Castles, worldwide, are built in prime, elevated locations – capturing the essence of the landscape. They are designed with an impeccable eye for detail, with no expense spared, and with spaces where their residents can come together to celebrate a joyful life. Castles are filled with stories of families who live there, the art they collect and the charismatic features that leave you with a feeling of admiration and inspiration. You may think you are in the south of France or Northern Italy, but Chateau sur-Ciel – or ‘Castle in the Sky’ – is perched on top of a hill in a little valley midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We welcome you to experience over 4 acres of glorious green Gold Coast hinterland with spell-binding views.
The entrance to the property is undeniably grand with 6 metre ceilings, a sweeping staircase, chandeliers, and relaxing reception area. The stunning master bedroom, featuring bulkheads and ornate cornicing offers a peaceful retreat from the other bedrooms. The three guest bedrooms within the main house are spacious, two are complemented with ensuites, walk-in robes, and all have ceiling fans and French doors that lead to the gardens.
From the front foyer, through double doors, the home opens to the open plan living area where Christmas dining can fit upwards of 25 guests. The bespoke kitchen is the centrepiece of the home with oodles of storage, hand-crafted cabinetry, bull-nosed concrete bench tops and a butler’s pantry. A large utility/preparation room adjoins the kitchen and offers lots of bench space – perfect to prepare for large gatherings. The property has hosted many private functions, including a family wedding with 140 guests. The owners have created a home for their large family and a welcoming property for friends. Designed with entertaining in mind, this is the place where family and friends gather.
A separate residence offers guest accommodation with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge/dining and kitchenette. An expansive covered courtyard joins the buildings and presents a perfect spot for entertaining. The medieval-themed entertainment room connects to this courtyard. This atmospheric room is 10m by 7m with 4 metre ceilings. It suitably connects out to the pool area overlooking the breathtaking valley views. A luxurious guest bathroom in the pool area is a thoughtful addition.
A remote gated entry and 4 metre wide driveway leads to expansive parking areas, 4 car garaging attached to the home, a 14m x 7m shed with 3 metre walls and an 11m x 6m fully lined building with three separate offices and a central rumpus area. This home office space also offers a bathroom and kitchenette. There is sufficient parking on the property for up to 20 cars.
Extensive landscaping, tropical and continental gardens create a peaceful oasis with several garden areas offering different aspects, light and shade throughout the day.
Every castle has a moat and this property has its own; a water feature that wraps around the side of the home and leads to a formal pond – a quiet place of reflection.
Features at a glance:
• 6 bedrooms
• 4 internal living areas
• 7 bathrooms including 3 ensuites
• Separate guest accommodation with high ceilings, bathroom, and kitchenette
• 3 room office/gym/retreat with bathroom and kitchenette
• 4 car lock-up, plus carport and open car spaces
• 14m x 7m insulated shed with mezzanine floor
• 9m x 4m salt-water pool with paved surrounds and shaded pool deck
• Several peaceful balconies and established, landscaped gardens
• Fully fenced, including a paddock and stables for your favourite livestock
• High ceilings, high quality fixtures and fittings
• New ducted air conditioning with laser cut metal vents
• New solar panel system
• Solar hot water
• Significant water tanks holding up to 140,000 litres
• Freshwater pond with irrigation points
The prestigious Willow Vale Valley is an estate recognised for its quality homes and stunning countryside. And yet, you are just a few minutes’ drive to the M1, several private schools and a well-regarded public school, 10 minutes to Coomera Westfield and train station.
You can be on the beach in 30 minutes, the centre of Brisbane in 40 minutes or launch your boat at Jacobs Well in 20 minutes.
Properties in Willow Vale do not present often and a property of this calibre will rarely become available in the Gold Coast Hinterland again.
This exquisite versatile home would suit many family and social scenarios. The owners’ love of art and design is showcased in beautiful settings throughout the acreage. The stylish and elegant design features will be equally appreciated in French provincial décor or a traditional Hampton’s home. A work of art in itself; a home unmatchable. Do not delay an inspection – we cannot wait to show you around.
Inspections are available by appointment.
Offers prior to auction will be considered.
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- Air Conditioning
- Fully Fenced
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Remote Garage
- Secure Parking
- Swimming Pool - In Ground
- Broadband Internet Available
- Built-in Wardrobes
- Pay TV Access
- Rumpus Room
- Grey Water System
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Panels
- Water Tank