The 6-star energy rating of this north-facing sustainable home is not to be outperformed by the 6-star views, which will knock your socks off.
Follow the avenue of olive trees that lead to the manicured gardens and decking of the main entrance where your first sighting of distinctive, twin-peaked Mt Eerwah will draw a wow' from even the most jaded of home-hunters. Resist, if you can, the pull of the mountain, and take in the beauty of the bamboo flooring that flows from the vestibule through the light-filled, open-plan lounge and media rooms, and into the dining room. Here, the wow' becomes a WOW' as the full scale of the mountain explodes into view through a bank of bifold doors that open out to a fantastic covered entertaining zone. With tinted glass on two sides, ceiling fans and remote-controlled blinds, your party won't be spoiled, whatever the weather. The tasteful kitchen enjoys the same glorious view. Here, the generous, latte-toned stone benchtop with waterfall edge is highlighted by the bright, white 2-pac cabinetry, all with soft-close drawers. The look is minimal and sleek, a look you'll have no trouble maintaining thanks to a fabulous large butler's pantry where the inevitably messy side of cooking can be kept out of sight. Siemens appliances include dishwasher, electric oven and stove top. The lighting is funky but practical.
Designed as three pavilions, this home offers many possibilities. Each pavilion is lockable, giving you the option of letting out one pavilion while retaining your privacy. The guest pavilion includes two large bedrooms separated by a bathroom, along with a spacious powder room and a tiled laundry with lots of storage. Both bedrooms are carpeted and come with plantation shutters, aircon, ceiling fans, built-in robes and majestic mountain views. The guest bathroom is white and bright with a big glass shower and a luxurious built-in bathtub that overlooks the rolling lawn. At the opposite end of the house, past a small, secluded deck, lies the third pavilion, the master retreat. The large master bedroom, with backlit feature wall, is oriented to the east, so you can greet the morning sun as you lie gazing at the mountain. The ensuite is sleek, stylish and flooded with light, with double vanity, huge shower and separate toilet. The large walk-in dressing room is bright and airy thanks to a north-facing window. A study with built-in storage could easily be used as a nursery, being next to the master bedroom. A small room currently used to house the video surveillance system and internet technology could be used as a wine vault.
Outside, the rear lawn rolls down to a small frontage of the North Maroochy River. The 25 varieties of fruit tree include Tahitian lime, blood orange, tangerine, even coffee. Five garden beds are ready for your veggie seedlings and the fire pit will have you kicking back with friends and family on starry nights. When the mercury rises, plunge into the cool waters of the private 1.6m-deep pool, and relax on the pool deck in the afternoon shade before you fire up the pizza oven. This is the life.
Features at a glance
- 300 m2 home including decks, on 4 acres - 6-star energy rating, 2013 build - steel construction with double insulated roof and insulated walls - aircon throughout, ducted in main pavilion; tinted glass throughout - wheelchair accessible throughout - wireless NBN; TV points in all bedrooms; video surveillance system - Biocycle wastewater system; heat pump hot water system - 3.8 kW solar system, 3 x 15,000 gals rainwater - 3-car garage plus workshop and lots of storage - 5m x 4m private pool, pizza oven, fire pit - potential to add separate 2-bed dwelling - established veggie gardens, landscaped gardens, tropical fruit trees - 2 mins Eumundi, 20 mins Noosa River, 30 mins Sunshine Coast airport