$7 million slice of Noosa North Shore paradise hits market
One of Noosa's most envied lifestyle locations has a $7 million opening for those seeking reprieve from everyday hustle and bustle.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 2 Frying Pan Track on Noosa North Shore is just a short tinny ride from the eat streets of Gympie Tce and Hastings St.
The renovated 1049sq m two-storey house is setback just from the water overlooking Noosa's famous fishing spot the Frying Pan on 1.61ha of bushland.
Owners Andrew and Kate Hay shared their story with News Corp in 2018 about how they rescued a half-built shell of a house from ruin and turned it into a resort-style property, named Eden
They had bought it from a Singapore-based owner.
"When I saw the building in its original state, it was really about realising the original vision which was an unparalleled piece of paradise never to be repeated," Mr Hay said at the time.
"We wanted to use organic and natural materials, so we brought in a lot of natural stone, imported a lot of marble and timbers sympathetic to the landscape here.
"We laid a lot of lawn to give it a big tropical feel, big palm trees, it feels like a big tropical resort in Hawaii."
According to Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate, the home is already creating a tremendous amount of interest after recently listing with them.
Mr Hunter said with Easter coming up, the property would be heavily marketed nationwide.
"It's a perfect retreat especially during these Covid pandemic times … to have a complete escape," he said.
Mr Hunter expects keen competition especially from cashed-up Australian ex-pats looking to return home to live the good life in a part of the world heavily protect from overdevelopment.
"For ex-pats there's such a strong push now for Noosa and the surrounding Sunshine Coast -there's lots of them coming back," he said.
"It's like you're on an island when you're standing on it, it's like something out of the Bahamas," Mr Hunter said.
He said Eden had been finished to the highest standards by the Hays.
"It was done to sell, to add value to it and then put it on the market," Mr Hunter said.
"They enjoyed it for a period of time.
"As the time wore on, I think they became attached to it - it's going to be a hard thing to move on from."