A favourite pastime for boating enthusiasts living in prestigious Noosa Waters, is admiring the architecture on the way to the Noosa River via the private lock and weir system.
A definite standout is a striking modernist residence, ingeniously designed by Frank Macchia. It's in a cul-de-sac on The Promontory, arguably the finest street in the estate, where first impressions do count and there's no compromise.
Wide-arboured Poinsiannas and statuesque palms shade the lawn, curvaceous walls make a classy statement and forged iron gates open to an imposing walkway.
Sophistication is the by-word for distinctive art and design, creative vision and modern sensibility punctuated with a nod to Asia.
Macchia's design of distinct zones for family, entertaining and business begin with a separate pavilion office/guest wing on the right side the long terrace, which further on to the left reveals the entrance foyer.
Immediately you're transfixed by the bold, beautiful and chapel-like structure with a north-facing glass wall over the water.
The vaulted ceilings have exposed timber beams, the an extensive use of steel, slate and stone combine with glass and timber louvres plus slide-away doors to achieve seamless layers of light plus organic fluidity, form and function in the vast living and dining spaces, cocktail bar, games room as well as the media room with library.
The adjoining galley kitchen with Corian benches and sinks plus Poggenpohl cabinetry, has Meile appliances and Leibher fridges; side deck has a Zen-influenced garden; and a sun terrace on the north-easterly side leads to a cleverly-designed jetty. The alfresco dining deck at one end of the 25m boundary-hugging lap pool has tall granite columns, slate walls and exotic plants.
Two bedrooms also on the ground floor share a lounge, deck and each has direct access to the pool.
Upstairs the grand master bedroom suite 'floats' sublimely thanks to floor-to-ceiling timber louvres which open so peeking out over the living areas and waterfront terraces on the northern side is an option.
Another master suite is currently used as an office; the parent's retreat is tantamount to luxe; the expansive covered roof terrace is a chill-out for solitude seekers; and there's an external staircase for those wishing to cool off in the pool.
This is very much a residence designed with zones to suit everyone. It's a perfect example of Frank Macchia's ethos about designing buildings for memorable moments, also using only materials which are natural to ensure the integrity and handmade character are timeless.
* 5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
* Three living zones
* Covered east facing sun terrace
* Studio / 5 bedroom
* 25 mt Lap pool
* 962m2 north facing land
* Short walk to Noosaville village, shops, gyms, entertainment & restaurants
* Noosa River precinct 10 mins away
* Stunning waterfront with close proximity by boat to the lock system, Noosa Riverways at your doorstep.