Set against a backdrop of tall palm trees on 10 acres of private bushland, a recent renovation in tropical Brisbane saw a palatial Queenslander transformed into a spectacular rainforest retreat. Achieving the most enviable lifestyle package, the refurbishment pairs cutting-edge design with classic period-style features to showstopping effect.
Spread over two levels with rich hardwood floors and high ceilings, the home is encased in tall windows framing the tropical backdrop. The paradisiacal location is further amplified throughout with multiple sets of glass doors uniting the interior to wraparound verandas flanking the home on both levels.
A selection of alfresco areas spill off the lounge rooms and bedrooms to achieve a seamless transition into outdoor living. Many of the rooms overlook the lagoon-style swimming pool, Bali thatched bungalow, grand-slam tennis court and lush landscape beyond of the state forest.
Offering the perfect complement to this rainforest retreat, a beautiful selection of Early Settler furniture helps to anchor and accessorise the residence. In the grand master suite, it’s not hard to picture yourself waking up in the Hampton canopy bed to the melody of the local birdsong through the external French doors. The Vintage Trunk lends and exotic aesthetic and surprising counterpart to the mid-century inspired Axel Occasional Chair. (We also have a Clementine in gold.)
Well in sync with the tropical location, beyond a bank of bifold doors the barbecue deck is built for comfort with the Byron Wicker sofa set and daybed. Piled high with soft cushions in an array of textures, these alfresco sofas invite you to sink right in with an afternoon G&T as the salmon sizzles on the grill.
The residence maintains many of the original features of the colonial-style architecture, such as turned posts, ornate cornices, corbels, timber fretwork and frieze panels. Much of the wow factor achieved is further amplified through painting the entire home in shades of white. Cedar window and door frames and the surrounding native palms accent the home with nature.
Located around 15-minutes’ drive to Brisbane, the property sold in March 2020 for a record price. What a place to spend your isolation!
Very Nice. I love Early Settler Furniture.