OzHomeNews had the pleasure to sit down with 2009 MasterChef finalist Sandra Moreno, who has certainly cooked up another storm with her incredible masterpiece of a home in Brisbane.
Sandra and Anna spoke about the impressive design and the inspiration behind it, and covered some tips on the side! Press play to hear how to get the kids to train and recover from practice, for example!
It’s hard to believe that the massive six-bedroom home filled with elegance throughout, looked like “a very small bungalow“ when Sandra bought the home back in 2007.
A lot has happened since those days, and that red, 1950’s inspired brick house at 34 Mareeba Road, Ashgrove, is now renovated and extended to provide a whopping 920 sqm of luxurious living space.
One of the most incredible features and an absolute must-have for the MasterChef contestant was a deluxe kitchen with plenty of space to cook away.
From warming drawers to the steam oven, this state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen has everything you need to fulfil the wildest dreams of any cooking enthusiast.
Entertaining aspects are taken care of with the soundproof home cinema, pool table, and more than enough space to host your guests.
“At one stage we had 100 people here, and the house was still quite empty, so you can entertain maybe even 200 people,” said Sandra.
Adding to the spacious feel, an abundance of natural light flows through the full-length cathedral windows into the dining zone and the soaring high void above it.
The monochromatic home is full of jaw-dropping aesthetics, black and white marble and amazing details.
A huge picture of Sydney printed on glass, fills up the entire wall behind the 15-metre indoor pool, spa and ice bath – this is something that really must be seen to be believed.
To stop the electricity bills of the colossal house from going through the roof, Sandra opted for solar panels. And there are no less than 180 of them – what a way to cut both the costs and the carbon footprint!
It’s not easy to leave a home of this calibre behind, but Sandra hopes it will bring as much joy to the lucky new owner.
“With all the effort we’ve put into the house, designing it and building it, it saddens me to let go,” she said.
“But I wish, whoever buys this house, will enjoy this masterpiece!”