AN owner-built home designed by a leading Australian architect is on the market in Samford Valley.The property at 21 Vera Court was designed by Gabrielle Poole and built by Eric Leese for his wife, Marianne, and their four children.“We wanted something that opened to the outside. Something that was well ventilated, open and bright,” Mr Leese said.“There are windows in every room, large doors, high ceilings and good connection with outdoors. It has that feeling of living in the country.”Mr Leese built the three-bedroom main house 20 years ago, followed by a granny flat and then a pool house five years ago. The pool house flows out to the inground pool.The main house has an open plan living and dining area with high ceilings, fireplace and sliding doors that open to a deck.The kitchen has stone benchtops, plenty of cupboard space and a servery to a second deck. There is also a separate media room, a courtyard, family bathroom and an office.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and private deck while the second bedroom has a built-in robe and the guest bedroom is at the opposite end of the home along with a laundry and a bathroom.Underneath the home, the self-contained granny flat has a kitchen, shower, toilet and sauna. The fireplace in the main house.Outside there is a heated pool with poolside pavilion. A contemporary pool house has a kitchen, outdoor room, bathroom and an upstairs bedroom.There is also a four-car garage, water tanks and a dam on the 2.35ha property.“There’s a lot of space on the property and a lot of interesting features,” Mr Leese said. “There are walking trails at the back of the house and we get wallabies coming down in the evening sometimes.”The property is being marketed by Georgie Haug from Belle Property Samford.