Austinville, Gold Coast property Tallowwood Retreat going under the hammer

51 Tallowwood Road, Austinville will go to auction on December 17.
A “MAGICAL” lifestyle property in the Gold Coast Hinterland is set to attract plenty of interest when it goes under the hammer this month.
Tallowwood Retreat, at 51 Tallowwood Rd, Austinville includes a ranch-style five-bedroom house with a resort-style pool as well as two sheds, stables, paddocks, seasonal creek, and a dam spread over 3.84ha.
Vendors Althea McGuigan and Travis Emerson bought the property in July, 2020, said it was love at first sight when they walked in.

51 Tallowwood Road, Austinville.

Tallowwood Estate at Austinville.

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“I just walked in and said ‘I’m going to buy it’,” Ms McGuigan said.
“The great thing I love is we’ve got views.
“Our eyes soar into the treetops and above but we also have access into the land.”
The couple, who are originally from Western Australia, were drawn to the serenity the estate provided.
“It’s so quiet and it feels really safe,” she said.
“It’s something you can’t describe,
“It’s pretty unique.”

Inside the Austinville home.
Since they bought it the couple have completely transformed the property.
“This place looked nothing like it did when we first bought it!,” she said.
“It was just a very run down property with no land access.
“We radically transformed the whole of the interior as well as the exterior with major works that took many months to achieve.
“It was a labour of love we felt this property deserved.”

51 Tallowwood Road, Austinville from the air.
The house features warm timber and contemporary finishes with 3m ceilings, wooden floors, large-scale windows and bi-fold doors that offer a seamless flow between the inside and outside.
There is even a library and reading nook connected to the main bedroom.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and includes a walk-in pantry, 9m stone benchtops and DeLonghi appliances.
Bi-fold doors open out to the deck that overlooks the pool and forest.

The house from the air.
“The actual position of this property is super protected,” Ms McGuigan said.
“When you get the massive storms, it’s as solid as the mountains around it.
Other features include water, a 15kw solar system and inverter and waste treatment plant.
Ms McGuigan described Austinville, as a “bit of a secret suburb”.
“The best thing about this place is it feels like you’re so far away but you’re literally eight minutes to Mudgeeraba,” she said.
“And the people in this area takes it to another level of amazing.
“It’s a real community out here, it’s honestly so magical out here.”

The kitchen.
Colleen Brunt of LJ Hooker is taking the property to auction on December 17.
“This is a rare property offering a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a very tightly held suburb with unique 100 per cent privacy with magical forest hinterland views,” she said.
“A gem of a property offering fantastic value both immediately and in the future.”

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