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A luxurious family home in Cairns


This lavish home, set on acreage, is a family friendly haven

Designed by: Brendan Grant Homes
Location: Kewarra Beach, Qld
Year Completed: 2017
Photography: Red M Photography

Surrounded by parkland and picturesque mountains, this lavish home doesn’t just have enviable views, it offers a level of luxury living rarely encountered in a family home. Located in Kewarra Beach, a suburb of Cairns, and set on acreage, the architect-designed home is a haven for Brendan Grant, his wife Tracey and their three children.

Ensuring the home was perfectly tailored to meet their every need was fairly easy in this case, given that Brendan and Tracey own Brendan Grant Homes, the company that built the abode. In fact, the project displayed such a high level of construction excellence it won 2018 North Queensland Home of the Year, North Queensland Custom Built Home, North Queensland Cairns Home of the Year and North Queensland Cairns Custom Built Home.

At the front of the home there is a raised deck that leads you to oversized timber pivot doors that create an impressive entry into the home. Once inside, you move through the foyer to a sunken lounge room and internal garden with floor-to-ceiling awning windows. The intelligent floor plan also provides for separate living areas, a children’s play room, a premium kitchen and butler’s pantry, four bathrooms and five bedrooms. One of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms are located in a separate guest wing, complete with private balcony.


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This is a light-filled home that invites the sunshine in through oversized windows and high-set louvres and is cooled by the free flow of gentle breezes. It also features 5m-high ceilings, a crisp white colour palette, an open, leafy outlook that creates a sense of space, and bifold doors that open to seamlessly connect the interior of the home to the generous outdoor entertaining areas that overlook the inviting in-ground lap pool and spa.

The special features continue out into the grounds, where you will find a six-bay block and rendered shed, a horse stable and a white timber-lined horse paddock that clearly mark this out as the ultimate luxury acreage property.


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Without a doubt, this is an inspiring example of design and construction excellence and what can be achieved when creativity and functionality combine. And while this may be the builder’s own home, all clients can expect the same high level of workmanship and eye for detail. Brendan, who began his career as a 15-year-old apprentice carpenter, established Brendan Grant Homes 11 years ago with his wife and business partner Tracey. The company has since won multiple awards and developed a well-earned reputation for the high quality of its custom builds and the skill of its trusted team of contractors and craftsmen.