Quintessentially Cairns' combining a modern aesthetic that is beautifully suited to the tropical climate. This "Balay" designed and "Ash Moseley Homes" built residence won the Master Builders 2020 Individual Home and 2020 House of The Year and is the epitome of waterfront living. A literal blend of indoors and outdoors, beyond the normal limit, taking complete advantage of the extravagant Ragamuffin Quay position the only "Island" within Bluewater Harbour Estate.
A few main feature highlights;
✅ unique waterfront home with direct access to GBR
✅ 15m pontoon to suit boat up to 40-50 ft (check with Ash on this)
✅ 4 bed plus study
✅ 2 bathrooms and Powder Room
✅ swimming Pool
✅ fully landscaped with u/g reticulation
✅ custom designed with high ceilings
✅ garage and basement to house 7vehicle
✅ full home automation etc….
“Coastal Chic’ describes this spacious residence, a superb marriage of complex design with timeless, relaxed and elegant finishes. Privacy is assured with courtyards located each side of a floor to ceiling glassed hallway, providing a link between the bedrooms and the living areas. These courtyards feature a swimming pool and lush landscaping, bringing the outdoors in through expansive glazing and hi-lite louvres for cross-ventilation. Externally, the impressive façade, steeply pitched roofline and wide overhanging eaves up to 1.5m provide both street and waterfront appeal. Coastal tones using white, grey, blue and green balance beautifully with the contrast of light oak timbers, stormy grey concrete roof tiles and polished exposed concrete step landings.
Entry to the home is gained by a central staircase, flanked by coastal gardens, a double garage at street level and basement car parking for 5 vehicles and storage below ground. Painted timber slatted detailing combined with a subtle blend of expressed and recessed rendered walls give this home instant street appeal. The impressive double height entrance has an airy, nautical feel and showcases an oversized centre pivot door, Austint green glazing and natural Alpine stone cladding.
Internally, coastal elements are repeated with light Oak timber slatted features, handrails and T&G flooring, light grey polished porcelain floor tiles and loop pile carpet for textural interest. Large Onyx porcelain wall panelling and glass mosaic tiles feature in wet areas, combined with built in cabinetry flush with walls and providing hidden storage with mirrored door fronts.
With its views of the waterfront and the courtyards, the Kitchen is an open Café style design; venturing away from the norm, the walk-in pantry disdains walls and doors and boldly displays open shelving, an overhead hangar above the downdraft range-hood, glass splash-back tiles, and Neolith stone bench-tops and panellised fronts with polished grooves and mitred corners.
The luxury of space, changes in levels and interesting finishes and textures make this a liveable, unique home. Hidden steel fixings encased in Oak timber flooring provide solid support for the cantilevered steps in the entry foyer. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with 2 separate powder rooms exude a Zen feel. The Apaiser natural stone basins resemble a lotus flower and the polished nickel ‘Australian made’ tapwear compliments the glass and porcelain tiles beautifully. A separate office accessible near the entry is strategically placed so visitors have views of the interior vaulted ceilings and structural pillars with expansive glazing. A sunken lounge and spacious terrace and pool deck are all accessible to the open plan living area, and large glass doors slide away within pocket cavities within the external walls. A tackle room underneath the terrace has a 2.1m head height and provides direct access to the 15m exclusive use pontoon. The pool and landscaped areas mimic a coastal vibe with a hint of Alpine, with their combination of plant species and subtle colours.
The 35 degree pavilion roof over the living area was actually erected completely on the ground before being craned into position, whilst the roofline over the terrace appears to cantilever over a great expanse and supported by a single pillar, a technical engineering feat in itself. Installation of harness fixings to the high roof areas allows for safe cleaning and upkeep of glazing. Solar sky lights provide natural light to the WIR and ensuite and solar power panels are an effective energy saver for the household.
This is indisputable luxury on tap,"There's simply nothing like living or investing in a flawless sparkling diamond, located in the privileged, private front row on the waterfront," enthuses agent Nathan Shingles
A few more items of interest;
18.2 meters of waterfrontage
Solar Design – 6.6kw premium system using SolarEdge inverter, this system has optimised panels and installed to the flat roof over the sunken lounge room. Has the added advantage of being battery compatible.
Energy Efficient – Grundfos in-line water pump to ensure very good water pressure to all outlets in
the house, especially if showers are being used simultaneously and for general hosing. Pump
installed to large pits in the basement for potential flooding.
Two bathrooms and two powder rooms
All fixtures and fittings minimal consumption of energy, this includes plumbing fixtures (all Australian
made) European appliances (2 x Pyrolytic self-cleaning ovens with microwave and steam; Induction
downdraft rangehood; fully integrated dishwasher and Evolution 200 insinkerator, Zip Hydrotap with
boiling and chilled water; All lighting is LED, low energy consumption. Feature Italian pendant lights,
all LED (low energy lighting).
C-Bus Home Automation, controlled by a phone app, and Camera security (4 cameras, 2 to the street
façade and 2 to the waterfront façade).
Remote controlled automatic opening and closing of high louvres for convenience: fully open,
partially open or closed when required.
- Land Area801m²
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Available
- Fully Fenced
- Pay TV Access
- Remote Garage
- Secure Parking
- Swimming Pool - In ground