Queensland Villa 5239
This villa is located in: Island, Queensland, AustraliaClick to see bigger map
- Ocean Front
- Ocean View
- Air Conditioning
Push open this home's solid timber wooden door, slip on a kaftan and revel in uninterrupted views over the sublime turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands. Originally built as the private beach house for a Melbourne property developer.
This incredible home built has been built as a private holiday house, but is also leased to lucky honeymooners. It is considered in the ‘fairest of all' the island's best private residence. In fact, it could quite simply be the grandest of all accommodation on Hamilton Island, which in recent times has seen the introduction of a new level of ultra-sophisticated accommodation, previously unavailable on the island.
The Villas discreet host whisks your bags upstairs and while you look around. From the entrance a staircase leads down to the centre of the house, which features two huge pavilions on either side. A flowing water feature runs down the spine into a bubbling and inviting spa and infinity pool. Pietra Grigio marble is used throughout the house, creating a seamless look between indoor and outdoor spaces. And beyond is nothing but the azure blue of the Whitsunday Islands, like a surreal abstract painting, stretching all the way to the horizon. All conceptual space was planned by the owner who worked closely with Omiros Emmanouilides from O1A Architects and Melbourne interior designer Christopher Elliott to create a contemporary design, using natural materials that are relaxing to live in, while also taking full advantage of the house's knockout location.
The project was several years in the making. Understandably, the local council is strict about the type of development they allow on the island (given the controversial high rise buildings that feature on the island's main beach) and the Villas distinct curved roofline is far removed from the normal straight lines seen on other buildings. "In actual fact, the organic roofline is probably more sympathetic to the landscape than many of the island's other buildings," Chris Elliott explains, adding; "the villa was designed to have a sophisticated elegance without feeling precious, and without detracting from the incredible setting". Apart from its knockout location looking east over the Whitsundays, there's a lot more such T an open plan kitchen and adjoining dining area which seats 12, a separate living area with stunning Aboriginal artwork, custom made oversized lounge and groovy armchairs from Space Furniture. Upstairs there's a TV room with huge plasma screen for kicking back with a magazine, DVD or the soothing sounds of Dave Gray on the iPod, custom made rugs from Afghanistan, chic Dedon outdoor furniture and much more. There are also five luxurious guest rooms. It doesn't matter which you get - they're all lovely and generous in size - but honeymooners will revel in the vast master bedroom, which sits on its own level with king size bed, huge bathroom with classic egg bath, private bar, lounge area and a wrap around deck to kick back and take in the expansive views. At a flick of a remote, electronic blinds expose 360-degree water views. The four lower level bedrooms, with ocean or tropical garden views, each have their own open plan ensuite complete with Agape Spoon baths, Aesop toiletries, king size beds with luxurious linens, cow hide rugs and tropical flower arrangements featuring gorgeous Oriental Lillys.
Plus, and this is a seriously enticing proposition, you also get the use of the villas own private 42ft cruiser and skipper for a day of exploring the islands, strolling hand in hand along Whitehaven Beach, having an alfresco picnic in a secluded inlet, snorkelling or all of the above.