Luxe renovation brings new life

SITTING proudly at the top of the court, this designer's own home is fresh from a renovation that was closer to a re-build. The site, the view and position deserved it.

The result is a level of detail, finish and innovative use of materials and workmanship rarely displayed.

And it comes with a rare combination of wide coastal views, privacy and seclusion teamed with 0.61ha of useable land. Poincianas and palm trees are along the driveway leading up from the road and scattered throughout the lawn area.

The front of the house pushes forward to meet you … like a mountain chalet with a wall of glass reaching right to the gable roofline. The windows and stacker doors open to the front deck which looks straight out to the coastline and the bushland of the Noosa plains.

The house has been positioned and sited to take advantage of a north-easterly aspect, while encompassing truly breathtaking ocean views from Noosa's Laguna Bay and river mouth, stretching along the coast taking in Peregian Beach and the expanse of Lake Weyba, and continuing all the way to Coolum Beach with Mount Coolum in the distance. Almost every room captures the view and most have direct access to the timber decks.

Marketing agent Kirsten von Homeyer said a mix of local and imported custom milled timbers provide seamless integration between old and new.

Deep exposed structural timbers and handcrafted stone work offer beautiful texture, while the soaring red cedar-lined ceilings, solid hardwood floors and cleverly zoned open spaces provide a warmth and intimacy that belies its size.

You are aware of this sense of space right from the double-door entry. The raked cedar ceilings, hardwood floors, split level living with the stone fireplace as a focal point.

The formal dining looks over the spacious living areas, with room for billiard table, the fireplace, lounge and cathedral-style windows. Stacker doors open to the deck which wraps around to the north east and wider decking for entertaining.

Just imagine sitting out here and watching the moon rise over the ocean. Stone benchtops are used in the kitchen which comes with two separate pantries, a wide island bench as well as a welcoming servery, twin squared industrial-style sinks, Fisher and Paykel stainless steel dishwasher, Smeg 900mm oven and six-burner gas top plus ice-maker fridge.

It's a very commanding position, looking over the living areas as well as the deck and taking in the views. A separate breakfast bar is off the casual dining area which features another stone feature wall.

There is great circulation space as this area opens out to a garden terrace with the saltwater swimming pool set up the slope, along with a pavilion and tennis court. The terrace is a cleverly designed area as you can enjoy it in any time or season.

Timber floors continue from the living areas into a hallway leading to the bedrooms and laundry. There is a real homestead or farmhouse style to it with good light from the bedrooms opening to the deck. Ceiling fans are fitted and there is a timber panelled look to the walls and ceilings.

Twin vanities are in the central bathroom which comes with spa bath. A guest bedroom at the northern end is nice and big with its own lounge area and walk-in wardrobe as well as ensuite with frameless glass on the walk-in shower.

What could be a fifth bedroom, office or sitting room is at the back - brick walled, tiled, with its own ensuite and opening to the garden terrace.

Rosewood stairs lead up to the main bedroom suite with a study area then the carpeted bedroom. Louvre windows are to the east with views from Coolum to Noosa outlook, and there is a corner window seat as well as walk-in wardrobe.

Twin vanities sit on the marble benchtops in the ensuite, tapware jutting from the mirrors, a stand-alone bathtub with louvre windows to open up the view. The good-sized walk-in shower is fully tiled so no glass to worry about.

Attention to detail and an uncompromising focus on quality have created a home which remains true to the heritage of the building while giving it a timeless modern ambience.



4+ Bed, 4 Bath, 5 Car

Features: Beautifully positioned house on 0.61ha (1.52acres) with north-easterly aspect, swimming pool, pavilion and tennis court, cedar-lined ceilings, hardwood floors, rock feature walls, fireplace, wrap-around decks

Price: $1.69 million

Agent: Kirsten von Homeyer of Hinternoosa

Contact: 0419 046 823

Inspection: Saturday 12-12.30pm


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