Why settle for one century-old Queenslander house when you can have four? Such was the thinking behind the creation of Larrakeyah, an expansive rural homestead in the Darling Downs region, currently being marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty.
Positioned on 175 hectares of fertile farmland, the property is made from a quartet of separate residences that were transported more than 175 kilometres before being amalgamated. The result is an 860sqm home that includes 23 rooms, five wood-burning fireplaces, reverse cycle airconditioning, three metre wide wrap around verandah, as well as two kitchens, of which one is domestic and one is commercial.
The eastern wing of the home includes a guest quarters with a spacious living room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and a private entrance, providing an alternate set up for teenagers, grandparents or operated as an Airbnb-styled accommodation. The property is also meticulously landscaped with mature trees, 500 plants that line the driveway, and a raised vegetable garden.
Selling agent Michael Vettoretto said he expected the versatility of the property to be a drawcard for buyers. “It has the potential to be anything the owner wants,” he said. “The seven bedrooms mean if someone wanted to buy it with the intention of turning it into a unique homestay, they would be able to.”
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