68 Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads
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Irresistible Riverfront Indulgence on Noosa ParadeIt is irrefutable. The Holy Grail of Noosa Parade is a 700-metre row of only 36 homes, a coveted absolute riverfront address, almost on the doorstep of glamorous Hastings Street.
Boasting incredible gun-barrel views which are never compromised and enjoying a northerly aspect across a wide and tranquil reach of the Noosa River to a pristine stretch of bushland, is an incomparable uber-luxury residence. The ambitious work of formidable quality, and genius design, is a tribute to its location and the natural environment, yet it perfectly distils sophistication and simplicity.
Entry is via a courtyard with evergreen sasanqua camellias, pavers set in water and a double-height wall with giant pivoting timber door evoking privacy and mystery. Open to reveal a 2-storey wedge fanning out ultimately to the wide frontage of the deep blue river with nature's ever-changing visual tableaux. A remarkable sight.
Take a deep breath. Boundless multiple living and dining areas, of varying scale and mood, have soaring double height ceilings. The considered design includes exuberant angles, lines and what appears to be endless white beech timber flooring, also ceiling and screen battens. Obviously take their cue from a mega yacht.
Predominantly neutral tones mimicking nature are accented by rosewood detailing within spotted gum custom joinery, an eye-catching floor-to-ceiling wall in various polished and coloured concrete finishes, the latest designer furniture, rugs and accessories, banks of gas-strut windows and disappearing sliders stretching the width of the northern side divulge unimpeded connections to the river views from most rooms.
Blurring the lines naturally from indoors to out exemplifying the adage of living loving the good life every day, is a massive entertaining terrace with bar, outdoor kitchen and adjustable shutters for privacy. Next level alfresco is the pool with spa, suspended from the terrace. Jump into the motorboat moored at the jetty and spend the day fishing in the upper reaches of the Noosa River near the Everglades.
From the timber river terrace which extends from the palm and frangipani-fringed garden, and sandstone-edged revetment wall, launch paddle boards and canoes which can be conveniently stowed in large storerooms either side of the residence.
Alternatively comfy seating is the obvious place to drink in the moody theatrics at sunset, as the fiery vermillion orb is replaced by the moon's glow mirrored over the indigo-hued Noosa River.
It is obvious, the up-to-the-minute kitchen with green Brazilian granite island breakfast bar and stainless-steel bench top, has all the latest appliances and every accoutrement desired by the consummate entertainer.
Infused in the masterpiece is a media room with doors opening to the main terrace, plus two generous-sized bedrooms and a bathroom flank the eastern side. A distinctive staircase with wedge-shaped sandy textured treads, leads to a mezzanine-style podium with bold repurposed timber from Brisbane's Hamilton wharves.
Step into the blissful dream zone. Similar to downstairs in size are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the east side, taking pride of place in the south wing is a master-style bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, while in the north-wing is the king-of-kings master retreat. Everything from the bedroom and sitting room spaces, office area and ensuite to the walk-in robe is seriously elegant, and oversize just like the undercover terrace and those magical views.
This is indisputable luxury on tap, and the future owner need only bring a toothbrush and a suitcase or two. Everything else has been taken care of, from custom furniture and artworks to towels by the pool, crockery in the kitchen, and beautiful beds. Enough to make you sigh. Investment potential is increased thanks to the Noosa Shire Council's approval for short-term letting.
"There's simply nothing like living or investing in a flawless sparkling diamond, located in the privileged, private front row on the waterfront," enthuses Tom Offermann "plus it's only a five-minute walk to Hastings Street's beachside restaurants, cafes and bars,"
"Turn right at the front gate and it is less than five minutes to Ricky's Restaurant & Riverbar along Noosa Parade.
"Three sales of prestige waterfront properties in the 700-metre row of Noosa Parade in the last several months are a clear indication of the immense appeal for this highly sought-after address."
Facts & Features:
• Land Size: 611m2
• House Size: 661m2
• Waterfrontage: 20m north-facing; jetty 4.6m x 3m; river terrace 6.1m 3.8m w seating; pool 4.8m x 3m
• Architects/Builder: Tim Ditchfield & David Withers/ Klar Konstructions' Vaino Klar; completed 2004
• Materials: white beech flooring, ceiling & screen battens noted for durability; custom rosewood feature detailing within spotted gum joinery & cabinetry; feature wall of various coloured & polished concrete; upstairs podium timbers recycled from Brisbane's Hamilton wharves; dble coloured glazing for glare control, temperature & sound insulation.
• About: ducted aircon; latest security/technology – recent major upgrade including complete replacement of all the air conditioning systems, security systems and electronics; 2-car garage w 3rd space for golf buggy/jet ski; Noosa Shire Council approval for short-term letting
• Kitchen: galley-style; Brazilian granite topped 3.5m island/breakfast bar; stainless steel prep bench; 2-pac cabinetry w glass & stainless-steel fronts; walk-in pantry + appliance cupboard; 2 x Mile ovens, cooktop, dishwasher; Fisher & Paykel 3-door fridge; Zip hydro tap; custom wine storage & servery/books; out