Alkira trophy home yet to find a buyer

Alkira trophy home yet to find a buyer
Alkira trophy home yet to find a buyer

The Cape Tribulation trophy home Alkira is yet to find a buyer after a $6 million asking price increase in two years. 

Designed by multi award-winning architect Charles Wright, the private retreat was reportedly listed for $9 million in February 2014 but the asking price has since shot up to $15 million.

The 29.5 hectare site was bought by philatelist Rodney Perry and his wife Marider in 2006 for $1.75 million and was the stamp collectors first new build.

With a completely self sufficient water supply and power, the winner of the 2014 Queensland Architecture Award is located in the only place on the planet covered by two World Heritage listings – one for the Great Barrier Reef and one for the Wet Tropics heritage area.

Positioned as if it's floating on the water which surrounds it, the home looks more like something you'd see in the sky than on the ground.

The large open air living room splits off into six separate bedroom pods, all with en suite and five with balconies which protrude over the lake.

Alkira harnesses its energy and water from the natural surroundings.

Rainwater is harvested from the roofline, depositing in a 250 kilometre underground tank. 

The extensive solar panels on the roof feed in to an 18 kilowatt solar power system.

The estate also features a study fitted with marble benches, a spacious open air theatre with an 84 inch LED flat screen and a helipad located 100 metres from the property

A large standalone plunge pool fills the middle of the home and is met by an outside kitchen and quirky seating area.

Nicolette Van Wijngaarden of Unique Real Estates has the listing of 3726 Cape Tribulation Road.

 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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