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Country Living, In the City

By Nyree Reushle

Only 8km from Brisbane CBD, in the coveted Fig Tree Pocket enclave, sits Cubberla Homestead a 7.93 acre home perched on a tributary of the Brisbane River.
Arguably the largest parcel of land this close to Brisbane CBD, Cubberla Homestead represents an unrivalled opportunity. Throughout the world, you’d be sorely pressed to travel 8km from a major city centre and find yourself on your own private acreage of this size.
The owners, Andrew and Georgina along with their family are moving to the UK in the coming months, for business opportunities and another overseas family adventure together.
When asked what attracted them to the property originally, Georgina said she felt this “is ‘home’ defined”. She believes it ‘has a soulful feel, offering spaces for everyone. Its layout and design works so perfectly for young families, families with teens and extended families with the granny flat and cottage. The new architecture gives a modern twist, but is still sympathetically designed to fit in with the original home. The large windows and bi-folds and it’s positioning on the hill maximises the river breezes and means that the view from every window is picture postcard perfect.”
When pressed on whether there was anything they weren’t fond of about the property, all the children could come up with was “well, it can be a long way from the bedrooms to the pantry!!”

The grand homestead offers a true feeling of country living in the city. Set on one level, the 1001 square meter home was designed by renowned architects Cook & Kerrison.
The spacious and luxury feel is enhanced by multiple entertaining and living spaces, focussed around a central entertaining hub at the centre of the home that truly maximises the family-oriented atmosphere.
The house is comprised of four separate wings, easily discernible from an aerial view. A parents wing, children’s wing, guest wing and staff wing (now a two bedroom self-contained granny flat) radiate from the central hub of the property.
The relaxed architecture blends seamlessly with the rolling green hills of the property and the large windows and louvres throughout maximise views over the tranquil setting while flooding the home with light and natural airflow. Polished hardwood floorboards, high ceilings, ducted airconditioning and clever lighting enhance the livability, while expansive bi-fold doors throughout maximise indoor/outdoor living, providing easy access to the pavilion style, outdoor entertaining area, with integrated speakers, ample seating and never to be built out views through the hanging grapevines over the rolling paddocks.
A 3 bay garage with separate workshop, private 10 metre pool and floodlit tennis court finish the home – positioning it as the perfect home for a large or extended family, and one that can entertain all year round.

Other Features Include
● 8 Bedrooms plus separate cottage
● 4 Bathrooms
● Miele Appliances
● Gourmet kitchen with marble island bench and walk in pantry
● Fire place
● Large home office
● Vast amounts of storage
● Built in BBQ
● Multiple lounges and entertaining areas

Granny Flat
The original staff wing was converted into a self-contained, two bedroom granny flat. With a kitchen, bathroom, living area and built-ins in both bedrooms, as well as it’s own private access, this space is ripe for a renovation and adds another level of versatility to the home.

Away from the house, Cubberla Cottage sits overlooking the paddocks. With a kitchenette, bathroom and storage, this would work perfectly for a teen or a caretaker or simply as a large cubby!

The acreage is fully fenced, with electric fencing around the creek perimeter and white three rail fencing, the infrastructure lends itself to the horse enthusiast.
A sand arena is supported by four stables, day yards, a wash bay, tack rooms and feed/float shed.
A veggie garden, milking bails and chook pen are currently positioned behind the stables, however the vast space allows for a myriad of uses. You can even have your own cow for fresh unpasteurized milk.

The auction for ‘Cubberla Homestead’ is scheduled for 10:30am, Friday 18 August 2017 at Level 26, One One One, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
Open homes are Saturdays from 1.00pm-2.00pm and select Sunday Evenings from 4.00pm-5.00pm

The owners have appointed Jez McNamara (0427 270 280) and Andrew Goodall (0412 093 551) from Ray White Rural Brisbane to market and sell the property.

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