This architecturally designed Noosa home has stood the test of time
A decade after an architecturally designed luxury Noosa property first attracted awards for its
innovative design and premium build, the home is on the market.
With a price guide over $1.55 million, 10 Cottonwood Court, Noosa Heads, was part of the first stage of the exclusive bushland enclave known as Elysium Noosa.
Initially launched in 2005, the 189-lot development started with just 31 homes, each designed by award-winning architects to suit the landscape and elevated aspect of the individual lots.
Architectural firm Bureau Proberts was responsible for designing 10 Cottonwood Court and looked to maximise the home’s privacy, bushland vistas, and natural ventilation, while also including premium finishes like automatic louvres, large sliding glass panels, and a cantilevered second storey.
Marketing agent Sean Cary, of Sean Cary Real Estate – Noosa Heads, said the result was a four-bedroom, three-bathroom property that was visionary and had stood the test of time.
“The architecture hasn’t aged, the finishes are simply stunning,” Mr Cary said.
He noted the engineering was particularly impressive, with the cantilevered second storey providing “truly seamless indoor-outdoor living areas on the ground floor below”.
Meanwhile, the home’s design had a focus on an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
“Its natural ventilation is quite unique,” Mr Cary said.
“The property has banks of louvres which are automatically controlled to draw breeze into the house in summer, while the orientation of the house is designed to maximise the north east aspect.
“This allows the house to take advantage of the morning sun, yet it’s protected on a hot summer’s afternoon.”
Local building company Shadforth Lythgo picked up a Master Builders’ award for their construction of the home, and managing director Tony Shadforth still remembers the project as one of his favourites.
“The attention to design detail was incredible,” he said.
“In the bathroom for example, we cut every tile to the architect’s specifications.
“At the time their extensive use of large sliding glass doors was quite innovative, and it really opened the property up.
“From the entryway to the use of concrete and the mezzanine level which features a floor-to-ceiling library, it was a property designed to be inclusive while using sensible products and beautiful design.”