The grown-ups urban tree house just 8km from the CBD

first_imgOther features include decking with remote-controlled Vergola roof and blinds, an indoor gas fireplace, outdoor spa, underfloor heating, tinted and glazed windows, a security system and remote-controlled front gate, an 11,000L water tank and solar hot water. “We love it here and it’s so convenient to everything,” Ms Brown said, adding that they were selling as it was time to downsize.“It’s private and the neighbours are so lovely, we even have street parties at Christmas time.” Mr Brown said the council had told them they wanted the house to “look as though it’s just floated down and been placed among the trees”. “I think we achieved that,” he said. “My goal was to get a modern industrial look. It’ll never fall down or go anywhere, it’s so well built. It’s like an ultra modern treehouse.”The three-level, architect-designed house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a three-car garage. How’s the serenity?“One Sunday afternoon we went for a drive and saw a sign saying ‘land for sale’,” Ms Brown said. “We followed the directions and found this most amazing new subdivision, high on the hill at Gimba Street. “The first thing we noticed was the view, we could see all the way to Moreton Island. “The next was the semi-rural feel to the area and yet it’s so close to the city, the local cafes, shops, transport and schools. “At the time we were living on 10 acres, and the large block with so much natural vegetation really appealed to us. We were hooked and purchased the land the next day.”Inspired by the setting, the couple than embarked on a five-year journey to build their new home, in keeping with the strict regulations of a Vegetation Protection Order. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago The main living areas are located on the ground floor, including an open-plan living and dining area that sprawls out to a large deck from which sugar gliders, bush stone- curlews, wallabies and even a lace monitor are regularly spotted.Also on this floor is a modern feature kitchen with a walk-in pantry and windows to take in the view, two more bedrooms, a spacious living room and a huge deck.The upper floor is home to the master suite, which has a huge walk-in robe and an ensuite, a soundproof media or guest room, and a study. High 7.5m raked ceilings and sliding glass doors add to the feeling of living among the trees. The basement consists of a bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, a games room and a storeroom. This house is just 8km from the CBD On a huge bushy block, the native wildlife are frequent visitors. Fourteen years ago, Kaye and Tom Brown stumbled upon a hilltop 2825sq m property at Mitchelton by chance.It had views out to the Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay, and was protected bushland.The site was only 8km from the Brisbane CBD but could have easily been in the bush.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs JV Softball Team Drop Season Opener To Lady Pirates

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs dropped the season opener 13-1 to the Greensburg Lady Pirates on Thursday evening.Paige Oldham singled to lead off the top of the 4th and came around to score for the Bulldogs lone run. Oldham, Hannah Nunlist, and Chloe Saler each had one hit a piece.  Oldham went all five innings on the mound in the loss.The JV Bulldogs will next be in action Monday night against the visiting East Central Trojans.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img