A prominent indie musician from the Sunshine Coast has sold a stunning outback property ‘surrounded by nature’.
The property, at 19 Cumner Lane, Reesville, which had been the family home of musician Lucy Gallant, changed hands for $1.25million.
It was originally purchased in 1998 for $195,000 and Define Property agent Amanda Morton said News from the Sunshine Coast that interest was strong from local and Brisbane buyers.
Full of colour, character and charm, the house – set in 2.4 hectares and nestled in the hills near Maleny – was left to Lucy and her sister Kathryn after their parents, Wendy and Peter, died in 2019 and 2020.
The property was snapped up by a Brisbane family after it was auctioned off.
“It was time for the sisters to say goodbye at home,” Ms Morton said.
“The house has a lovely feel when you walk inside and the property is teeming with Australian wildlife like koalas, cockatoos and wallabies.
“A lovely family from Brisbane bought the property. They wanted to change the city tree and enjoy the coastal way of life.
“They plan to live there as a family home.”
The house is surrounded by rolling lawns and established gardens and comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan kitchen and dining area.
The cozy living room with fireplace leads to the family room, with French doors opening onto the veranda and offering panoramic views of the western ranges.
The east wing of the property was previously used as a yoga studio and includes a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and porch.
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Often on tour or traveling, Lucy had spent the past two years living in the house, with its colorful exterior often the backdrop for her social media posts.
She recently shared an image of herself and her dog Lola with her nearly 3,500 followers with a caption saying a change was coming.
“I have been so lucky to spend the past two years living in the hills surrounded by beautiful nature,” the post read.
“It was a real blessing! I love watching the koalas in the trees and the wallabies in the garden.
“Change is in the air and soon I’ll be on the road again as a gypsy, but I’ll definitely enjoy being here a bit longer until that time comes.”
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Lucy is hailed as one of the most talented independent artists on the scene. The British-born virtuoso plays many instruments, including guitar, drums, ukulele, melodica and cajón, a box-shaped percussion instrument originating in Peru.
She has toured the United States, South and Central America, Europe and Japan, and performed at Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Woodford Folk Festival in Australia, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Splendor in the Grass.
She draws on her Burmese, Russian, Irish and Australian roots to inspire her music.