Swimwear designer puts Noosa dream home on the market

first_imgIlona Hamer and Peta Heinsen from Matteau. Picture: Alexandra Nataf.THE co-founder of Australian fashion label, Matteau, is selling her dream home in the Noosa hinterland.The amazing property at 59 Laguna Grove in Doonan has only just been listed, but marketing agent Mark Hodgkinson of Reed & Co. Estate Agents has already been swamped with enquiries from potential buyers looking for a lifestyle change in the wake of COVID-19.This property at 59 Laguna Grove, Doonan, is for sale.“I don’t think I’ve experienced that much inquiry for a property in the first 24 hours of listing, which is just amazing for the current times as well,” Mr Hodgkinson said.“The conversations I’ve had with people… they’re saying; ‘we just want to move out of the city’, coming from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne. They can’t wait to get out of there and come here.“They want to be in their own piece of paradise, but still close to the beach.”The pool area is surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens.The replica four-bedroom Queenslander sits on a massive 5000 sqm of land, only 15 minutes from Noosa Main Beach and 20 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport.Peta Heinsen and her husband, Chad, have lived in the property for four years and have completely renovated it.It’s easy to see why buyers are lining up for this property at 59 Laguna Grove, Doonan.Reluctantly, they have decided to sell and move closer to the beach with their three children and two dogs.“We were toying with the idea (of selling) before COVID, then COVID hit and we got cold feet, but it’s become evident that it’s bit more of an opportunity than we realised,” Mrs Heinsen said.“We love this house — it’s been a hard decision to sell.“We came from Sydney originally four years ago, so that was a big lifestyle change for us. We really wanted the space, and the kids were younger. Now, we want to experience living by the beach.”The replica Queenslander has wide, wraparound verandas.Mrs Heinsen said the property was the perfect place to work from home or to quarantine in.“I just think it’s such a nice opportunity for people who can now work remotely, and the world of COVID has really opened up that opportunity,” she said.Renovated to blend traditional character with modern finishes, the home itself is light and airy with a homely, neutral décor.The kitchen is modern and minimal, with integrated appliances.The bedrooms, bathrooms and open plan living all connect with a wrap-around veranda, while the kitchen is modern and minimal, with integrated appliances.Downstairs is a separate teenage retreat/guest accommodation with ensuite, laundry and kitchenette.The main bathroom in the house at 59 Laguna Grove, Doonan.But Mrs Heinsen said she would probably miss the outdoor entertaining area and travertine-edged pool the most.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThat is where the family spends most of their time in the summer months.“Everyone wants to come to Noosa to stay with us, from Sydney in particular, so there’s a constant flow of people coming here, but it’s the kind of house where you can do that,” Mr Heinsen said.“It’s just like having a family holiday at home with friends. We kind of go into vacation mode for most of January.”The pool and outdoor terrace are perfect for year-round entertaining.Mrs Heinsen co-owns Matteau with her sister, Ilona Hamer, who lives in New York.The pair run the business from their separate locations, with the label’s design and production studio based in Sydney.“When we moved up from Sydney, I basically moved to running the business from here,” Mrs Heinsen said.An image from Matteau’s autumn-winter 2020 collection. Image supplied.“I’d travel back and forth, and we’ve got a really strong team down in Sydney.”The sisters launched the brand in 2015, specialising in minimalist swimwear, before gradually expanding into resort wear.The brand’s celebrity followers include actors Phoebe Tonkin and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.A model is wearing Matteau during a recent fashion shoot. Picture Supplied.last_img

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