9 BELLEVILLE STREET, STRATFORD. Here is your chance to own your very own piece of Mt Whitfield, a whole 67 acres of it.
This tropical home was forethought by the current owner, an environmental scientist with the vision to build a sustainable ecofriendly home, then finalised and mastered by Architect, Gordon Booth.
The vision developed while spending many hours walking the old track cleared in the 1970's, The track was interrupted by a gully and it became obvious that a bridge was required and so the bridge house was conceived. The main part of the house is the bridge and during the wet season water cascades under the house.
The location allows natural breezes to flow through the house while enjoying expansive views from every room. Throughout the construction of this home every measure was taken to minimise the footprint to the surrounding environment, constructed using stunning Darwin Stringybark premium hardwood, harvested by the Indigenous company Wik Timber in western Cape York Peninsula from the bauxite mining leases and other FSC certified timber.
This home is a safe haven built to be low maintenance, and private with low energy requirements. Bushwalking through this magnificent, forested range can continue from the east wing where you follow the old track built 45 years ago.
Here, the bushwalking offers stunning views over the Coral Sea, farm lands and the Barron River, and from the top of the hill additional views to Green Island, Redlynch Valley, Brinsmead, and the Urban development of Cairns and afar can be enjoyed.
The lower part of the property is certainly for the hobby farmer or permaculture enthusiast with established gardens, chook houses and garden/potting shed. Here you will find Banana, Avocado, Cocoa, Sop Sop, Native Bee hives, Finger Limes, Ginger, Turmeric, Vanilla, Guava just to name a few.
This large property is a private urban retreat providing sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern living, while providing the convenience of being close to all amenities. Cairns CBD is a short 14-minute drive, and the airport is 12 minutes away.
• Stunning open plan living, dining and kitchen, with 4 metre ceilings and a mezzanine bedroom for guests
• Large sliding doors open onto an expansive entertaining area
• Two large bedrooms, both airconditioned with large windows with incredible views
• The second bedroom has its own en-suite with expansive ocean, river and rainforest views