A renovated historic farmhouse as soon as frequented by dignitaries together with former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and cricket nice Donald Bradman is on the market within the lush Currumbin Valley.
Established as a sprawling avocado and banana farm 100 years in the past, the property set amongst 4.06ha of wealthy rainforest was a focus of the area’s pioneering group.
Proprietor Graham Lock stated former Gold Coast mayor Robert Neumann would typically deliver visiting dignitaries to the property at 61 Tomewin Mountain Rd to indicate off the agricultural way of life of the Hinterland.
Mr Lock took the reigns from the unique proprietor, farmer Jack Cormack, in 2003 and ‘Shantaram’ was born — a novel oasis impressed by Mr Lock’s world travels, with the ethos of restoration amid nature’s serenity.
“The previous farmhouse, which was constructed out of native hardwoods, has been opened up internally, re-wired with low voltage LED lighting all through and had 15 layers of previous lino eliminated to reveal the unique vast timber flooring,” Mr Lock stated.
“Not solely does it radiate a pure glow, however it carries over 80 years of historical past in it.”
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Outdated Balinese temple doorways had been added to the entrance, and rustic faculty doorways from India open onto the balconies.
The property is marketed by John Fischer and Shelley Watkins, of PRD Burleigh Heads, with a sale value of above $1.995m.
The primary home has two bedrooms and an earthy toilet with a rockwall bathe crafted with rocks from the native creek, in addition to a deep tub beneath clear roofing for soaking beneath the celebs.
There’s additionally a second one-bedroom residence, a workshop and a small shed and carport.
“Dwelling right here significantly looks like you’re a million miles away from suburbia. Sitting on the balcony or in mattress, watching the solar and moon rise over the ridgeline, listening to and seeing the birds, wallabies and echidnas wander by way of…you do have to pinch your self to be sure to are usually not dreaming,” Mr Lock stated.
The acreage is geared in direction of sustainable residing, with an abundance of fruit timber, wealthy purple soil and rainwater tanks and a spring-fed dam supplying contemporary water.
Neighbours share their produce by way of quaint farm gate stalls which nonetheless depend on the previous honesty field system.