135 Buderim Avenue, Mooloolaba.
The Butterfly House: 1950’s Charm With Modern Luxury
Every home has a story, and this one has years of them. When you think coastal beach house, this is it. This original home has been extensively made over with all of today’s modern fixtures, while retaining its original charm. Designed for coastal life the existing hardwood floors are so strong that you can’t drive a nail into them and polished concrete runs through the new extension. Lots of big windows and louvers capture the breezes and allow natural light, and the distinctive butterfly roof give this iconic architectural flair.
Upon entering the home is a traditional breezeway, a great casual meeting space for guests that separates the living areas and bedroom areas. The owners love this versatile room, listening to the jukebox and having a wine or reading a book.
Entering into the living room is a seamless blend of the original and the new. In the corner, the original porphyry stone fireplace, quarried in Queensland, has been sealed and restored giving a solid visual anchor next to a large glass picture window. Raked ceilings give such architectural interest that you barely need any art.
The modern kitchen has stainless steel benches, a fully integrated dish drawer, AEG oven and induction cooktop, concealed rangehood and gloss white cabinets free of handles. The minimalist design still caters for the entertainer yet you barely notice the abundance of storage space with room for the double door fridge and the barista station.
The indoor/outdoor room provides the ultimate in lifestyle and flexibility, fully weatherproofed the shutters can be closed on rainy days, or opened up to capture the coastal breezes and give you a nice outlook over Mooloolaba. Polished concrete flooring makes this space so versatile.
Three upper level bedrooms are all generous in size with timber floors and louvered windows. The master bedroom has a walk in robe and an open plan ensuite with spacious shower with rain head, bidet and toilet. Downstairs is a separate teenagers retreat, also serviced by an industrial third bathroom with exposed copper and the original ceramic washtubs.
Ahead of its time, the house is built above a concrete water tank which has been freshly re-sealed, regulating the temperature of the home year round keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, not to mention plenty of fresh drinking water and town water back up.
Perfect for coastal life, the double garage has plenty of storage space for surf skis, bikes and there is also a workshop and storage room, ideal conditions for the storage of wine and other collectibles, and there is space for 2 more secure carparks behind a motorised gate.
The address says Mooloolaba, but once upon a time this was considered Alexandra Headland and it sits on the border of today’s Golden Triangle. Easily located within an easy walk to the beach, simply stroll down to Alexandra Surf Club or wander around the the Mooloolaba esplanade. Easy access out to the motorway means you can be at Brisbane airport going through only a single set of traffic lights.
This is a home that you will love, in half a century it has only had two owners….we expect this to be held for another generation so don’t miss out. This is a house that will stay in your mind so don’t let it be the one that got away!
Mark McGill – REIQ Salesperson of the Year 2016, 2014