The Lake House in Noosa Retreat is a unique architecturally-designed quality home constructed in the Balinese style. Noosa Retreat is Noosa’s best-kept residential secret, yet is only minutes to the coffee houses, restaurants and designer shops of Noosa.
The house comprises a series of adjoined pavilions, with the master suite, living and dining areas, and huge (50 m2) timber deck, at the north-facing rear of the property. These areas look out over a low-maintenance tropical garden which has at its centre a generous-sized pool and a Bali hut. All offer spectacular views across a 7-acre lake which, in season, is a riot of colour, with water-lilies.
No expense has been spared in ensuring that the property capitalises to the max on its prestigious location as well as revealing its many individual features. These include Indonesian slate feature walls inside and out, polished timber floors, and high ceilings. The entertainer’s kitchen with stone worktops, ample storage and appliances, is at the heart of the home, enjoying views of the garden and pool. Glass louvre windows throughout, and fully-ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning ensure comfortable living for all seasons.
Sitting astride a 1/3rd-acre (1247 m2) level north-facing block, it is on the south side of the lake overlooking a thickly-wooded island, which is home to myriad birdlife, including the occasional fly-flo pelican. There is direct access to the lake, and at the water’s edge, the owners have built a bench to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and toast the sunset.
Offering an option of 4 or 5 spacious bedrooms, the 5th bedroom is currently configured as a study/office. The master bedroom boasts a substantial walk-in robe and a beautifully equipped en-suite bathroom with wet-room shower, which, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and plantation shutters, also offers stunning views across the garden and pool to the lake, where, on a cool spring morning you can lie in bed and watch the mist rising.
A large media room, adjacent to the master bedroom currently houses some of the owners’ book collection so is also a library, as well as a second study and morning TV lounge.
The guest bedrooms are in a separate wing of the house, linked to the main living areas by a corridor leading past a spacious study/fifth bedroom. In this wing, there are three good-size bedrooms, all served by a beautifully fitted-out central bathroom. In addition, a powder room and separate WC are located adjacent to the guest bathroom.
A studio has been professionally converted from the third garage, with fitted wall-to wall worktops, drawers and cupboard units. For the car enthusiast who doesn’t need this amenity the studio could easily be converted back for use as an extra car space, buggy garage or a man-shed.
With its spacious accommodation, easy-to-maintain level gardens, peaceful lakeside location and bushland outlook, this home will enable its new owners to enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle while benefitting from the property’s close proximity to everything that Noosa has to offer.
Noosa Retreat is like living in the Hinterland without having to move out of town. You are, quite literally, in the middle of your own private wildlife sanctuary. And if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the occasional kangaroo leaping down the road!
This is a substantial quality family home in a unique setting. With an abundance of accommodation and a choice of many and varied of configurations, the property will appeal to a discerning purchaser.
At a glance:
- 5 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- Media Room
- Polished timber floors
- Fully-ducted air conditioning
- 3-car garage
- Master bedroom with substantial walk-in robe/dressing room
- 9 x 4 pool
- Outdoor lighting