Banora Point 311 Terranora Road
Terranora Queenslander, the Ultimate in Family Homes
If you have children, you will know this house. It is the one where all of the kids want to go after school. It is the house with lots of play areas for cartwheels and kickball with a resort-style swimming pool where a giant splash does not disturb the neighbours.
It is a family home constructed with love – 26 years ago and built by the craftsman owner to the highest standard. The owner said, 'If there were three nails required, I used five'. Painted in the traditional Federation palette of deep reds, gold and warm creams the residence is high set on the property with the living quarters on a single level. Nothing but the best timbers – Australian hardwood floorboards are installed throughout the principal living areas and kitchen.
If you love gardening and flowers, you will know this house. In late Spring, the front lawn is awash with colour – the whitest of snowflakes and the reddest of poinsettias contrasted with the greenest of foliage. During the blooming season, it is a showstopper and an iconic landmark. Land and there's lots of it – enough for a chicken coop – now home to seven hens producing over three dozen eggs weekly – enough for breakfast and ingredients for many a favourite recipe.
If you are looking for a spacious home with someplace for everyone, this is the house for you. Three equally sized king bedrooms that share a family-style bathroom – with an old fashion claw foot bathtub and separate shower. The parents' retreat is near yet far enough away for privacy featuring double wardrobes and an ensuite with soaking tub, separate shower and double basins.
If you love a big kitchen where there is room for several cooks and helpers, this is the house you. There is plenty of benchtop for chopping vegetables plus space for small appliances from a bread maker to a coffee machine. It is a working kitchen - resilient and easily maintained.
If you are looking for a home with views, this is the house for you. By day, there are vistas across the Tweed River then further to the Pacific Ocean. By evening, the lights of the Gold Coast are sparkling.
If your kids (or you) have always wanted a pony, this is the house for you. There's lots of land for a paddock and stables to house a couple of ponies or a to make a significant vegetable garden – making more reasons to move from the city.
If you love a village-like community where newcomers are welcomed, this is the community for you. With the Terranora population inching to 3,000, the Tweed Rivers region has top-tier schools and universities, world-class medical facilities, weekend markets, hiking trails, and beaches to walk from north to south.
Is it time to upgrade, to say goodbye the big city, or as an ex-pat returning to the Australian shores? One call to Dominique starts the conversation to make this home, your home.