THE beauty of the South-West landscape draws many people to the area, either for a holiday or for a sea/tree change.
In this case it led Lindsay and Yvonne Quann to purchase this 16.2ha property and establish Karriview Lodge.
“We were attracted by the iconic karri trees and the ecosystem they support, including beautiful blue robins,” they said.
“The Lodge was built about 25 years ago and incorporates original WA antique furniture, which includes wooden floors from the original Augusta town hall and the staircase and chapel doors from the St Louis school in Peppermint Grove.
“Adjacent to the tennis court is a water fountain sourced from the Bonds’ family home in Dalkeith.”
The property is an ideal getaway for guests and a great business opportunity for new owners.
It is surrounded by natural woodland, reserves and walk trails and a short drive from Gracetown, beaches and several wineries.
The grounds include sprawling lawns, five creeks which have been maintained to be free of introduced plants, scenic walks, driving range that also serves as a firebreak, giant chessboard and the tennis court.
There are also two houses for accommodation of family and staff.
The multi-level Lodge features granite stonework and hardwood timber and includes seven estate rooms, a grand master suite and informal living and sitting areas.
There is also a wine cellar, licensed restaurant and reception office.
Other guest accommodation options on the property include six chalets.
Mr and Mrs Quann said there was also approval to build another 12 chalets on a completed building footprint next to the existing chalets and other opportunities to explore.
“The property has the potential to expand and accommodate a number of activities including wedding and corporate events, or as an education facility in a unique environment that can only be found in the South-West of WA,” they said.
They have fond memories of their time in the South-West including building the property with the involvement of their family, planting olive trees and being the guardians of the karri trees, some of which they said were more than 300 years old.
The property has hosted many guests and events over the years and Mr Quann said one memorable occasion was holding the BHP board meeting in the conference room, with helicopters landing on the driving range.
39 Forest Road
Auction: November 28 at 5:30pm
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont and Ray White Nannup
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Mike Tucker on 0402 884 744