Providing 360-degree views that stretch to town skyline, 17 Leatherwood Place, Brookfield bears all of the hallmarks of a non-public nation membership.
The 2-storey, Georgian-inspired residence sits atop a hill and encompasses a tennis courtroom, pool, and rolling inexperienced lawns, framed by formal gardens.
Proprietor Robert Byrne stated he and his spouse Mirella purchased the property as vacant land 25 years in the past and set about constructing the final word household residence.
“I believe we have been concerning the third or fourth purchasers of the land,” Mr Byrne stated.
“It had been the unique farmhouse website, however because of the hilltop place, folks weren’t fairly positive what to construct there.”
Working with their architect, Mr and Mrs Byrne envisioned a Georgian-style residence that featured formal and casual dwelling areas, with a view from each room.
However first they needed to reconfigure the land.
“The earthmoving was a reasonably mammoth train,” Mr Byrne stated.
“We shaved 1.5m off the highest of the knoll and pushed it out to supply the massive rear yard that we’ve got now.”
That yard accommodates the tennis courtroom, sandstone flagged pool with spa, an entertaining gazebo, and a golf placing inexperienced full with sand entice.
Presiding over all of it is a stately residence that provides a timeless design.
“We have been fairly particular that the rooms wanted to be giant and we actually needed to carry the surface in, so there’s a big quantity of glass, whereas the French doorways provide the sensation that the indoors and outdoor are all one,” Mr Byrne stated.
The in depth use of home windows additionally ensures views are maximised in every room.
To the north-east, the property appears to be like in the direction of Mt Coot-tha and Brisbane, providing glimpses of town skyline, whereas to the south it takes in vistas of Mt Tamborine.
“From all of the rooms and particularly upstairs, the views are spectacular,” Mr Byrne stated.
“I believe it’s fairly distinctive to have a home the place each room has a view.”
The bottom ground of the house encompasses a lobby, formal lounge, eating room, research, and a billiards room, along with a rumpus room with bar, household room, kitchen with breakfast nook, and a media room.
4 bedrooms, together with the big main bedroom, are accommodated on the second ground.
Mr Byrne stated the property provided an idyllic resort-style refuge and the proper place to entertain.
“We’ve had plenty of capabilities right here through the years,” he stated.
“On events we’ve hosted over 100 folks and the home design has proved glorious.
“The rooms stream out onto the verandas so you’ll be able to work a celebration to stream from the billiards room, by way of the lounge and eating room and out onto the verandahs.”
Wanting again on the quite a few occasions held through the years, Mr Byrne stated his kids’s birthdays have been amongst his favorite.
“When the youngsters have been at college, there have been occasions once we had an entire class within the swimming pool,” he stated.
“Every of them had their pre-formal occasions right here and naturally there have been 18th birthdays after which 21sts.”
In the meantime, he stated the nation way of life supplied an idyllic upbringing.
“We had all the time stated we wish a little bit of land, so the youngsters had the chance to run round. Effectively they’ll run round right here and simply maintain operating. Then there’s the swimming pool, and the tennis courtroom, the place there have been video games of cricket and many messing round within the sand bunker.
“It’s been a beautiful place to carry up kids and so they’ve loved it immensely.”
Along with his kids all now into maturity, Mr Byrne stated the house was in want of a brand new household to embrace all it needed to provide.
“Individuals describe it as magical and ask, ‘why would you need to go away?’ however now it’s simply the 2 of us and it’s time for another person.”