The home has been freshly painted insde and out.Fresh paint inside and out completes the transformation, with a Dulux colour consultant called in to advise on a fresh, modern palette that was in keeping with the traditional character of the home.That character flows through to the fittings, fixtures and styling with older pieces mixed in with modern touches.“That’s what my wife does really well is to mix old with new, and that’s how we live in general,” Mr Rackley said. “It’s so satisfying to see a beautiful home like this looking its best and ready for another family to enjoy.” Kardashian Palace stripped back for sale The rainforest setting is the ideal place to retreat and relax.And for all the stress being caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Mr Rackley isn’t too worried by the diversion. “We’re just managing through the current situation and we’ll see what the business climate looks like on the other end of this before making any decisions about where we expand to and what we do next,” he said.“As a society and a species, we’ve come through Black Plagues, Spanish flus and two world wars, Depressions and so forth. “At the end of the day, when you’re in the thick of things fear takes over people’s judgement, but when it’s in the rear-view mirror people are quick to forget and move on with their lives.“The reality is we will return to some kind of normal.” 590 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley is on the market.The original Queenslander, believed to have been built in 1910, was moved from Brisbane around 30 years ago. Restoring the home has been a labour of love for the Rackleys, who have spent five years making gradual improvements. The styling reflects the family’s love of old and new pieces.The 1.01ha property has been an idyllic family retreat for the Rackleys who also own Rackley Swimming with 23 aquatic centres across South East Queensland. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe relaxed country vibe is completed by the chicken coup, vegetable patch, water tanks, an Envirocycle waste system, machinery shed and two dams.“When you drive out into the Tallebudgera Valley you’re only 10 minutes from Burleigh, but you’re in an environment that’s so secluded, quiet and beautiful,” Mr Rackley said.“My heart rate would drop 50 beats when I’d drive home and into the driveway after a stressful day working in town.” MORE NEWS: Home workers dream of a better life in Byron The Tallebudgera Valley Queenslander retains many of its Federation features.WHEN Reece and Katie Rackley made plans to travel the globe expanding their fashion label Silk Laundry, a worldwide health pandemic wasn’t on the cards.Last year the couple moved their family to Montreal where they opened their first store as a foray into the market in Canada, where Mrs Rackley was born. Silk Laundry retail stores are also found in Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast and James Street in Brisbane, with more than 50 stockists across Australia, in France and the US.And while the Rackley’s plans to roam the world in pursuit of new markets may have stalled, the sale of their charming Tallebudgera Valley home is going ahead. The kitchen exudes warmth and charm.“It was a love project,” Mr Rackley said.“It’s the house my wife fell in love with. The purchase was a very emotional one to begin with, but we’ve loved living in the home and bringing our family up here.” Leadlight casement windows are among the Federation features.Many of the home’s Federation features remain, including leadlight casement windows, sugar pine flooring, lofty pressed-metal ceilings, decorative fretwork and wide shady verandas.The old roof has been replaced with Colorbond, traditional tongue and groove timber walls installed and the area underneath the house built-in to create additional living space.