YOU get the first and last rays of sun for the day at this exceptional property. It's as if you are at the top of the world.
A magnificent Paul Clout-designed house sits high on the ridge at the high point of the 34.21ha property. You get views right around from just about every room.
Virtually at the back door is Mt Cooroy. Off to the north-west is Mt Cooroora and Mt Cooran, Mt Pinbarren and Tablelands Lookout.
Mt Tinbeerwah is in front of you and beyond that Lake Cootharaba and the sand blow at Teewah.
Noosa Heads and Laguna Bay are in the north-east, with Sunrise Road in the foreground. To the south-east is Lake Weyba and Peregian Beach. You even get Glasshouse Mountain glimpses from near the carpark.
Sitting on a rock outcrop, the house is at the end of a sealed, tree-lined driveway of about 1km that is night-lit and has a gated entry.
There are several dams and paddocks on the property, which also has a two-bedroom Queenslander-style caretaker's cottage.
Ray White Noosa's Rebecca Geldard is excited to be marketing such a holding, which goes to auction in-rooms next month under instructions from the receivers and managers.
"It's an outstanding property," she said. "You get views from all aspects as you are at the top."
Completed in 2000, the house has several pavilions, including a three-car garage and guest wing.
Sandstone steps lead down to the portico and courtyard. A rock archway leads to the side garden.
A two-metre-wide pivot door opens to radiant Tasmanian oak floors in the resort-style atrium foyer. Four steps down and you have bi-fold doors either side opening to the pool to the west and the garden courtyard to the east.
The wet-edge pool is a private oasis, with a pavilion for day beds and Cooroy Mountain right in front of you.
A powder room is nearby.
Another four steps down and you are in an amazing living area with stone fireplace, five metres of bi-fold doors to the east and 11m of stacker doors to the north.
The three-metre-wide timber deck wraps around from the lap section of the pool in the west to the coastal views in the south-east. You look over the lawns and trees screening the tennis court.
Ducted air-conditioning is installed but hardly required, judging by the way the house opens to the environment.
It's designed for easy living and entertaining, with a granite kitchen featuring a 900mm Ilve oven, gas cooktop, Miele integrated dishwasher and lattice-style doors to the pantry.
Everything opens out, yet you have private areas as well.
The staircase leads up to a study on the right with built-in cabinetry and four metres of timber-framed sliding doors to the east-facing balcony, which gives coastal views.
In the north-west wing the main bedroom opens to one of the best-positioned ensuites you could find. Butt-jointed glass lets you look from the double spa almost all the way to Gympie.
Just imagine soaking there at sunset.
The wide timber floors continue into the bedroom and walk-in wardrobe.
Sliding doors open to the north-facing balcony. The world is at your feet.
Another bedroom and bathroom are on this top level. Yet back on the ground floor there is also an office and rumpus-media room with bi-fold shutter doors looking down to the pool.
This is a sumptuous house yet not too big to live in or maintain. It has separate areas for the parents, for the children and for guests.
Standing there, you are lost in time.
Those last rays of the sun bathe the property in a soft light that reminds you of the classic Australian landscape paintings.
6 Bed, 4 Bath, Powder room, 3-Car garage, Pool
Features: Magnificent Paul Clout-designed residence in ridge-top position, facing north to the sea, 360-degree coastal and mountain outlook, 34.21ha with tennis court, pool, night-lit sealed driveway, two-bedroom caretaker cottage
Where: 98 Tumba Court
Price: Ray White Queensland auction in-rooms, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Friday June 29, at 10.30am
Agents: Rebecca Geldard and John Stamp at Ray White Noosa Hastings St
Contact: 0409 721 671, 0423 042 787
Inspection: Saturday and Sunday 11am-1pm
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