Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Marketed ByQueensland Sotheby's International Realty
A stunning, architectural, fully sustainable residence, designed with traditional Feng Shui principles, has come available for sale in the Currumbin Eco Village. Featured in Sanctuary magazine as a 'Modern Green Home' this dwelling offers an impeccably designed and sustainably built home, essential for well-being, good health and living in harmony with nature. There are a plethora of essential amenities close by, including an organic grocer, local produce café and village day spa, and with all the Gold Coast has to offer just down the road. In addition, the property also presents the potential for dual rental income or to be used as a retreat space.
From the moment you walk into this two-level, three-bedroom gem of a home on 3587sqm of pristine land, you get a strong sense of peaceful tranquility, and connection to the green canopy aspect. You may wonder if it has anything to do with the timber floorboards, originally telegraph poles. Or is it due to the hardwired internet cabling meaning wifi is not required – or perhaps it is the 7.5 star NatHERS energy rating of the house
The home is designed for passive cooling in summer and passive winter solar gain, utilising recycled blockwork walls, rendered with natural clay and an aggregate of wheaten chaff to provide excellent thermal mass within the home. The home faces north and provides excellent insulation and ventilation - this means that other than ceiling fans the house almost never requires active heating or cooling. The building is fitted out with an 8.3kW grid connected solar system, which generally more than offsets the electrical consumption, meaning most electricity bills are a credit. The Delta hybrid inverter is the only one on the market that will continue to supply power to the house even if the electricity grid is down.
The home offers an open plan kitchen with a lower ceiling, intentionally designed to create a cosy feeling of hearth in contrast to the higher ceilings of the living/dining area. The bathroom, with three sides of glass is simple yet stunning. And, if a little ambient music is called for, one can utilise the in-built speakers positioned in the living room, dining room, bathroom and master bedroom. The window placement offers a connection to nature in multiple directions, capturing and maximising the best aspect of the light.
This little gem bestows two 22,500 litre rainwater tanks and a 10,000 litre rainwater tank for fire-fighting, and on-site wastewater system with irrigation field. The home also comes with the H2O Pureplus system, an advanced secondary treatment wastewater system with nutrient reduction.
Upon the land you will also be delighted to find a vegetable garden with raised beds and a hobby orchard, offering an established fruiting finger lime bushel, a macadamia tree, and younger trees (including mulberry, mango, japoticaba, grumichama, orange, tangerine and black sapoti). If you wander just down the track off to the side of the property you will find a creek and watering hole oasis as beautiful as any national park, to swim in, meditate or let children play.
Once you step into this home, the rest of the human world all but disappears. Yet the community of like-minded people offers regular activities including yoga, qigong, dance, games nights, craft get-togethers, bushcare and annual events such as the Village cricket match or 'Backyard Christmas'.
Marketed ByQueensland Sotheby's International Realty
The Property Features • Two level, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, on 3587sqm of pristine land • Dual living with potential as a rental or as a retreat venue, both income- generating • 55,000 litres of rain tank water• 8.3kW mains connected solar system, comprising of a 6.8kW system with a Delta Hybrid E5 inverter and a 1.5kW system with an Eversol TL1500AS inverter. Unlike most inverters, the Delta inverter will work even if the electricity grid is down. Batteries can be easily added to the inverter• Solar hot water with a gas booster• Whole house water filter• Multiple hardwired internet ports in each room, alleviating the need for wifi• Vegetable garden with 4 raised beds and 3 ground level beds – all organic and chemical free• Hobby orchard with fruiting finger lime bushel and macadamia tree, and younger mulberry, mango, japoticaba, grumichama, orange, tangerine and black sapoti trees• Architectural passive solar design for optimum function and beautiful form• Materials used are premium quality, natural, recycled, sourced locally• Creek which flows into a water hole less than 100 meters away• Like-minded community with many social, sporting and environmental activities and eventsLocation proximations• Situated in the world class Currumbin Ecovillage Estate with a community heated swimming pool, library, hall, gym, pizza oven, recycling centre, nature trails, half court, sports field, community gardens and more. To find out more go to: www.theecovillage.com.au• A stroll to local amenities at Currumbin such as Pasture & Co cafe, Ground organic wholefoods outlet, The Curated Space selling locally produced gifts and The Bathhouse https://www.groundcurrumbin.com.au/• A short drive to schools, shopping centres, restaurants, services clubs, sports grounds• Wildlife Conservation Area• 15 minutes to Currumbin Beach• 15 minutes to popular cafés and amenities • 20 minutes to Burleigh Beach• 20 minutes to Gold Coast airport• 50 minutes to Byron BayEven though you will feel like you are miles away from a busy lifestyle, this residence is only 10 minutes from a major shopping complex and under 15 minutes to famous Gold Coast beaches.