A gated community on private acreage for only eight homeowners

first_imgAraluen the Estates offers eight prestige acreage lots at Burbank, with two lots remaining.“The land is private and secluded yet with quick and easy access to the city and all its amenities … the lakes on the land are an important aspect of the property, supplying an abundant amount of good quality water to the estate,” Mr Greasley said.Lee and Jenny Watt were the first to buy into the estate and build their architect designed home.Formerly living on 4.45ha at Chandler, the Watt’s had just finished building their previous home when they heard about Araluen the Estates. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMs Watt said they decided to have a look at the estate but weren’t expecting the sight that greeted them. “I thought being a former turf farm it would be all flat and boring with no trees, but when we got here we saw it was spectacular,” she said.The horse lover said that cleared acreage in that area was almost unheard of, so to find acreage that she could run her horses on, that has an unlimited supply of free water, was a gated community and backs onto a wildlife reserve was impossible to pass up.“We weren’t looking to move, we weren’t in the market, but when we came here we couldn’t resist it, it really is unique,” Ms Watt said. “Buck” the horse with Jenny and Lee Watt, who were the first to purchase and build in the prestige acreage estate Araluen the Estates in Burbank.ONCE a turf farm, it is now a prestigious estate with only eight exclusive acreage lots, and spectacular scenery. Araluen the Estates at Burbank, was owned and operated as Rochedale Turf by Bob Greasley for around 30 years. The accountant and turf farmer has now turned his farming property into a prestigious gated community.Mr Greasley said he had experienced a tremendously enjoyable journey on the property and was happy to see that the natural beauty and facilities of the property could now be enjoyed by the new residents. Lee and Jenny Watt are loving life at Araluen the Estates.“You could be anywhere in the world, you can’t see another house or person, you could easily be in the Hinterland but you’re only a 20 minute drive to South Bank in Brisbane.”Place at Bulimba selling agent Brenton Faehrmann said there were a number of factors that made the estate remarkable, not the least of which it being only an eight lot community and with gated security.“It is very easy to build on because of a very gentle undulation and the whole area has virtually been landscaped,” he said.“The fact there are only eight lots in the whole community is incredibly unique and there is an unlimited supply of water.”Mr Faehrmann said it was also a catchment area for the Tingalpa Reservoir meaning the outlook was on native vegetation and billabongs that could never be cleared, and there was plenty of wildlife such as koalas and wallabies.Blocks are selling for around $2 million for 6.07ha.last_img

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