Secret loft for the kids | Innovation Tech

JUST like a chapter out of a Nancy Drew or Famous Five book this Manly has a hideaway most of.

Architecturally designed in the 1980s, this home is spread across four levels and has the holy grail of hide and seek spots — a .

Accessed by climbing the shelves in a storeroom, Juanita Macfarlane’s four children spent many hours over the years playing in the space, along with a second, more accessible loft in the home.

“They used to take friends up there with torches and tried to scare each other,” Ms Macfarlane said.

“It’s got all these nooks and hideaways (and) the used to have sleepovers up in the other loft.”

The family have lived in the residence since 2002, and it has always been popular for sleepovers and parties.

“In the backyard we have a deck that has two trampolines built in it, so that is always popular with kids,” Ms Macfarlane said.

“We have a big firelit in the backyard too so that’s more popular with the older children and adults.”

She describes the home has having a 1970s scandanavian vibe, and the home has a view over the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and from many different rooms in the property.

The home has a myriad of living across various levels, and the family even had a .

“It was great having the chooks and vegie patch, because it almost felt rural but was still convenient to everything.”

Ms Macfarlane said her now grown-up children were emotional about the sale, so she hoped another family bought the property.

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“I keep praying a young family with lots of will buy it so they can grow up there like my kids did,” she said.

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