House for sale
Mount Somerset/Lot 3 Syndicate Road,
3 3 2
BY OFFER TO PURCHASE
Mt SomersetNote: FOR SALE BY WRITTEN OFFER CLOSING 27TH OCTOBER UNLESS SOLD BEFOREHAND.
Built in 2016 to a practical, low maintenance, high sustainability design, the house represents the latest in technology and building standards and materials. Perched 200 metres above the rural landscape with views in every direction from every room, the home takes full advantage of its spectacular location.
Upstairs is a large open plan kitchen, dining, lounge with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors that open onto a large front patio and an even larger rear deck that leads onto a garden courtyard that includes a wood fired pizza oven and a fire pit. Upstairs also accommodates the impressive master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite that includes an outdoor Oasis spa. This entire upstairs / court yard space has unsurpassed views that extend 80 kms along the Coral Sea coastline, and include townships (including Port Douglas), rural landscapes and mountain ranges complete with spectacular waterfalls.
Downstairs houses 2 more king bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and en-suites that share the same views and open onto their own patios and a garden courtyard. A 1,200 bottle refrigerated wine cellar / cool room, Miele laundry and a large two car lockup garage complete the downstairs space.
Constructed predominantly from concrete, steel and glass there is no questioning the home's presence and longevity. Building materials were chosen specifically for three reasons; strength, low maintenance and visual appeal. The latest high quality materials that meet these objectives have been used throughout. For example the rear deck is Trex composite decking, the kitchen benches are Hi-Macs acrylic and the external cladding is Stramit architectural colour-bond steel cladding.
Yet furniture and decor soften and enhance the home's luxury, comfort and appeal. A neutral internal palette allows great flexibility with soft furnishings and decorations as well as provides a timeless decor that will not require modernisation with new interior design trends.
Sophisticated C-Bus / Wiser / Push Controls home automation adds to the simplicity of life offered, to the extent you rarely have to touch a light switch, a fan controller, a blind draw string or an air-conditioning remote. A four zone Bose / Sonos sound system, Smart TVs in the lounge and every bedroom, NBN fixed wireless broadband, integrated security system and electronic security gates complete the high spec easy to use operation. You can even monitor and control all automated functions via an iPhone or iPad from anywhere in the world you can connect to a phone or wifi network.
Mt Somerset is a local landmark that can be seen from many miles away just north of the historic Mossman township in Tropical North Queensland. It is centrally located to 5 star tourist destinations, resorts, restaurants, shopping and lifestyle options.
15 minutes to the south is Port Douglas, the step off port to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. 15 minutes to the north is the Daintree River ferry crossing, the step off point to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living Rainforest on the planet. And 15 to the west is The Atherton Tablelands that is home to historic outback towns, extensive plantations and unique tourist attractions.
Within 5-10 minutes of Mt Somerset are supermarkets, butchers, farmers markets, hospital and medical, dental, schools, banks, shops, restaurants, cafes, beaches, golf course, sporting grounds and much, much more.
Cairns is 75 minutes to the south where there is a domestic and international airport, a cruise ship terminal, an interstate train station and the full range of retail, commercial, hospital and medical facilities available in any major city.
With a year round warm tropical climate there is no best time of the year, it's all great. Yes, there is more rain in the summer months, usually late afternoon or overnight, but this means the waterfalls are the most spectacular and the landscape is the most green. The dryer winter months are always typified by warm sunny days (23-28 degrees) and cool nights (15-20 degrees). Yes, that's what we call winter, spectacular.
Spread over 76 hectares (190 acres) of tropical rainforest, at elevations up to 260m above the surrounding rural plains, Mt Somerset offers a totally unique lifestyle with views that will take your breath away at every turn. Visible from the property are local landmarks such as Thornton's Peak, Mt Demi, Black Mountain, High Falls, O'Donahue Falls, the Great Diving Range and the Coral Sea.
With over 5kms of well maintained roads, getting around by car and on foot is easy. Total privacy is assured because of the size of the property, the elevation, the lush tropical vegetation and the security gates.
For the energetic there is also a walking trail to the peak of Mt Somerset where the views over the Coral Sea range from Cape Kimberley to south of Cairns (over 100kms) and include Snapper Island, the Low Isles and Double Island.
There are several large cleared areas that are currently under sugar cane or simply being maintained for future development. Future development will not be complicated by the need to clear vegetation. Most of these cleared areas, and other uncleared areas, have great views over the sea, mountains and rural landscape.
At one elevated large cleared area, approx 300m from the main home, there is an existing rustic cabin where the owners often spent months at a time. It includes an internal area with a king bed and 2 recliners and an external undercover kitchen / dining area. There is solar power for the fridge, water pump, TV, radio and lights. Gas fuels the hot water, stove and BBQ. There is a 5,000 litre rainwater tank. There are also outbuildings that include a bathroom with shower, bath and bush toilet. Note, this is a "rustic" camp site, not the same luxury the home provides, but very suitable for family or guests who enjoy the great outdoors. There is over an acre of lawns for tents and / or caravans for travelling guests as well as ample room for large outdoor parties.
Mt Somerset can be a private lifestyle property for family and friends, or a tourism / business venture, or both.
If the current 3 bedroom home is not big enough for your family and friends there is ample opportunity for further development.
Note: FOR SALE BY WRITTEN OFFER CLOSING 27TH OCTOBER (if not sold prior).
Last updated: 07:05PM on Sep 12th 2017