Perfectly poised on acreage just 13 minutes from Noosa, architect Tim Ditchfield's design masterpiece takes advantage of views from every vantage point: from the southern verandah to tropical gardens with bird-attracting shrubs and a mature eucalypt conservation forest with many rare species; to the north over massive decks, a pool/spa and landscaped open spaces; and in-between walls of the overly-generous living spaces slide away for a seamless north-south link.
A regional palette of materials includes Tallowood timbers and the sand-coloured central rammed earth spine wall provides an extraordinarily rich visual impact. It also creates a thermal mass which ensures year-round stable internal temperature.
The contemporary lofty-ceilinged residence has an ideal long east-west axis. Located at one end is the supersized master suite with walk-through robe. There are two additional bedrooms and taking centre stage in the main wet room, is a lavish Apaiser egg-shaped bath. Banks of glass louvres add an easy-breezy look.
The kitchen with its immense Tallowood bench and Miele appliances exudes style and space, ditto behind the 'scenes' in the butler's pantry which is nothing short of a mecca for serious entertainers.
The office off the front entrance hallway is also accessible via the garage where storage is aplenty.
A separate self-contained gallery-style studio complements the residence. It's a genius solution for a professional photographer, accomplished artist or as 5-star visitor accommodation.
According to the reluctant vendors first impressions do count, from the tranquillity, privacy, closeness to nature and the kookaburras laughing, the stars really did align and their dream home became a beautiful reality. Impossible to ask for anything more.
"It's easy to see why the judges of the 2013 Queensland Regional Architecture Awards recognised the residence with a Regional Commendation," comments Tom Offermann Real Estate agent Sharon McLure, who has an on-site auction booked for Saturday 20 January 2018 at 10am. "There's simply nothing like it".
Land size: 11,390㎡
Floor area: 289㎡
Separate self-contained professional studio
An array of photo voltaic cells provide a 4.2 Kw solar power system
Nathers 8.5 Star Energy Rating
Evacuated cell hot water system
Living spaces: 2400 high ceilings
Aircon, fans & security system
Island Gourmet BBQ
Home theatre system