Real Estate

the ferny hills house that is decked out to impress

Written by The ReReport

Relax by the pool or on the many decks at 18 Woodburn Place, Ferny Hills.

YOU can reach out to almost touch the canopy of trees from the third level of this Ferny Hills house which is on the market today after nine years.

Be here for breakfast, or after work drinks. Actually, who needs an excuse to use this space.

When David and Beverley O’Hara first saw photos of the house online they knew it would be their new home.
But with three children now grown and a unit in Caloundra to enjoy, 18 Woodburn Place, Ferny Hills is wowing people online once more.
“We liked it because it was different from the normal houses,” Mr O’Hara said.
“It had an unusual shape to it and it backs on to a reserve.”

Enjoy a dip in your very private inground pool.

The couple have added an inground pool, extended the workshop area to fit a vehicle and paved a large storage area.
They have installed solar panels, insulated the roof, painted the outside of the house and made an area to fit their caravan.

Plenty of room for a caravan, cars and a frisbee.

“We’ve had some good houses in this area but we’ve enjoyed this house the most,’’ Mrs O’Hara said.


“The design reminds us of our very first house in 1978 with the cathedral ceilings.”
The foyer is two storeys high and the couple replaced blinds with glass to fill the area with light.
“The deck off the living area is quite extensive, we’ve had a lot of family gatherings there,’’ Mrs O’Hara said.

There is a dining room inside but in Queensland, we like to eat outdoors.

“And despite all the windows out the back it’s a very private house.”
For Mr O’Hara, the north-facing back deck is his happy place with a beer in the afternoons.
The ground level has the rumpus room, laundry and garage with workshop area.

A tiled rumpus room for those rainy days.

The middle level has another garage, a bedroom and the communal living space with large L-shaped living and family areas paralleled by a covered deck.

We love the space in this kitchen. It’s great for getting everyone involved in culinary creations.

The upper level has the remaining bedrooms and a private balcony.

The master bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the bushland canopy.

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