It's a wonderful life when you can drive into your own acreage property, park out the front of your beautiful home, relax near the pool, have a quiet drink, and simply enjoy having no neighbours.
This fully renovated and modernised Queenslander is a dream that started over 20 years ago when this circa 1920's bungalow was relocated from Coorparoo to Gilston. Family and business commitments prevented the previous owner from completing this dream, but the property changed hands two years ago and has since undergone extensive renovations.
The residence has been fully renovated throughout, so it’s better than new. For example, all of the windows and doors were made by a timber craftsman at Byron Bay using New Guinea Rosewood. This premium hardwood is one of the most beautiful timbers available and is sometimes used in luxury yachts and guitar making due to its colour and attractive lustre.
'Elouera' is an Aboriginal word meaning 'a pleasant place' and you will sense that feeling here. You will love the way the house combines the old and new, with period features such as 150 mm wide polished floor boards, 3.2 metre high ceilings and VJ walls. Modern features include granite bench tops, gas cooking, and designer tap ware. Aesthetically the home is very pleasing to the eye, but the truly impressive part is the quality and attention to detail throughout.
You will notice on the floor plans, there are two ensuited main bedrooms, providing you with the choice of sleeping either upstairs or down, depending on your work and family situation.
'Elouera' combines the best of old and new so you can enjoy a relaxed acreage lifestyle, either chilling out having a bit of quiet time, or entertaining family and friends in the poolside pavilion. Admire the surrounding rural views and find either a sunny or shady spot, depending on your mood.
In the 1920's they probably didn’t use the term 'alfresco' but if you like outdoor living, you will love having different living spaces for entertaining and relaxation. 'Elouera' captures the best of the iconic Queenslander lifestyle and adds modern fittings and fixtures. 1920's architecture meets designer living!
For your toys, there is a triple lock up garage plus a four metre high carport for a boat or caravan. The 5,927 square metre block is nicely landscaped and fully fenced for easy maintenance. On one side there is a 15 acre property and 50 acres on the other side running down to the river, so you don't have any close neighbours.
Gilston has grown substantially in the last ten years to become a vibrant community with several residential and acreage land sub-divisions, such as Gilston Green, Banksia Ridge, and Longhill Rise. Gilston Primary School has a fantastic reputation with 600 students in attendance and a pre-school as well. Gilston Hall is often used for zumba classes, markets, mobile library, and community meetings. If you’re into golf, the exclusive Grand Golf Club is only five minutes up the road.
Queenslanders never go out of style, they just seem to get better with age. 'Elouera' is located 10 minutes to Nerang and 15 minutes to Mudgeeraba, so the location offers a peaceful rural setting with the convenience of shopping, schools and the motorway is only a short drive.
I invite you to come and experience this amazing property for yourself.