Dream Home: A family estate in Samford Valley

I’ve always loved acreage living. After years of living in suburbia, my husband and I were tired of living in what felt like a fishbowl. Our neighbour’s house was a double story home which overlooked our house and they could see straight into our lounge room. It meant that we always had the blinds drawn and it sometimes it felt like we were living in a cave.

We stumbled across our acreage home around five years ago and we love the space and the green surroundings that we wake up to every morning. Our acreage is what I call ‘bush acreage’ – meaning it looks like the Australian bush. Every year, we have koalas in our trees and there are always wallabies hopping around and making themselves at home.

This acreage, in Samford Valley, is very different to our acreage. Firstly, it’s mostly cleared, which allows your eye to run all the way down to the tree line. The full sun allows the grass to grow and provides for a ‘estate home’ feel.

The symmetry of the exterior is stunning (those gables!) I love the black door and the beautiful light fittings that are spotted around the porch.
The view from the rear is also stunning and there is so much space to run around an play with the kids outdoors. Although a pool would be a lovely addition.
The kitchen is modern and fresh with stone bench tops and stunning parquet floors.

There’s plenty of space with a large, open plan family room that opens up onto the deck through double french doors.

The bathroom is modern and new
Waking up in this room every day with that view would be bliss.
The large deck is perfect for meals and entertaining

This Samford house was sold in 2016 for $1.1m (which honestly seems like a bargain). For more information, check out the listing.

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