This morning Sibs and I went for a drive up the mountain to catch up with sis-in-law (aka Dr Doolitle).
It was her birthday over the weekend so we took up a small gift, some hot cross buns and some chocolates for morning tea.
Their place is only about 20km from us yet it feels like another world the higher we climb and weave up that mountain. We pass through some forest with ferns so tall that you could be mistaken for being in a jungle or a tropical rain forest....wait on, it probably is a tropical rain forest!?
After a very pleasant morning it was time to come home to get on with some preparation for the Easter weekend. On the way down we noticed a for sale sign and pulled over to have a better look....
Seeing as the house was for sale I thought it was okay to take some photos. This one is with a bit of a zoom, otherwise it would just have been a bit of a spot in the middle of the trees.
It's pretty secluded with the most amazing view down as far as the port of Brisbane.
From the outside it's a little contemporary and industrial looking for my taste- but I think I could manage those views!
In the interest of research I had to have a look at the real estate web site when I got home. It has 5 bedrooms in a separate wing, 4 bathrooms and garage parking for 6 cars. Now for the interesting bit - it boasts a home theatre with blackout ceilings and walls, and a home office with finger print entrance security. It sounds very James Bond doesn't it? It will be going up for auction in May. Auctions are very popular for house sales here. Thankfully we didn't have to go through all that when we bought, but I did go to a few auctions just to get a feel for the market and as a 'just in case' so that I knew what it was all about if we needed to buy this way. I can imagine that it's pretty stressful whether you're a buyer or the seller. Many auctions are held on site so the house can be full of people just there for a nosy...
Here are a few of the real estate agent shots -
|the only thing to do with a location like that is an infinity pool.|
|that looks suspiciously like a library - oh dream!|
As I was driving away I thought about the different styles of houses that surround me. I wondered if it might be interesting to share the variety here? Must put that suggestion in the 'we should box'!
I'm taking a little break from tomorrow to enjoy the long Easter weekend.
We have a really fun activity planned, something quite different....
Happy Easter all,
Pasg Hapus i bawb,
it's a Wednesday, so I'm linking up with
Sarah at 'a beach cottage'