Blending with the surrounds

SITTING unobtrusively into the landscape, this ruggedly engineered coastal home takes its cue from the natural beauty of the surrounding vegetation, with two levels capturing light right along the open northern elevation.

A series of courtyards introduce and follow you along wide glass-edged corridors past four entry-level bedroom suites, with entertaining and dining domains facing the timber deck surrounds of a raised-wall seven-metre pool.

Awash of exposed aggregate in the broad driveway translates well to the rawness of stacked block walls framing courtyards, deep stain of a timber and glass door entry and the polished marble feel of concrete underfoot.

Native gardenia and coastal juniper line a bedroom facing the entry courtyard and lush heliconia form a rich contrast to the deep hue of exterior walls.

With the home centrally positioned down the east-west axis of the block, there is easy access to open lawn down one boundary and a security door link to large northern courtyards, utility areas and a bird of paradise lined pathway direct to expansive pool decks.

Light streams through clerestory windows and floor-depth butted glass in the main bedroom suite, glass louvres regulate a breeze and an exterior mounted sliding wall of fixed timber louvres accepts or blocks warming winter sun.

Ceilings are wonderfully high and the luxuriously detailed ensuite is replete with double vanities, floor-to-ceiling tiles and ingenious marine-grade stainless fittings on glass sliding panels.

The tactile nature of construction and interconnection of zoned living areas invites a "shoes off" experience, while double insulated walls and ceilings partner the thermal heating and cooling qualities of concrete floors.

Drawn along the light infused hall, the patina of beautifully tailored maple stairs join gallery-like spaces under 3m ceilings. They can be nicely isolated by the fingertip control of a double sliding door.

Fusing food and drink preparation with the ease of casual entertaining and dining, the kitchen houses a hip-height dishwasher, AEG wall ovens, gas hob, deep stainless sinks, soft-close cabinets, the deep grey of quartz bench tops, mosaic splashback and luxury of a sliding door scullery.

Sliding screens line a forest view room alongside a serene lounge and pool decks courtyards are alive in towering black bamboo and an under-storey of tree fern and iris.

Attention to detail, integrity of building materials and a gentle approach to the environment embrace the zen-like nature of this impressive Noosa residence.


5 Banksia Ave

4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car, Pool

Features: 1280sq m allotment, constructed 2015, reticulated courtyard gardens, double insulation, passive ventilation/heating, ducted air-conditioning, ceiling fans, polished concrete floors, eco glass, LED lighting, timber decks, study/fourth bedroom, 7m x 2.5m pool, solar outdoor shower, powder room, (approx) 25sq m storeroom/wine cellar, five-minute walk to Noosa Junction

Price: $2.1m

Agent: Nic Hunter at Tom Offermann Real Estate

Contact: 0421 785 512

Inspection: Saturday 12-12.30pm

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