Eagle eye view of the racetrack

first_imgDan and Rebecca Smith are auctioning their trackside home 114 Mein St, Hendra. Pictured with their children (from oldest to youngest) Ava, Savannah and Harry.Dan Smith’s company specialises in beautiful, high-end renovations, so when it came time for Dan and his wife, Rebecca, to build their own home, they knew exactly what to do.They bought a vacant block next to Eagle Farm Racecourse in 2014 and created a stunning, Hamptons-inspired, five-bedroom masterpiece.114 Mein St Hendra, Brisbane is a beautiful, Hamptons-inspired home. The owner builder new exactly what he wanted in the new home.“The house is designed so you spend all day upstairs, and then at night you just head down and go to bed,” Mr Smith of WS Constructions, said.The home takes full advantage of its position next to the racecourse’s 1400m start mark.“They (the horses) pretty much put their head over the fence,” Mr Smith said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThere are great views of Eagle Farm Racetrack from main bedroom too.“Anywhere you sit upstairs you can see the track.“And even when the horses aren’t there, it’s just nice to look because it’s like someone has mowed your grass.”The house has some incredible features including a pool built into the upstairs deck.“I thought, ‘How good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?’ So we made it happen,” Mr Smith said.“How good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?”– well done Dan and Rebecca Smith.It is supported by a block wall perimeter that runs to ground level, with the space below used for a wine cellar.“It’s pretty much insulated by block walls and it’s got the pool over the top of it so it’s pretty heavily insulated all around,” he said.The owner said this glass-front wine cellar had become a real talking point with guests.Oak floors in the home are wire brushed, which Mr Smith said gave them a textural feel.The kitchen is in stunning white, and the Smiths loved their wire-brushed oak flooring too.After two-years calling Mein St home, the family has decided to move on to their next project.“I get great satisfaction out of doing something and then someone buying it for the price that you want, and appreciating it,” Mr Smith said.Retiring to the outdoors on the lower level is pretty good too.The home at 114 Mein St, Hendra, will be auctioned on-site today at 10am by Ray White Ascot.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or facebook on Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more