House for sale
6 Parragilga Close,
Wights Mountain, QLD
4 3 3
For Sale By Negotiation
The healthy, architecturally designed "Green" houseThe Greenhouse, located in the Samford Valley, Queensland proves it is possible to combine refined architectural design with eco-friendly values and building materials to ensure healthy, clean and joyful living- indoors and out!
Shaun Lockyer, the award winning architect orchestrated and delivered the home owners vision and what is now the final cut, can only be described as breathtaking!
This serene retreat encourages its inhabitants to connect to the environment without compromising. Set on a crisp, contemporary aesthetic and functioning floor plan all over one level.
You might ask, what was their inspiration? What were their drivers? What made them sell up in the suburb of New Farm in the heart of Brisbane's CBD and move to six (6) acres and build. Well, the answer is simple. For the owners it was all about space, energy and health- slowing down and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. An organic vegetable patch for instance...riding horses...owning chooks….harvesting honey from their bees….watching the tree's bend in the breeze.
Healthy Abode, which encourages holistically informed and ethically driven building developments is a brainchild of the owners- this "way of life" was incorporated into the build whilst Shaun ensured optimal liveability, lifestyle and quality of works.
The neutral palette, and focus on natural materials and handcrafted pieces has ensured this contemporary home retains a sense of warmth and pedigree. The use of iron bark timbers connects the house to the landscape of towering eucalyptus, and nestles the property into the site with grace and balance.
The 'Greenhouse' isn't just a beautiful space- it's a Monet set beautifully in a community suburb literally a stone's throw away from Brisbane's CBD, amenities such as an organic supermarket and cafe, tennis courts, bowls, soccer and local biodynamic food market every Wednesday. Oh, there's a pub too!
'We love honouring techniques and traditions that have been passed down through generations'. 'The home has a special energy which we feel is created from all the passionate trades who worked on the project and shared our vision, and all the artisans who handmade the furniture, beautiful rugs, artwork.'
In the end, the success of any home design comes down to the way the space makes you feel. Here, the owners describe an (almost unbelievable!) idyllic rhythm to their days: 'As a family we can see the benefits of the daily rituals of checking for chicken eggs, harvesting from our organic vegetable patch and feeding the birds and ducks.'
* 100sqm shed with mezzanine that has 3 roller doors for caravan, horse float, additional car accommodation and farming equipment.
* Huge 5.9 acres
Last updated: 02:30PM on Aug 6th 2018