312 Formosa Road, GumdaleThere is little reason to want to go on holiday if you are the owners of 312 Formosa Road at Gumdale.The acreage estate has the look and feel of a Balinese resort, from the buddhas that greet you as you enter up the front path, to the soothing sounds coming from the water fountains as you lay bedside the pool.It was an effect the owners were hoping to achieve when they set about building the property about 12 years ago. The house is surrounded by tropical gardens.At the time, ready to start a family and having grown up on acreages themselves, the owners went in search of a property that would offer the same freedoms and privacy that they had enjoyed as children. They eventually stumbled upon the 2.5 acres at Gumdale and moved into a ramshackle house that stood at the front of the block, while they set about building their family dream home on the 2.5 acre plot backing on to it. The kitchen is the heart of the home and has a butler’s pantry.“There were a lot of early mornings being woken up to hammering and drilling, but it was worth it,” one of the owners said.Not originally part of their master plan, but influenced by their designer, the owners fell in love with the Balinese theme. “We loved that idea of indoor-outdoor living, where the inside spaces flow to outside. We’re entertainers, so there are plenty of outdoor areas with the space to have several people around. The tennis court and basketball hoop.Being on an acreage you don’t have to worry too much about the noise either.”To add to the Bali resort-style authenticity, the owners sourced many of the materials used in the build, such as the stone walls and statues, from Indonesia. As easy as it is to feel like you are living in a holiday resort, this property is and has always been a solid, functional family home, with interiors that have withstood the passage of time. The expansive bar area in the open-plan living space.Over the years it has stood up to the demands not only of the owners but of their three children, aged between 8 and 11.The house has four bedrooms, to accommodate a growing family, but the master bedroom, with its ensuite and walk-in robe, is located away from the others to give parents peace and privacy. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago The home’s cinema room.The heart of the home, however, is the kitchen, which features custom-designed cabinetry, a large stone benchtop and butler’s pantry.The rest of the living spaces emanate from here, including the living room, dining room and an entertaining area with a large bar.Elsewhere in the house is a cinema room, games room and study, which could easily be turned into a fifth bedroom if needed. The indoor living areas spill out to the wraparound patios outside.Outside the property has expanses of lawn and tropical landscaped gardens along with a pool, water features, full tennis court and basketball hoop. It is these things in particular and the active lifestyle that they present that the owners say they will find hardest to leave behind.“We’ll miss that sporting lifestyle of being able to have a game of tennis, then go for a swim, and do activities with people when we entertain rather than just sit around.”The family are moving to be closer to where their children attend school and the owners hope the house will go to a family who can enjoy everything they have over the years.The estate is on the market open to expressions of interest.