Port Douglas VIVO villas by Nathan Verri sell for almost $2m each
THE sale of three luxury homes for between $1.7-1.9 million each has boosted the Far North’s reputation as a high end real estate destination – and there are more in the pipeline from the same designer.
Builder and designer Nathan Verri’s three Vivo villas in Port Douglas have garnered plenty of attention, and a decent price, for their raw and rustic look and modern, spacious layout.
The freehold homes have no body corporate fees and are just a short stroll to the former fishing village’s restaurants, cafes and the beach.
Mr Verri said the standout designs of the Mudlo St properties were enough to warrant the exclusive prices and buyers have come from overseas, interstate and the Far North.
“The raw nature of the materials, the styling, the indoor/outdoor living and what we deliver for the space – four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, outdoor kitchens, secluded areas, private living areas and private balconies – that really appeals to people wanting something different. It’s like you’re getting your own tropical paradise,” he said.
“The raw render on the block work was probably the most difficult part of the build. Achieving the natural look is really quite difficult and so is protecting it during the build. But it’s rewarding being able to produce something that’s rustic, modern and innovative at the same time.
“We also used a lot of cantilevers in the designs.”
Mr Verri has just released four luxury villas in the same vein as Vivo at Palm Cove.
Luxe on Amphora is 100m from the beach and each home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two kitchens and a private swimming pool.
As well as the Palm Cove project, Mr Verri has a $3.3 million Port Douglas build coming to market and some hillside designs for properties in Cairns and Port Douglas.
He said his niche market means he has been able to ride out the property booms and busts.
“We don’t fit into the common trend. When things die off that’s when our clients are spending more because the properties are cheaper,” Mr Verri explained.