for hours of endless play.
A second, more intimate lawn shares the spectacular view. This is the sunset lawn – a mesmerising place to have sunset drinks while you watch the sky fill with colours as the sun slips behind the hills.
From the sunset lawn, take the wide sandstone steps to the lower lawn past the grove of fruit trees heavy with limes, lemons, tangelos and oranges. The large passion fruit vine constantly bears fruit.
As you arrive on the lower lawn, you are greeted with the long mock orange hedge that stands along the western boundary, creating yet another private play area. When the hedge flowers, the fragrance carries across the garden. Cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets call and sing from the trees.
At one end of this lower lawn is a 10,000 litre water tank and a garden shed that houses the ride-on lawn mower. The lawns are designed for easy ride-on mowing. Even the mowing here is easy.
Back inside the cool interior of the central living space, re-trace your steps down the hallway and this time pop into the family room. Its southern wall could take almost any size television screen and there is plenty of space for a large lounge suite.
Next is a north facing area that looks across the courtyard and pool and is currently a home office and gym. The laundry has been extended to feature a large extra sunlit space with access to the garden.
To enter the master wing, you walk through a wide hallway. Look behind the sliding mirrored walls on either side of the hallway and find two neatly hidden yet vast walk-in-robes. Step into the carpeted master bedroom and become encircled by sunlit windows with views to the garden. The ensuite features a spa bath large enough for two people, a long mirror above twin basins and a separate toilet.
Make your way to the second bedroom wing that includes two carpeted double bedrooms with built-in-robes. The bathroom is generously proportioned and has a separate toilet. The fourth bedroom is between the laundry and the family room. It is carpeted and generous in size with its own walk-in-robe and ensuite.
The double car garage has shelving and four bicycle racks. Olivia Place is surrounded by parks with cycle paths. As one example, Brookfield Park has a three kilometre cycle path that circles the park.
Nearby Pullenvale State School is the centre of a friendly and active community. Pullenvale Hall is the venue of monthly movie nights where you can enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese platter with locals. A food van also arrives to provide dinners to share. Brookfield Showground and Hall are just down the road.
Here is your home in the country. A half an acre of level land on a ridge with a large, low maintenance home is a dream lifestyle shared by many families. And yet they are hard to find. Inspect as soon as you can.
Half an acre (2,500 square metres) of Level Lawns and Garden Ridge Position with Spectacular Views and Breezes Spacious 1 Level, Low Maintenance Home North Facing Indoor/Outdoor Living and Entertaining Spaces North Facing Swimming Pool Four Bedrooms Plus Office 2 Car Spaces 10,000 Litre Tank Water, Town Water Six KW Solar Power on Roof Approximately 2 minute drive to Pullenvale State School Approximately 5 minute drive to Pullenvale Marketplace Approximately 25 minute drive to CBD
Features include: Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Swimming Pool, Built in wardrobes, Garden / Courtyard, Dishwasher, Shed, Indoor Spa, Study, Rainwater storage tank