The rooftop terrace at 17 Alverna Close is big enough to host a barbecue and private enough to escape with a good book.
ON a clear day you can see from the sand hills on Moreton Island all the way to Wellington Point from the rooftop terrace of 17 Alverna Close, Wynnum.
By night the view is celestial.
Two levels of living plus a rooftop terrace make this five bedroom house at 17 Alverna Close, Wynnum a standout property, and the pool which was named Australian Pool of the Year.
“My daughter has a telescope, and she goes up there sometimes,’’ Colin Kruger said.
“We sometimes have barbecues up there as well and it’s quite easy to get up there to the viewing area.
“It is certainly big enough for a number of people up there and so easy to kick back in the afternoon.”
Mr Kruger has lived in the Wynnum area all his life but now he is moving his family of four to the Sunshine Coast to see Moreton Island from a different angle.
That means Sotheby’s Brisbane agent Joseph Lordi is taking this 10-year-old Wynnum house to auction on December 1.
The downstairs kitchen with access to the pool and alfresco areas.
“We were trying to achieve a resort relaxed feel to the place, so we went on several holidays and got some ideas,’’ he said.
Underneath the rooftop terrace is also a good spot to enjoy the bayside ambience.
Warm timbers accentuate bedrooms and living areas.
Japanese shoji screens open the ensuite bath to the master bedroom and bayside views.
The Japanese shoji screens between the ensuite and the master bedroom.
Whitewashed pebbles are set into the bathroom wall.
And the rooftop terrace has a surface of imitation grass.
“There’s a Balinese-Thai feel,’’ he said.
“It’s practical and functional as well.
“Where the kitchen and lounge and outdoor pool area is, it’s so easy to open up those timber sliders and entertain.”
Bi-fold windows open the kitchen to the outdoors.
There is usable garden space in the front and backyard on the 2045sq m block allowing the house to cater to the sporting needs of an eight-year-old boy and the ever-expanding personal space of a teenage daughter.
Plenty of level grassed areas for families of all ages.
“We play footy in the front yard and cricket.
“It’s certainly big enough for all those activities.”