• In World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef marine park
• Short walk to north-facing Horseshoe Bay Beach
• Designed by Troppo Architects for a tropical climate
• Winner of numerous architecture and design awards
• Featured in books, magazines and online
• 3 pavilions, extensive decks and undercroft
• Solar-heated 12m lap pool and spa
• 9 acres of tropical parkland zoned for development
• 20 minutes by boat to Townsville
• Direct flights from Townsville to major cities
Horseshoe Bay House is a stellar example of architecturally designed tropical living.
A highly-acclaimed property that has taken out numerous architecture and design awards, it offers 3.66 ha (9.04 acres) of beautiful park-like land and is located in the picturesque surrounds of Queensland’s Magnetic Island. Purposefully designed with future development in mind, the property has three shaped road or driveway entrances.
The jewel in the crown of this impressive offering is the north-facing primary residence that enjoys a spectacular view overlooking the semi-wild garden of mature trees and glades housing an assortment of birds, butterflies, wallabies and koalas.
Horseshoe Bay House occupies a space that is out of public view in the southeast sector of the block so as to maintain privacy even with subsequent builds.
Thoughtful design by Troppo Architects ensures this small but perfectly formed pavilion-style home is comfortably able to house three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a generous open-plan kitchen, dining and living zones. Troppo Architects claim that “Horseshoe Bay House is drop-dead gorgeous to look at, combining sustainable living with great architecture, and, over the past six years, has proved that it has met its planned environmental aspirations.” Steel-framed sliding walls of lime green, acid yellow and fluorescent orange reflect the surrounding landscape.
Constructed in 2009 from timber and galvanised steel, this impressive home offers a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces courtesy of 100m2 of timber decking which also serves as the home’s main alfresco dining space. It has a 12-metre, solar-heated lap pool at deck level on one side but sits 1.2 metres above ground level on the other. Lit by blue LED pool lights and with an accompanying spa, it is the perfect spot in which to relax during both the wet and dry seasons.
Able to meet all environmental aspirations, the building’s trio of roofs accommodate solar water heaters for domestic, spa, and pool heating, as well as photovoltaic panels to harness the sun’s energy.
The house has graced magazine and book covers such as Sanctuary Magazine and Warm House, Cool House courtesy of its status as the 2010 North Queensland House of the Year, its State Awards and its Finalist ranking in the Australian National Architecture Awards.
In 2017 Magnetic Island was voted in the top 5 of Australia’s best destinations according to Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Positioned in the heart of the Horseshoe Bay residential area, Horseshoe Bay House is just a few minutes’ walk from the north-facing beach, cafes, watersports, boat ramp and yacht moorings of the village. It offers an unprecedented opportunity for anyone seeking an internationally acclaimed icon of Australian architecture, together with further land for development.
To find out more contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden on 0411 144 877.