Whitsundays yurt-inspired circular trophy home listed

Whitsundays yurt-inspired circular trophy home listed
Whitsundays yurt-inspired circular trophy home listed

A Mongolian yurt-inspired trophy home in far north Queensland is for sale.

The three bedroom circular house at 60 Rossetti Road, Gregory River in the Whitsundays took almost six years to complete.

Retired theatre nurse and owner-builder Lisa Gilmore built the round house, inspired by a traditional yurt.

“I have always been attracted to circle shapes, it’s a bit like a wedding ring, it’s eternal and from the sky it looked like a petal,” Gilmore said.

“My father had always wanted a round house and in his last years he came to live with me and we started researching the concept.

“We bought the skeleton from Beavis Conceptual Designs in Goulburn and the rest I built myself with the help of two very clever shipbuilders.

“It’s a big job to get the joins to go in the right way but every one is perfect.”

Whitsundays yurt-inspired circular trophy home listed 

It took almost six years from concept to completion in a true labour of love project for Gilmore who has recently moved from her semi-rural acreage on the Gregory River to Jubilee Pocket.

“I need to close this chapter of my life and let someone else move it who will love it,” Gilmore said.

Inside the walls, steel cables hold the structure together from the roof to the top of the walls.

A perspex skylight, which has been certified by builders, lets light in through the apex of the roof.

The three bedrooms - one with an ensuite - come off the main circle to continue a bigger circle.

 Whitsundays yurt-inspired circular trophy home listed

“There’s no hallway as such and it looked beautiful with all my antique furniture. It’s like a piece of art that’s been filled with peace and love,” Gilmore said.

“It’s been a labour of love and I believe in life you need to be true to yourself and be challenged.

“Someone who understands the workmanship will love it. I can imagine a builder or a ship-right or a sailor or just someone who understands energy forces will be drawn to it.”

Ray White Whitsunday agent Simon Dymmott said the home needed to be seen to be appreciated.

“Now selling well below replacement value, take the time to organise to inspect this very unique opportunity,” Dymmott said.

“Inspired by a Mongolian yurt the house design is quite something to behold," he said.

“Surrounded by established gardens and tropical fruit trees and bordered by a river, this is a perfect lifestyle opportunity, offering a peaceful and very private aspect.”


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