Nestled in the foothills of the Cairns Tablelands, the rural village of East Palmerston is ideally located about 20 minutes’ drive from Innisfail, 25 minutes from the picturesque dairy town of MillaMillaa and only about an hour’s drive north to Cairns.
Built in 1992 the architect designed home is constructed of rendered concrete block, is situated well off the main road, and is approached via a long gravel drive. There is ample covered parking for 3 vehicles, and entrance to the home is through an attractive side door, or for convenience directly via the carport. Built in 1992 the architect designed home is constructed of rendered concrete block, is situated well off the main road, and is approached via a long gravel drive. There is ample covered parking for 3 vehicles, and entrance to the home is through an attractive side door, or for convenience directly via the carport.
It benefits from an elevated position on a hilltop and has been cleverly designed to catch the cool tableland breezes from all directions, in every room, all year round. A low maintenance open plan house, tiled throughout and with easy access to a large verandah on all sides, this is the perfect home for casual entertaining and laidback outdoor living.
Accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, ceiling to floor louvres which allow an uninterrupted flow of day breezes, and cool tableland breezes throughout the night. Additionally, the home benefits from air-conditioning and ceiling fans throughout.
Screened by tropical trees and shrubs, and with no near neighbors, the home offers complete privacy, with no masking curtains required, even in the bedrooms.
Enjoy a cool night’s sleep with ceiling to floor louvres allowing a breeze, and wake to spectacular views from every bedroom, with access to the garden via sliding doors.
The home features a neutral toned marble tiled bathroom, plus a handy verandah toilet.
A generously proportioned, well laid out kitchen opens onto the dining, lounge and
outdoor entertainment areas.
Wall to floor louvres and sliding doors on all sides access the verandah area and allow passage of the cooling tableland breezes.
The verandah has been paved with vintage firebricks reclaimed from the old Goondi sugar mill. The owners haves retained additional bricks in case extension of the patio is desired.
Special mention must be made of the spectacular 360 degree panorama, with views stretching as far as Bartle Frere and beyond. Fabulous vistas can be admired from every room in the house, even the bathroom.
After the owners cleared the property prior to construction, they planted hundreds of native and exotic trees and shrubs, and the now mature plantings provide focal points of the landscape. A majestic Raintree occupies pride of place to the rear of the property.
A Sausage Tree’s heavy red flowers attract dozens of honey eaters and friar birds and it’s dense dark green foliage shades the pond below, providing the goldfish some protection against marauding kookaburras.
The property measures a total of 6.7ha (16 acres) with approximately 5 acres of fertile cleared land and 11 acres of remnant rainforest, with a small spring running through. It hosts a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora and was the subject of a James Cook University study.
The huge garden has been planted with all the kitchen essentials lemon, lime, grapefruit, and mulberry trees, coconut palms, a passionfruit vine and herb garden as well as tropical favorites like abiu, soursop, custard apple, persimmon, black and white sapote and star apple. It is also home to some more unusual varieties the sausage tree, ice cream bean, betel nut and decorative beauties like bauhinias and rare palms.
The property has been intended to be as self sufficient as possible, with solar panels providing hot water and a bore supplying a very reliable source of water. A wired generator delivers an uninterrupted supply of electricity to the house in the event of a blackout and the owner has built a large lockable shed for extra storage.
If you’re looking for a change of pace, and a place to chill out and enjoy the beauty and bounty of one of the most beautiful regions in Australia, Loudon Rd might be the place for you.
- 3 bed
- 1 bath