DESIGNED by the eyes of a mid twentieth century American-Australian actor and artist, this Far Northern dwelling is stuffed with timeless, elegant and well-thought-out options.
Showing in ’60s TV reveals like Murder and Hunter, Chuck Kehoe known as 1397 Mossman-Daintree Rd, Rocky Level dwelling after constructing his dream home on the beachfront 2298sq m block.
The 1971-built dwelling was bought by Port Douglas restaurateurs Amelia Hannaford and Jamie Smith in 1999 after some fascinating options caught the couple’s consideration.
“The entire home was simply so cleverly designed,” Ms Hannaford mentioned.
“The place we had been beforehand (close to Mossman) it might get darkish and gloomy with the moist climate, however right here you’ll be able to watch all of the climate are available, however not really feel enclosed by it. There’s nonetheless a lot mild by the house even on a wet day.
“However the factor that stood out was the pool. It was half in and half out of the home. It flowed proper into the lounge and you can be sitting with a wine in your lounge, whereas being within the pool. The foundations modified and we needed to put a fence round it, and now we’ve crammed it in.”
Ms Hannaford mentioned after buying the land and earlier than constructing, Kehoe and his spouse would sit on the block day-after-day to find out the perfect positions for the home to seize each the breezes and the views.
“You’re overlooking miles of secluded sandy seashore with limitless views throughout the glittering Coral Sea to Low Isles and the Nice Barrier Reef,” she mentioned.
She mentioned it was the last word life-style dwelling because of its sheer dimension.
“It’s completely sensible for entertaining; we’ve had 80 -100 individuals in right here for events.
“We’ve even hosted mates’ weddings right here. It’s nice as a result of you’ll be able to shut off the entire bed room wing and if there’s youngsters sleeping, they received’t hear any of the loud music.”
The master suite suite is one other spotlight, with large built-in robes, a second room preferrred for a personal retreat or dwelling workplace, and a marble and sandstone toilet with twin showers and a view that might be exhausting to take your eyes off.
The intense and ethereal open-plan residing space options unending ocean views from each angle, with an adjoining library and media room all combining to create a glamorous residing house.
The brand new fundamental kitchen options customized Tasmanian Oak cupboards with a 900mm oven, built-in fridge drawers, porcelain sinks, a big butler’s pantry and native Chillagoe marble benchtops.
“The format of the home stays largely because it was; we have now merely modernised and up to date it whereas holding the design true to the mid-century-modern ethos,” Ms Hannaford mentioned.
“We really feel so fortunate to have lived on this home however now it’s time to cross on this excellent dwelling to others and we’re off on a change to Tasmania.”
Solely 20 minutes to the eating places of Port Douglas, 10 minutes to the handy buying in Mossman, Rocky Level presents the life-style alternative of a lifetime with 10km of seashore on the doorstep to this dwelling, a ship ramp across the nook, 5 minutes to a golf course and quarter-hour to the Daintree Ferry.