When I emigrated to Australia 5 years ago from England with my family I could have never anticipated the constant feelings of euphoria. This country is simply amazing and the diversity never ceases to amaze me. For example, in South Australia the temperature is dry and very similar to Southern Spain. However, in the north the climate is very tropical and similar to parts of Asia. This is why I haven’t vacationed overseas for many years because paradise is virtually right on my doorstep.

Recently I received an advance copy of my book ‘Modern Masters’ which focuses on contemporary residential architecture from around the globe. Not surprisingly there is a large Australian presence because this country certainly punches well above it weight in this field. Many of the homes featured are in the North Queensland Daintree region because of its outstanding beauty. Certainly if I was to write a second edition 82 Santacatterina Road, Finlayvale located near Port Douglas would have to be a serious contender.

Generally, when I write about subjects like horology, luxury and lifestyle, people can’t comprehend the staggering price tags attached to these products. However, with architecture it seems to resonate with readers and the costs are normally transparent. For $3.25 million 82 Santacatterina Road, Finlayvale is realistically priced and in my opinion you get a lot for your money. Not only is this wonderful home beautifully designed it also offers the fortunate owner 450 Square Metres of luxurious internal living space.

What really makes 82 Santacatterina Road, Finlayvale truly remarkable is the minimalistic façade which uses an abundance of glass to great effect. Literally from every room you are rewarded with astonishing mountain views. Truly this is a phenomenal private sanctuary that would appeal to even the most discerning clientele. Internally, this 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, property also delivers on all fronts and absolutely no expense has been spared. Features like marble flooring, bespoke kitchen with granite work surfaces, 2,000-bottle wine cellar, Bose surround sound system, state of the art gymnasium and brushed steel staircase balustrades are exactly what you would expect with a home of this caliber.

Externally the extravagant theme continues and 82 Santacatterina Road, Finlayvale has an additional 350 Square Metres of outdoor living space with decked areas and boardwalk. Impressively this world class resort style home also has a solar heated swimming pool, BBQ area, hot tub and a cavernous garage which is able to accommodate up to 10 cars (or boat, caravan, jet ski). If that wasn’t enough this unbelievable dwelling also has a helipad.

82 Santacatterina Road, Finlayvale would be suitable as an investment for private functions like weddings or just simply as an idyllic family home.

To arrange viewings on this architectural masterpiece, which is on the market with Unique Estates follow this link

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