Hillside estate could be yours

first_img18/18 High Vista Drive Mount Louisa“We designed and planned it ourselves to include everything we’ve ever wanted,” Mr Wilkinson said. The elevated three-level, five- bedroom home has panoramic views of the city, mountains and surrounding natural bushland. “We saw the potential the site had,” Mr Wilkinson said.“There was no question, we had to have it.”Mr Wilkinson said when they considered the build, they wanted to create a home that was “high in the trees” with spacious rooms and large windows to allow for lots of light and breeze. 18/18 High Vista Drive Mount LouisaTHE owners of this hillside estate, bought it 10 years ago with the intention to build their dream home.Owners Shaylene and Martin Wilkinson thought the 4491sq m block of land at 18/18 High Vista Drive, Mount Louisa would be perfect. 18/18 High Vista Drive Mount Louisa“We wanted it to feel like it was a part of the natural bushland that surrounds it,” he said.Mr Wilkinson said the home is a “private retreat in the middle of the city,” far from neighbours.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“You have your own space here,” he said.On the main level, there is a large open-plan living, kitchen and dining space that extends out to a covered deck, soundproof theatre room complete with tiered seating and surround sound, laundry, separate toilet and bathroom and additional covered patio area ideal for use as a two-car garage space. 18/18 High Vista Drive, Mount Louisa 18/18 High Vista Drive, Mount Louisa“It’s always felt like that. We’re downsizing because our kids have grown up, and we don’t need so much space for just two of us.”Mr Wilkinson said it was going to be hard to say goodbye to the expansive elevated views. “When you come home from a long day at work, just one look at that view instantly changes your mindset,” he said. 18/18 High Vista Drive Mount LouisaOn the upper level, there are four spacious bedrooms, a master suite complete with large walk-in robe and ensuite, additional bathroom, separate toilet and covered patio, accessible via three of the four bedrooms. The ground level of the property has a fifth bedroom with ensuite, wine cellar and three-car garage with storage. Mr Wilkinson said that given the size and layout, the property would appeal most to families. “It’s a big, inviting family home,” he said. 18/18 High Vista Drive, Mount Louisa“It’s a really nice feeling.“It makes it easy to put work out of your mind.”Marketing agent Chris Cotterall of RE/MAX said the property was a standout in the area. “Houses like this, they’re few and far between.”last_img

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