LIVING at this Rochedale property is like living in the country, except the CBD is only 20 minutes away.
Simone and Brent Hayes built the house at 5 Goodtown St about a year ago, and enlisted the services of Lindon Homes and Koda Design to create a functional, modern family home.
“We wanted something that would provide a lifestyle for our two young boys,” Mrs Hayes said.
“We wanted a lowset open-plan design where we could entertain and enjoy the rural feel.”
The couple could not be more happy with the result.
“It has blown our minds really, it is beautiful and has exceeded our expectations,” Mrs Hayes said.
Mrs Hayes said they went for a modern farmhouse provincial style, which is evident in the aesthetics of the kitchen.
The floorplan is perfect for a family, with three bedrooms, a bathroom and a playroom to the left side of the house, and the main bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe to the left.
Also on the left is the media room and a study.
Separating the two areas is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area that opens out to an alfresco dining area, which is Mrs Hayes favourite spot in the home.
“We overlook the back property, which has horses and ponies, as well as an orchard farm and it’s a beautiful view,” she said.
Mrs Hayes said her sons enjoyed interacting with the animals.
“The boys will be playing soccer in the backyard and the horses will have their heads over the fence watching them … and the kids feed them carrots.”
She said the house was perfectly located, as it was only 20 minutes to her work in the Brisbane CBD, yet close to the Gold Coast and three minutes to Redeemer Lutheran College, where her son goes to school.