Miallo 172 Syndicate Road
Mt Somerset...Luxury Penthouse in the Rainforest
"Mt Somerset" is the most stunning, private and peaceful property in Far North Queensland on which you can build a unique lifestyle to suit your specific requirements.
Perched high on a mountaintop, nestled on almost 200 acres of natural tropical rainforest, this magnificent one-of-a-kind property has a panorama of stunning uninterrupted views over the Coral Sea, from Rocky Point, past Low Isles to Port Douglas and further down to Double Island and Cairns. To top off the unparalleled coastal scenery, the 180-degree mountain and waterfall views complete the 360-degree panoramas.
Mt Somerset is close to everything, yet completely private and serene. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, medical and commercial facilities, beaches, golf course, bowls and other sporting and entertainment activities. And right in the middle of the Far North Queensland jewels of the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands.
The newly built large, modern "penthouse in the rainforest" has every conceivable luxury, designed for minimum maintenance and maximum appeal and enjoyment
The views as you arrive at the residence will take your breath away; an entertainers' dream home, with many features designed with just that in mind. At the upper-level entrance, there is a large terrace with a fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven. This side of the home has a huge (120 sqm) undercover verandah with a gas barbecue, alfresco dining and sitting area overlooking the mountains, waterfalls and fire pit.
On this upper level, there is floor to ceiling glass sliding doors on both sides of the house giving you spectacular views from all rooms, full of natural light and capturing the breezes, perfect for the tropical climate.
The beautiful gourmet kitchen is sleek and modern, with large composite benchtops and plenty of storage. Free-flowing and open in design the spacious living area is separated from the kitchen and dining with an inviting bar. There is a guests' powder room servicing the living / entertaining areas.
The master bedroom suite is also on this level with walk-in robes and an impressive en-suite featuring twin basins and, not to miss out, you can shower overlooking the incredible vista south along the coast to Cairns.
An impressive undercover patio runs the full length of the house with an alfresco sitting area and opposite the Master bathroom, an Oasis hot tub. Indulge yourself with a glass of your favourite beverage while watching cruise ships and pleasure boats by day and relax and enjoy the glorious sunsets over the mountains and moon rises over the ocean by evening and night.
The lower level comprises two more king bedrooms both with en-suites and walk-in robes, a study, the laundry and the piece de resistance, an impressive 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar with second fridge/freezer. There is also a large guest bedroom / home theatre with an en-suite on this level as well as a double lockup garage and equipment and storage rooms.
This property is a highly efficient, low maintenance, self-sustained smart home. It is powered by a 15kw (60 panel) solar system, entirely off the grid with fully redundant dual inverters and battery banks (any single equipment failure and the system still generates and supplies ample power). There is also an 18kva backup generator in the unlikely event both sides fail simultaneously.
The fully automated and energy-efficient C-Bus home automation system which controls lights, fans, A/Cs, blinds, temperature and movement sensors are integrated to the audio/video systems, security system and power generation. This can all be monitored and controlled from anywhere in the world via iPhone or iPad (one device monitors and controls everything).
Even with all this technology and every luxury, there's no need to skimp on clean, free power, this is a highly sustainable and environmentally positive property.
A short distance from the main residence there is a rustic dwelling with bed / sitting room, camp kitchen, bathroom and toilet, with plenty of possibilities and options e.g. recreation hub, teenage retreat, caretaker's cottage, again with stunning water and mountain views. This area also includes acres of elevated, grassed flat land for further development of lifestyle facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis court, heli-pad, gardens, etc.
Features and inclusions:
3 king bedrooms with en-suites and walk-in robes, one with a study Large guest bedroom with home theatre and en-suite (or home office or gym) Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen / bar Jaw-dropping views from every room Newly built with modern styling & neutral decor Designed and engineered to maximise the site with minimal maintenance Over 600 sqm indoor and outdoor living areas 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar Oasis hot tub with integrated heat pump Wood-fired pizza oven and fire pit Sophisticated home automation & security Five smart televisions (4K UHD in the lounge and home theatre) Five-zone (13 speakers) Sonos / Bose home entertainment / music streaming system NBN Fixed Wireless internet with high-speed ethernet Fully air-conditioned and ceiling fans throughout Fully furnished and equipped indoors and out, nothing to spend 15kw off-grid solar system with battery storage and backup generator - no electricity bills 150,000 litre rainwater tanks - no water bills Separate rustic cottage with bed / sitting room, camp kitchen, bathroom and toilet Large unenclosed shed and solar-powered security gates at entry Over 5 kms of well maintained all-weather driveways and tracks (partly bituminised) Established fruit orchard (mangoes, lychee, avocado, various citrus) New 130 sqm 5 bay implement shed (one bay closed in for storage) with • Acres of elevated flat grassed areas for further lifestyle development (e.g. swimming pool, tennis court, heli-pad, gardens, etc)
Open TimesPlease contact Barbara Wolveridge to arrange an appointment.
- Land area approx 765600sqm
- Carports 4
- Built In Wardrobes
- Garages 2
- Air Conditioning