Australia’s landscape is incredibly diverse, ranging from vast deserts to tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges, and pristine coastlines. The Gold Coast Hinterland in Queensland offers them in proximity, and this converted barn is well-positioned for exploring the beautiful region and engaging in slow rural living.
For auction via Shane Harry of Ray White Sanctuary Cove, the Wongawallan barn at 28 Colin Meagher Road originally dates from 1958. It’s been skillfully restored as a modern home that blends soaring rustic beams and agricultural-scale proportions with contemporary finishes.
The converted barn sits on a 4,000 sqm block, with the house itself set across 845 sqm. Largely open-concept, the interior revolves around a ‘showstopping’ suspended fireplace with poured concrete floors underfoot and beams above. A mezzanine loft overlooks the free-flowing kitchen, living room and diner, and the Queensland property has three bedrooms outfitted with bespoke walk-in closets and rustic finishes.
The converted barn heads to auction on 19 August 2023, and it also has a self-contained guest apartment that could generate potential rental income, according to the listing – plus parking for six vehicles.
Back to the barn’s setting: Wongawallan is known for its rural, slower living compared to the bustling coastal areas and is well positioned for exploring nearby Lamington National Park and Tamborine National Park, where there are walking trails, wildlife and staggering waterfalls. Tamborine – which has boutique stores, restaurants, schools and essential services – is 10km away, while Gold Coast is approximately half an hour’s drive.
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