Inside the “billabong” Queensland home with three bedrooms and eight frog species

This Queensland home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and eight species of frog.

With other wonderous creatures mentioned in the listing, it is fitting that this menagerie-meets-residence is on Safari Street.

The property is a naturalist’s dream, with a billabong and a rockery lending raw beauty to the living spaces at 4 Safari Street, Noosa Heads.

The listing focuses as much on the fauna attracted to the home as another more run-of-the-mill listing might tick off appliance brands and floorplan practicalities.

4 Safari Street, Noosa Heads

The sunken lounge is surprise.
The sunken lounge is surprise. Photo: Domain/McGrath

“This property is a project, that with the right buyer will be a stunning, one of a kind home,” the listing says.

Also making their home in the billabong on Safari are wild ducks and water dragons, but the agent writes that they have an alternative choice for R&R.

“Billabong style pond is home to eight species of frogs, wild ducks and water dragons but can be returned easily to a usable swimming pool,” the listing says.

The agency McGrath Noosa points out the property, on the books of agent Matt Powe, is also a “refuge for many species of birds”.

The human occupants will find the rustic warmth of raw materials throughout.

Cathedral ceilings and a dramatic void add to the sense of breezy connection to nature, with well-established gardens and plenty of shade from the Queensland sun surrounding the house.

The lounge is sunken, making the addition of the flowing rocks on this lower level seem all the more magical. It is an unexpected flourish, snaking the skirting boards, below soaring timber trunks and part of a design that mimics a bush trail, right down to the boardwalk.

A brick fireplace separates the two spaces, warming a second living area, with space for dining.

One bedroom occupies a level of its own – a bright, sweeping space with a walk-in wardrobe and a balcony. The main bedroom has an en suite and there is a central bathroom close to the third bedroom.

A separate office offers the flexibility of a fourth bedroom.

Raw materials feature, speaking to its position among lush gardens.
Raw materials feature, speaking to its position among lush gardens. Photo: Domain/McGrath

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