Serene family sanctuary close to nature, and koalas

first_img25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaANYONE living at Sugarwood Place might get the occasional cuddly visitor.The quiet Cornubia street sits right next to the Forest Nature Refuge, a protected area that is populated with koalas.“We had a little koala tapping on our front door,” said Elesha Macdonald, who moved into the area 20 years ago. “Because the little fella could see his reflection on the glass, which was a bit cute.”Ms Macdonald and her husband built their five-bedroom home at the base of the forest purely for its serene location. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“You wouldn’t know there is a house anywhere near you, it is like you don’t have any neighbours,” she said. The 400sq m home sits on a 1766sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac at the base of the nature park. The home has nature for its backyardInside, the home has five-bedrooms, and three bathrooms on a single storey, which Mrs Macdonald said made it the ideal home for raising children. There are multiple entertaining areas throughout the home, including a dining room, lounge room and a media room. Pool with a view.The suburb is about halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but in an area where nature is right close by. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaOut the back there is an in-ground swimming pool and an outdoor alfresco dining area.“That outdoor entertainment area is where we spent most of our time,” she said. The trees from the forest never feel far away, and part of living at the home is getting used to seeing and hearing the wide array of animals that call the forest home. Most of the home has been renovated in the last two years, including fresh paint inside and out, and new Spanish clay tiles.The couple are planning on a sea-change to Redland Bay, and the home is on the market now. The home is located at 25-27 Sugarwood Place and is on the market now through Elders Real for offers above $799,000.last_img read more