Miallo 172 Syndicate Road
Mt Somerset...Luxury Penthouse in the Rainforest
"Mt Somerset" is a stunning, private property in Far North Queensland where you can enjoy a unique lifestyle. A family home, home office, home schooling, multi-generation family compound, lifestyle resort, eco sanctuary, you name it.
Perched high on a mountaintop, surrounded by almost 200 acres of natural tropical rainforest, complete privacy is assured. This one-of-a-kind property has stunning uninterrupted views over the Coral Sea, Low Isles, Port Douglas and along the coast and ranges to Cairns. To top off the unparalleled coastal scenery, the mountain and waterfall views complete the dramatic 360-degree panoramas.
Features and fittings include:
Huge open plan lounge / dining / kitchen / bar 3 king bedrooms with en-suites and walk-in robes, one with a study Large home theatre with 85" Smart TV, surround sound and powered recliners Guest bedroom with en-suite (and/or home office or gym) 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar Oasis hot tub with integrated heat pump Over 600 sqm indoor and outdoor living areas under main roof, fully furnished Fully air-conditioned and ceiling fans throughout Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors throughout with flat transitions, screens, electric blinds and jaw-dropping views from every room Newly built with modern styling & neutral decor Designed, engineered and built to maximise the site with minimal maintenance NBN Fixed Wireless high-speed internet Sophisticated C-Bus and Control4 home automation Five smart TVs (4K UHD in the lounge and home theatre) with Foxtel Five-zone (14 speakers) Sonos / Bose audio Wood-fired pizza oven and fire pit Fully automated 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 bush toilet New 130 sqm 5 bay implement shed (one bay closed in for storage) Solar powered security gates Over 5 kms of well-maintained all-weather driveways and tracks (partly bituminised) Established fruit orchard (mangoes, lychee, avocado, citrus) Acres of elevated flat grassed areas for further lifestyle development (e.g. swimming pool, tennis court, heli-pad, gardens, etc) John Deere mower / tractor with loader, sprayer and trailer Toyota Landcruiser ute with tipper trayMt Somerset is close to everything, yet completely private and serene. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, medical and commercial facilities, beaches, golf courses, bowls and other sporting and entertainment activities. And it is right in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands and historic outback towns. The newly built "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. There is vehicle access to and parking on both levels of the house providing easy access to all areas.
At the upper level, there is a large courtyard with a fire pit and wood-fired pizza oven overlooked by a huge (120 sqm) undercover verandah with a gas barbecue, alfresco dining and sitting areas to take in the mountains, waterfalls and coastal views.
Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors on both sides allow 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 bench tops and plenty of storage. Free-flowing and open in design the spacious living area includes an inviting bar. A powder room services the living / entertaining areas.
The master bedroom suite is also on the upper level with walk-in robes and an impressive en-suite featuring twin basins and a shower overlooking the incredible views along the coast.
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 in the evening.
The brand new huge home theatre / home office / gymnasium with an en-suite is on the lower level. This room also doubles as a guests' bedroom. Also on the lower level are two more king bedrooms, both with en-suites and walk-in robes, a study, an impressive 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar with second fridge/freezer, laundry, double lockup garage and equipment and storage rooms.
This is a highly energy 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. There is also an 18kva backup generator that takes over automatically in the unlikely event both banks fail simultaneously or if the sun doesn't shine.
The fully automated and energy-efficient C-Bus / Control4 home automation system controls lights, fans, A/Cs, blinds, temperature and movement sensors, and all audio/video and security systems. The home can be monitored and controlled from anywhere in the world via iPhone or iPad
A short walk from the main residence is a rustic dwelling with bed / sitting room, camp kitchen, bathroom and bush toilet, with plenty of possibilities and options e.g. recreation hub, teenage retreat, school house, caretaker's cottage, again with stunning water and mountain views. This area also includes the orchard and acres of elevated, grassed flat land for further development of lifestyle facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis court, heli-pad, gardens, etc.
This is truly a unique property, with absolutely nothing to do or spend to move in and start living the lifestyle.
Open TimesPlease contact Barbara Wolveridge to arrange an appointment.
- Land area approx 765600sqm
- Air Conditioning
- Built In Wardrobes
- Carports 4
- Garages 2