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Angela: Hi, I’m Angela Martin and welcome to number 414 at Koah Road in Koah. This magnificent property is all about tropical open lifestyle living and we are at the end of a very private no through road on a whopping close to six acres. It is stunning, beautiful, well-established gardens and a combination of natural Koah bush. If the sign of exotic timbers excites you, rare timbers, expensive timbers; hickory, tulip oak, swamp mahogany, blue gum, black bean, you are seriously, seriously going to fall hook, line, and sinker for this property. Let’s go in and have a look, you’re going to fall in love with it.
It’s difficult to know whether we should start upstairs or you cannot help but notice the massive, massive undercover space under the house, but falling in love all over again, even with this fantastic bespoke railing. We’re going to go upstairs, we’re going to start inside the house.
The entrance to the main part of the house is nothing short of spectacular. I would call it spectacular because living in the wet tropics, seeing a house that has just been so beautifully built and the exotic and the rareness of these timbers, I will go on about it for probably the next 10 minutes because it has to be seen and touched and felt to be believed. You can’t even, we’re not even in the house yet. You can’t even buy or even source silky oak panels, let alone silky oak panels of that size. It’s Hickory, it’s all the stuff that I just said and I just get so excited about it, but look at this. This is amazing, it’s probably about nine meters by nine meters.
What can I say? We have fabulous high ceilings. We’ve got a potbelly stove. We have frosty- not frosty glass, but tinted glass just so that you don’t get the glare of the sun when it’s super-duper sunny and it’s got the feeling of space, and airiness and we’ve got doors that go out onto this brilliant, great big wraparound veranda. We’ve got four bedrooms and we’ve got two bathrooms. Just take a minute to take this in and then we’ll check out that fabulous kitchen.
The kitchen is brilliant. It’s got natural light, it has got, again, just this big open- it’s an open feel . The whole house is just open. You can lock it up, you can close your windows, you can jiggle your little louver wooden slats, but essentially you can be entertaining. You could be cooking, you can be watching telly, but you’d probably do that downstairs. How exciting? But isn’t this fabulous? We’ve got, again, organic mosaic. We’ve got a combination of blue gum and maple and swamp mahogany. I just love those exotic timber names.
But sitting here, ah, oh, that’s a very high stool. Sitting here overlooking probably about an acre and a half, maybe two acres or botanical style, beautiful gardens. We’ve got the creek that runs way down the other side and then on the other side of the creek, we have got the natural Koah bush, so that’s all there to be explored or just left as nice natural privacy, wildlife corridor, whatever you’d want to keep it for, but you can hear the cicadas and you can hear those butterfly wings, but check out that view. Sitting, having a cup of tea in the morning, that’s priceless.
It’s pretty spectacular and the excitement about being able to go downstairs, but it doesn’t make you want to go downstairs when you’re up here, but when you do, you’re going to go, “Oh my gosh, what another amazing space.” Let’s keep having a look around. Did you notice all the little windows all the way around just letting in lots, again, of natural light and a huge great big skylight? We do have a solar- a little whirligig on the roof and we put solar power, around about 3 kPa, and also solar hot water, so very energy efficient.
We’re at the main bathroom in here with plenty of storage, so go in and have a little look.
Then into the master bedroom. We’ve got three other rooms over here, which you can have a look at once we’ve been into the master. One is currently used as an office, two as bedrooms, but you could easily have them as three bedrooms. A really lovely, and I mean a lovely, feeling master on-suite. There’s a little bit of an alcove there with an air conditioner in it and you could put extra robes if you wanted to, but just through here you have got fabulous on-suite with a separate loo and a walk-in robe. Go in and have a little look.
Beautiful doors, oh my goodness. Before you have a look at these other bedrooms, they all have glass doors, but we have fabulous privacy screens come all the way down and all the way back up again so that you can take your clothes off, jump into the shower and not worry about anyone being able to see you.
We’re going to head downstairs, which is mega super exciting, before we go into the gardens, which is, even more mega exciting. Now, we can go down two ways, a brilliant spiral staircase down there and we’ll look at that from the way up, but look at this. We’re not even going down this way because I want to show you the front balcony, but look at the size of those timber slabs. That is just fabulous. Just have a little look down here, brilliant beyond belief. Absolutely brilliant. Then, of course, we’ve got just this little handrail where we can enjoy, if you want to, having a look on to the gardens, but we’re going to head back down the main stairs because I want to show you this side of the balcony. Hopefully, you can see the breeze, my hair moving, but we have all this undercover again, outdoor undercover, tropical living. These balconies are probably about an easy three meters.
I forgot to show you the construction of the upside of the house is wood, steel, and glass. Again, organic and easy maintenance. Look at this, we’ve got the trees, we’ve got mango wood, we’ve got tulip oak, and it’s just warm. I love it, I absolutely love it. You see these beams just up here, they’re the steel beams, again going across, you can see them in black. Let’s head back down those stairs and let’s have a look at underneath the house.
Wait till you see this entertaining space, oh my goodness. I probably should measure, you probably don’t want to watch me doing little baby paces off my feet, but come on in. Now, this is a perfect bar area. It doesn’t matter whether you just here on your own or if you’ve got a family or if you’ve got a party or you just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. The actual feel of having this lifestyle luxury under the host, with cool breezes, in your tropical six acre garden is just unbelievable. This fridge does actually come with the property and it’s a perfect bar fridge because you can, I think, set the top one to either a fridge or freezer, so ice cubes, cold juices, cold beers galore.
A brilliant big television that stays with the property. I’m sure maybe that little cap hanger there may stay, but television and the fridge absolutely stay. Now, we’ve got, it’s like blue stone paved floors and you’ll have noticed too all the mosaics around the pathways and the gardens all hand done by a true artisan actually, but feel this. Again steel, we’ve got cupboards here and we have cupboards here, plenty of space, mozzie coils, all little bits and pieces, and that is on both sides.
Workshop area. How much bigger would you want your workshop area? A,s you can see it as well and truly used as a workshop. The brilliant thing is too that it has three-phase power to this part, just there. Again, heavy-duty tools, no problem at all.
Laundry and this is the spiral staircase that we’ve seen at the other side of the living room and it comes down here. Isn’t that just brilliant? Excitement plus, bush bathroom, think Pellman country, think home beautiful, just imagine sitting at that bar over there again. Can you see that? Just brilliant, brilliant.
Home beautiful. Better homes and gardens, bush bathroom. This I love. I seriously love it. We’ve got all these gorgeous, polished old style art deco, original type Australian green then you remember them from way back and your brass showerheads, your claw bath, and of course, your right, your toilet. This is just a fabulous, a real luxury, fabulous bush toilet, especially when you’re entertaining. Let’s go and have a look in the gardens before we do wrap up.
Such a nice easy walk from under that magnificent under the house space into the garden. The manicured areas are really quite stunning, they are like the botanic gardens but look at this orchid alley. This is organic. I know I use that word a lot, but if you are a gardener and you love properties and you love gardening in the wet tropics of Australia, far North Queensland, little houses, potting shades like this, just they feed the soul, they make you feel really good and oh my goodness, that is, that is- it’s a caladium. They are just beautiful.
Come on in the little orchid alley. Pop your head in here. It’s just a really fabulous little potting shade. You can put all your little growth bits in here. You can hang in baskets. You’ve got everything you would need for the garden. It is just a real feel-good, fabulous space.
Then, I enter the garden. We got all different little areas, all different little nooks and crannies. Look at these, these owners certainly love orchids. I think they are ground orchids coming to flower. We’ve got a borehole pump over here. We’ve got plenty of water. We’ve got the creek down in the back, as I mentioned. Let’s just have a little look up here. So you can see this side of the house, plenty of water tanks. You can see a solar hot water on the roof, hopefully.
Now, we’re going to head over past the veggie area and I’m going to show you the orchard.
I love the black bamboo again, it just adds to the tropical feel and, oh, asparagus. I think these people must like asparagus, but anyway, we’ve got plenty of little veggie areas too to grow tomatoes or anything that you really want to grow, which is a good thing to do. Beautiful little sitting area and again, nice open, you can see that the land starts to become a natural Koah bush, if you like, a bit of dry forest, as it bones onto the manicured areas. Again, these pathways, somebody has actually cut and put all of these together in a meaningful way so that they just blend beautifully with the landscape.
Now, this is the orchard area. We have got mulberry, black mulberry, white mulberry. We’ve got macadamia, we’ve got Brazilian cherry, we have got five star, we’ve got lichee, we’ve got lemons, we’ve got limes. This is part of a shared orchard where everyone can use the fruit if they want and it’s free. How better is that than free fruit from your own orchard? We’re going to do a bit wrap up.
It’s private, it’s peaceful. Why would you buy this property? Well, it has just got so many different spaces for all members of the family. Whether you are into workshopping, whether you’re into gardening or whether you are an artist, whether you got children, there is just endless possibilities. Of course, I love, and I’m sure you’re going to love this too, the whole warmth and the organicness of all of this wood; I cannot stress it enough. It has an incredible feeling about the whole property, and of course, at the end of a no through road, you really can hear a little bit of rain. You can hear the butterfly wings, you can hear birdsong. It’s absolutely stunning and of course, we have, as I’ve mentioned 300 times now, the rare timbers, the exotic timbers that you just cannot buy, you can’t source them anymore and the whole property is just whittling with them. It’s just beautiful.
Give me a call please, Angela Martin, 0403-788-187. Visit the website, AngelaMartin.tv. You’re seriously going to fall in love with this just truly magnificent property.
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