THERE is nothing ordinary about this lavish Sunrise home at Agnes Water.

Built with precision over an 18-month period, this $1.9 million home offers a lifestyle best described as divine.

The home, titled Tree Tops, won the 2007 Housing Industry Association - CSR Queensland Home gong and was originally built by Mike Murray Homes and designed by Noosa Kidd + co principal Stephen Kidd.

After six years in the home, owners Mark and Janene Hulst are ready to downsize.

"It's probably a bit too big for us," Mr Hulst said.

Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a three car-spaced garage, two lounge areas, dining room and office make up the grand dwelling.

"Something like this could turn into a real disaster if you had the wrong builder," Mr Hulst said.

The two-level house consists of 800sq m under roof with a huge, open atrium built on 2500sq m of land.

A 65KL water tank is hidden safely under the garage.

"Living in Sunrise is nice, peaceful, natural and the only sounds you hear in the morning are the birds."

Sunrise consists of 172 lots split into two side-by-side gated areas.

The estate area includes pools, barbecue areas, tennis courts and beach-front access.

Tree Tops was built on steel posts which hold the house up.

"It's a very complex house, barely any internal walls, done on a steel frame structure," Mr Hulst said.

Spotted gum timber sealed flooring covers the home and decks.

"Nearly every room has an ocean view," Mr Hulst said.

When asked what his favourite room was he said the lounge or deck, because of views of whales and dolphins frolicking in the ocean.

With an added touch of interior decorating from Mrs Hulst, the home is quite the masterpiece.

Tumbled quartz walls, a built-in waterfall feature and a delightful Japanese copper downpipe highlight the front of the home.

"It's amazing when it rains," Mrs Hulst said.

"The water cascades down from each bell."

Read more in Saturday's Domain. The home is currently for sale, listed with Agnes Water PRD Nationwide at $1.9 million, below replacement price.

Best features:

  • Extensive use of stainless steel
  • Awning frames
  • Anodised aluminium joinery
  • Spotted gum timber floorboards
  • Tumbled quartz
  • Brick lights in the bathroom
  • Motion sensor lighting
  • Electric blinds
  • Inside atrium
  • A/C in bedrooms and study
  • Skylights
  • Recycled water


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