52 Tait Street, Tewantin, Queensland 4565
A PLANTATION STYLE TROPHY HOME BEYOND COMPARE
Nestled discreetly by the banks of the Noosa River near Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island is an all white, two storey plantation style house with 3 metre wide wrap around verandas.
Set high on the site to catch the soft river breezes, it overlooks the river on one side and a large lily-filled lake on the other. 3.2 acres of beautiful botanic gardens contain rainforest and a grass tennis court, a pavilion on one side of the lake and a timber bar on a stretch of white sandy beach on the other, accessed by a Monet style bridge - altogether making the very definition of “trophy property”.
Wide timber stairs to the front veranda bring you to the entry of this beautiful home with an interior worthy of an India Hicks publication. Solid timber brush box flooring, high ceilings with fans and wide VJ boards lend an unmistakable air of the tropics.
The floor plan is simple and flowing, allowing views out to all aspects of the gardens. At the centre of the home is the large eat-in kitchen with ceiling height cupboards, walk-in pantry and island bar. Adjacent are the living and dining areas featuring elegant French doors opening on to an enormous sunny timber deck. A path from here leads you to the gazebo with views over the river, or simply sit beneath the two old giant mango trees and watch the river go by.
A bedroom, home office, bathroom, laundry and separate powder room complete the downstairs layout.
A rich dark timber staircase takes you up to the second floor. Here you’ll find another 4 bedrooms, 3 with French doors to verandas. The master suite has 2 large walk-in robes, both leading through to separate, beautifully tiled glass free bathrooms – with the ensuite featuring a deep claw foot bath.
Step out onto the upstairs veranda where you can fully appreciate the beauty of this property. Look down over the lake towards a Monet style bridge, or to the right, where you’ll find a white sandy beach featuring an authentic island-style beach bar – “The Green Parrot” – for your best beach bbq’s ever. Beyond the lake is a large lawned park area currently used for grass tennis but could just as easily be used for cricket, golf practice or running the dog. The park sits amidst a private tropical rainforest complete with gingers, vines and bromeliads. If you look up you might spot one of several koalas that regularly pass through the property, due to an abundance of koala feeding trees.
The home is on town water, however, due to 20 years of careful plant selection, the garden is very self-sustaining and uses little water.
Set in a private enclave and accessed by a drive used by only one other neighbour, this remarkable property has never before been offered for sale.
“The Lake House” is a true trophy home for very privileged buyers.
- Bedroom: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Garaging: 2
- Land Size: 3.2 acres
- Garden Shed
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Tennis Court