You want a tree change and a sea change all rolled into one? You fantasise about meaningful work, not too taxing, with a steady income and no commute? Well, pack your bags and say bye-bye Brisbane, adios Adelaide, see you later Sydney, miss you already Melbourne.
This delightful family home, positioned on idyllic acreage only 20 minutes from Noosa beach, is only part of the package. You also become the proud owner of a thriving herb farm - a readymade sustainable business that requires no specialised skills and only about 3 half days a week. It really is that easy!
With fully automated irrigation and automatic temperature control in the greenhouse, all you need to do is pick your herbs in the cool of the early morning a few days a week, pack them in the big shed, and wait for the wholesaler to arrive.
If your working days are behind you or you'd rather be surfing, hire a manager - there's a gorgeous self-contained, 1-bedroomed cottage, oozing timber-and-tin character, with its own entrance, tucked away behind a stunning silver Bismarck palm. Offer free rent and a nominal pay check and you'll still be winning.
The 10-year-old home has the perfect north-easterly aspect to the front, where a large deck overlooks the saltwater pool - what better place to enjoy a lazy breakfast or an ice-cool drink in the late afternoon. You'll never run out of basil for your omelette or mint for your mojito.
Inside, the open-plan kitchen-lounge-dining space feels cool, airy and bright thanks to lofty ceilings and plenty of glass offering green views to the tennis court and native forest beyond.
The modern kitchen is spacious and uncluttered, the space defined by a long island bench with generous stone top in neutral tones. The polished hardwood floors extend through the home.
The central living space separates the parent's wing to the right from the kids/guest wing to the left. When the kids/guests are getting rowdy or the parents need a nap, double doors can be closed to seal off each wing.
A sense of calm pervades the master bedroom, with windows positioned at different angles to frame feature trees and the pretty lily-covered dam. Fill the beautiful freestanding bath and simply soak and gaze. The best views are from the bed, of course, which sits on a hardwood plinth, studded with runway' lights. Fasten your seat belts and prepare for landing!
The large ensuite, with big rain shower and double vanity, also enjoys glorious garden views.
The guest wing has the its own family room - a versatile air-conditioned space which is currently used as an office. There's also an adjoining small study with built-in desk. The 3 queen-sized guest bedrooms all have built-in robes and fans. The main bathroom has big floor-to-ceiling tiles, glass shower, built-in bathtub, double vanity and windows overlooking a forest of native trees. There's a separate powder room.
The rear deck, a great space to bask in the winter sun, leads down to gravel paths that meander through the extraordinary gardens. The diversity of plants here would rival any botanic garden - mature magnolias, frangipani, and pandanus mingle with Cuban Royal palms, native grevilleas and giant birds of paradise. The rich understorey is tinged with pinks and reds from an array of bromeliad specimens.
Keep wandering and you'll arrive at the gorgeous tennis hut, perched above the full-size tennis court which is bordered by native forest and perfumed hedge. Imagine crisp tennis whites on cool afternoons, cucumber sandwiches, icy Pimm's and lots of laughs. There's an incredible new, wholesome lifestyle here for one lucky family. Is it time to ditch the business suit?
Features at a glance: - 4-bed, 2-bath contemporary home on 10 beautiful acres - Complete privacy, northerly aspect, approx. 20 mins to Noosa Main Beach - Open-plan kitchen-lounge-dining with high ceilings & aircon - Large versatile family room with aircon; small study; laundry & storage - Modern kitchen, stone bench tops, 900mm gas cooker, bosch dishwasher - Master suite with freestanding bathtub and aircon; ensuite with rain shower - Decks fore and aft overlooking extraordinary low maintenance gardens - 10m x 5m saltwater pool; full-size tennis court and timber tennis hut - Thriving herb farm business with temperature-controlled greenhouse - 10 herb tunnels, automatic irrigation, 21m x 8m shed, full length drive-through awning - Solar power & 3-phase power, seasonal creek, spring-fed dam offers abundant water - Separate 1-bed fully self-contained cottage for farm manager, Airbnb or guests - Secure dog kennel with automatic top-up water supply - could be used for chooks