The demand for living in Noosa Heads is almost insatiable. Easy to see why when just 5-minutes from sophisticated Hastings Street, statement gates customised with 'Royal Palms' in the ironwork open to fully reveal a wide circular driveway. It is fringed by magnificent palms, strelitzias and frangipanis, has a tall urn water feature as a centrepiece and a porte-cochere to complement the modern classic inspiration of the all-white residence.
As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. How true. Step inside the lobby-like entrance and sense an effervescent personality throughout the wider-than-wide imposing indoor living spaces, as the eye takes you to the vaulted ceilings throughout which effect maximum natural light. Look beyond as the extra-large land fans out to an extraordinary U-shape with a lush flora and fauna-filled nature reserve as the backdrop.
The al fresco concept has been totally reimagined with the centre of attention a 10-metre long azure pool, super-wide surrounding terraces of Italian tiles plus a manicured lawn edged with sub-tropical plants.
Sprawling a 2,100m2 site (over .5-acres in old money), ensured there was plenty of space with all the main areas outdoors and gaining the northerly aspect off the seemingly transparent transition from the open plan indoor living and dining spaces.
With the vast covered area of outdoor kitchen, fridge and gas barbeque with wok burner, plus pizza oven, wood-fired barbeque, smoker and produce from nearby raised herb and garden beds, think lunches and dinners for 90 or stand-up events for all occasions. If that's not enough the auto gas-lift window acts as a servery from the commercial-style cream-hued kitchen with long stone-covered benches, multiple latest appliances of ovens, steamers and hobs, a butler's pantry and every cook's dream, a walk-in cool room/wine cellar.
Royal Palms really is evocative of boutique resort in every way. The massive television in the lounge looks as though it was specially designed to fit the curved wall and there are degrees of size, when it comes to large master suites. Two on the main level have an ensuite and access to the garden or the pool; one upstairs has a lounge/study area, a private balcony overlooking the pool, walk-in robe plus spa in the ensuite; while taking the cake and the soap for sumptuousness is a mega master upstairs in the north wing. There's a balcony on the pool side, the walk-in robe is outstanding and even larger is the bathroom with double walk-in shower, two toilets, bidets and a spa bath.
Looking for the piece de resistance? How about the entertainment wing starting with the seriously good looking 5-metre island bar with 7-metre wall cabinetry custom-built in scented solid maple, Jarrah and granite plus feature lighting, dishwasher and microwave. Family members call it the New York Bar. Easy to see why especially after spent at the billiard table in the adjoining sports lounge or maybe a watching a thriller in the 12-seater home theatre which also has a library.
"Habitat Estate has long been the benchmark for prestigious living on acreage so close to everything Noosa Heads," remarks Tom Offermann Real Estate agent Cathy Fraser. "It's 5-minutes to Hastings Street, close to Noosa Junction, has a nature reserve and the waterways of Lake Weyba on its doorstep plus golfers will be happy with its proximity to the championship course at the Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort.
"When only the best will do, this is it, an extraordinarily well, Stephen Kidd architecturally designed, high-quality home for a family even a multi-generational family or an astute investor in the second-to-none Noosa Heads location with its enviable postcode of 4567."
Facts & Features: Land Size: 2,100mÂ² House Area: 720m2 Stephen Kidd architecturally designed home Garaging/parking: 2 + adjustable storage racks; 2 onsite parking; side access for boat/caravan Pool: 10m solar heated; 2 x 4m 360degree umbrellas Solar: 48 panels; 12Kw Security: auto gate, back-to-base alarm Speakers: Bose wired throughout Bathrooms: spa bath, 2 bidets/toilets& triple shower in master Walk-in Robe: master - 6mx4m Aircon: ducted Entertainment Wing: custom-built 5m island bar + 7m wall cabinetry, feature lighting, Miele dishwasher & microwave; 12-seater home theatre with projector & screen, 5-way surround sound + library: sports lounge with billiard table Alfresco Entertaining: 200m undercover, Italian porcelain tiles; BBQ, smoker, wood-fired pizza oven, bar fridge, outdoor kitchen; gas BBQ & wok; auto gas-lift window Kitchen: Swiss V-Zug pyrolytic dble ovens, combi steamers, warming drawers/slow cookers, 6 burner induction hob + induction wok;Hydro Tap (hot, chilled, sparkling); butler's pantry; feature lighting Cool room: incl 3,000 bottle cellar & catering storage Laundry: vacumaid, storage, outside - drying area & raised beds for herbs Water Tank: 1,000L