Located high in the temperate climate of Julatten and at the foot of Mt Lewis, this exclusive property is only 40 minutes’ drive from Port Douglas in tropical north Queensland and an easy commute to the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns International Airport.
Meticulously styled, the main residence has been built with considerable thought, vision and attention to detail and offers approximately 550m2 of living under-roof, sited on just over 1.5Ha of freehold.
Majestic cathedral ceilings offset the massive open plan living areas, adorned with Balinese and Indonesian wall carvings, hand carved doorways and ornate water features. The main living room features towering glass windows with a backdrop of stunning gardens and water features that provide a sense of grandeur upon entering. The rendered block walls and part pole construction support the high ceilings which are lined with finely woven bamboo matting for that tropical touch.
There are four bedrooms (master with ensuite), three of which lead onto the terracotta tiled patios that surround the house on three sides. The chef’s kitchen offers quality appliances throughout including a 5 burner gas range, a walk-through pantry and the choice to serve to the spacious indoor dining room or the enormous outdoor entertaining area with high vaulted ceiling and tropical atmosphere. The open plan outdoor entertainment area is ideal for large family gatherings, conventions, weddings, or just enjoy the ambient space to chill out. There is also an undercover BBQ area with plumbed-in gas.
Entertaining is further supported by an additional living area to the rear of the house, connected via the library and massage/treatments rooms. There are Daikin air-conditioners and a CardiffAir natural cooling system.
Separate to the main house, a dedicated art gallery is ready for an exhibition with hanging fixtures and lighting in place, though it would be equally suited for workshops and other activities. There is also another air-conditioned shed which is currently set up as a boot maker’s studio, plus this extends into a designated gardener’s shed and a tool shed.
There are two water tanks, one which is gravity fed to the house; the other is bore water and solar operated plus there are two new pumps on standby. The house is well equipped on the communications front with separate lines for phone, fax and internet via Sky Mesh satellite.
Beyond the already impressive improvements, the property includes tropical gardens, exotic fruit trees, is bound by two perennial creeks (Bushy and Nissen), abundant flora and fauna, and all accessed by well-maintained walkways that weave through a Garden of Eden.
The two freshwater ponds on the property are fed by a solar activated fountain that creates a small artificial stream that flows under the “Monet” bridge which provides access to the art gallery surrounded by gardens of exotic tropical flowers and fruits: Chocolate Sapote, White Sapote, Mango, Custard Apple, Wampee, Kaffir Lime, Lemon, Tangelo, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Mandarin, Lau Lau, Jaboticaba, Grumichama, Soursop, Abiu, Carumbola, Velvet Apple, Pawpaw, Banana, Coffee, Cacoa, Mangostene, Rose Apple, Dragon Fruit, Coconut and Strawberry Guava.
This property will suit discerning, entrepreneurial buyers seeking an exclusive and private lifestyle and/or business opportunity. The unique environment and natural outdoor setting are inspirational to artistic and creative pursuits, ideal as a retreat, bird watchers’ sanctuary, flora and fauna workshops, art, health or healing centre, weddings and other business opportunities that would benefit from the idyllic setting.
To enquire on this unique opportunity, call Paula 0409 267 756 for details and to arrange your private inspection.
- Air Conditioning
- Built-in Wardrobes
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Rumpus Room
- Split System Air Conditioning