The house that takes nature seriously and life in its stride

first_imgThis resort-style property in Bunya will be auctioned on October 13.THE fireflies have been hiding under the bark of trees all winter, but a feast of light is coming and whoever buys 8 Ernest Court, Bunya will have the light show in their backyard – along with a few other creature comforts. The 6100sq m property is shaped like a kite with a two street frontage tapering off into bushland and like a kite it works with nature to show off its best features. Spaces are designed to maximise their exposure to the outdoors.“Then we put in an outdoor theatre, an 8×8 hut out the back with TV. We put in a sauna, a big veggie patch, chook yard.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< But the old tyre swing has been just as well-used and points to an integrity behind the high end amenities.In 13 years, Sean and Vanessa Ryan have worked to make their resort-style property a home first. Relax around the fireplace while the pizza oven warms up outside. Living areas and work stations all benefit from large open-plan spaces.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There was a log cabin with an extension,’’ Mr Ryan said of the 2005 house. “We knocked down the log cabin and we replicated the extension the other way to create the kids zone. The front view of 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.“We’re all nature lovers,’’ Mr Ryan said.“We’ve always lived on acreage, we moved from Townsville to Brisbane. We don’t like the hustle and bustle. This house is down to earth, it’s not pretentious. We have an indoor outdoor lifestyle.”With five children now grown up and only one living at home, the time has come to move on, but Mr Ryan is confident next month’s auction will attract another down to earth family. “A young family that loves nature (would suit a house like this). There’s possums, kookaburras that we hand feed, fireflies out the back and two trees that have koalas in them.” The view from the Balinese-style hut at 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.A tennis court, outdoor projector, pool, spa, pizza oven, and Balinese-style hut all reach out for attention.last_img

first_imgThis resort-style property in Bunya will be auctioned on October 13.THE fireflies have been hiding under the bark of trees all winter, but a feast of light is coming and whoever buys 8 Ernest Court, Bunya will have the light show in their backyard – along with a few other creature comforts. The 6100sq m property is shaped like a kite with a two street frontage tapering off into bushland and like a kite it works with nature to show off its best features. Spaces are designed to maximise their exposure to the outdoors.“Then we put in an outdoor theatre, an 8×8 hut out the back with TV. We put in a sauna, a big veggie patch, chook yard.” >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< But the old tyre swing has been just as well-used and points to an integrity behind the high end amenities.In 13 years, Sean and Vanessa Ryan have worked to make their resort-style property a home first. Relax around the fireplace while the pizza oven warms up outside. Living areas and work stations all benefit from large open-plan spaces.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There was a log cabin with an extension,’’ Mr Ryan said of the 2005 house. “We knocked down the log cabin and we replicated the extension the other way to create the kids zone. The front view of 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.“We’re all nature lovers,’’ Mr Ryan said.“We’ve always lived on acreage, we moved from Townsville to Brisbane. We don’t like the hustle and bustle. This house is down to earth, it’s not pretentious. We have an indoor outdoor lifestyle.”With five children now grown up and only one living at home, the time has come to move on, but Mr Ryan is confident next month’s auction will attract another down to earth family. “A young family that loves nature (would suit a house like this). There’s possums, kookaburras that we hand feed, fireflies out the back and two trees that have koalas in them.” The view from the Balinese-style hut at 8 Ernest Court, Bunya.A tennis court, outdoor projector, pool, spa, pizza oven, and Balinese-style hut all reach out for attention.last_img

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