Imagine the incredible feat of sourcing four Queenslander one-hundred-year-old houses then transporting them over 175 kilometres to a rural property. Next steps are to design and amalgamate the four houses into one spectacular Queenslander homestead while retaining its historical character and charm and adding modern conveniences. Grand in scale, the residence was built with love and care by design and engineering professionals.
Introducing, Larrakeyah. It is Australia's most unique rural residence and homestead backed by over three scores of southern Queensland history and situated on 175 hectares of fertile farmland. With views to the Great Dividing Range by day and the glowing lights of Clifton and Toowoomba by night, the setting is magical - away from the bustling city life but close enough when you choose to enjoy it.
Wrapped by a generously proportioned veranda, Larrakeyah is the pinnacle of Queenslander living with almost 860 sqm metres under roof. Living on the land is done in fashionable style at Larrakeyah with its citrus trees and rows of garden beds. If preparing fruit preserves using handpicked lemons or collecting fresh herbs from the garden when seasoning a favourite recipe, Larrakeyah has a wealth of goodness and the ingredients to make a happy home.
It is modern living tempered by the best that traditional countryside living has to offer with wood-burning fireplaces that warm the home and equally warm the heart. Larrakeyah is a home that is abuzz with fun and energy to be enjoyed year-round. When it comes to entertaining, there is plenty of space for everyone to join together or take time to be apart with its multiple living areas from formal to casual.
Like many homes, the heart of Larrakeyah is its kitchen and WOW, what a kitchen it is! Designed as a commercial kitchen with stainless steel benchtops, three refrigerators, a restaurant-quality gas stove, and a walk-in larder, the kitchen adjoins the meals room. If ever there was a perfect home for a multi-generational family or a boutique bed and breakfast business, it is Larrakeyah.
In traditional Queenslander-style, the ceilings soar to almost four metres with architectural details abounded from ornate ceiling roses to elaborate cornices, fretwork and coloured glass windows. As the saying goes, ‘they don't make things like they used to' - Larrakeyah is built ‘like they used to' with ironbark timber, high-quality materials and constructed to thrive for the next one hundred years. It is a home of a lifetime, never to be duplicated.
The eastern side of the home is guest quarters with a full kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and a private entrance. An ideal set up for teenagers, grandparents or operated as an Airbnb-styled accommodation.
- Leadlight main entry door and sidelights
- NBN connectivity and high-speed internet
- Motorised gated entry with remote control
- 23 rooms with formal rooms and open plan rooms
- 5 wood-burning fireplaces
- Reverse cycle air conditioning
- 3-metre-wide wrap-around veranda
- Home office with a separate entry and a studio with a separate entry
- Beautifully landscaped with mature trees, 500 plants that line the driveway alone, and a raised vegetable garden
After 21 years of country living, the Larrakeyah owners are off to their next adventure as the Larrakeyah homestead readies for its next family to cherish.