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Newly engaged couple Bindi Irwin, 21, and Chandler Powell are set to splash out on a sprawling, luxury home that’s perfect for “a large family” - and it’s a stone’s throw from Australia Zoo.
After weeks of house hunting, the love birds are said to have their sights set on a $1.25 million property nestled in the foothills of Mount Mellum in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, reports Woman’s Day.
Bindi and Chandler’s love nest
According to realtor Ray White’s online listing, the double storey, five bedroom and three bathroom property offers “private, tranquil surroundings”.
The massive estate covers a whopping 38 acres which includes lush grassland and rainforest as well as horse stables and paddocks.
“Wildlife abounds,” reads the listing, which goes on to state, “this is a rare opportunity to own your own mini-national park where your children or grandchildren can experience the wonders of the natural world at first hand”.
Sounds pretty perfect for animal-lovers and conservationists Bindi and 22-year-old Chandler.
Babies on the brain?
They may not have even walked down the aisle yet but according to Woman’s Day the longtime lovers have babies on the brain.
"It's the home where they'll raise their family, so it's incredibly important to them they find somewhere that feels special to both of them,” an insider source told the magazine.
The property is certainly family-friendly, boasting multiple bedrooms, a sparkling pool and spa and a four-car garage.
The self-contained ground floor unit would also be perfect for when Bindi’s mum, Terri and brother, Rob, 15, pop by, as well as Florida native Chandler’s US relatives.
Close to the Zoo
The selling point for the luxury abode would have to be the close proximity to the couple’s beloved Australia Zoo, where the couple currently call home.
According to the listing the world famous zoo is a mere five minutes away from the Zoo which the late Steve Irwin’s parents Bob and Lyn opened in the ‘70s under the name Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park.
Steve and his wife Terri moved in 26 years ago and expanded the park, which they renamed Australia Zoo, into what it is today.
Bindi and Chandler’s love story
Bindi’s boyfriend of six years, Chandler Powell, popped the question on her 21st birthday on July 24.
“On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” Bindi wrote on Instagram.
Florida native Chandler presented his lady love with a vintage-style lab-grown diamond on a rose gold band with an estimated cost of $70,000.
The pair - who first met at Australia Zoo and now work there together - haven’t yet set a date to get hitched but are planning to do so sometime in 2020.
Shortly after announcing their big news Bindi revealed her plans to televise her nuptials on her family’s reality TV series, Crikey! It’s the Irwins.
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Australia Zoo for comment.
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