Cape Trib space age home to attract Hollywood superstars and Aussie billionaires

Media release - 22nd July, 2014

  • Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat is up for sale with Raine & Horne Port Douglas for $14 million
  • It is expected to attract the rich and famous, from Australian billionaires to Silicon Valley and Asian entrepreneurs and Hollywood stars
  • The unique space age home is nestled within 73 acres of land wedged between the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, with over 600 metres of absolute beachfront and inspiring mountain views

It would be easy to confuse the intergalactic Alkira House in Queensland’s magnificent Cape Tribulation with a prop from the latest Star Wars flick, currently in production.

Alkira HouseHowever this stunning award-winning home is not located in a galaxy far, far away, and is the only property on earth where two World Heritage listings converge, The Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

“The seclusion of this property is a major factor in its appeal, however a helicopter pad means that it’s just a short 15-minute flight to Cairns International Airport,” says David Cotton, selling agent and Co-Principal of Raine & Horne Port Douglas, who has listed Alkira for sale at $14 million.

“Given the unique location, design and seclusion, we expect that Alkira will attract cashed-up investment bankers and wealthy Australian expats, while we also anticipate that a number of Australia’s 39 billionaires, named in the recent BRW rich list, will take a peek.

“Alkira’s idyllic isolation will also make for a perfect getaway for Australia’s growing legion of Hollywood movie stars and globally famous musicians – and who knows, the property’s space ship design might even appeal to a George Lucas or Harrison Ford,” said Mr Cotton.

“We also expect there to be some interest from the tech entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley in the United States, as well as China and India. If you’re looking for something eccentric, then this property is for you.”

Alkira’s space ship-like design and heritage listings are only two of the distinctive features, which Mr Cotton believes will capture the attention of aspiring owners.

“This is an award-winning property, which recently won leading Port Douglas designer Charles Wright two Australian Institute of Architects awards, and is a finalist amongst entries from 50 countries in the World Architecture Festival 2014, to be judged in Singapore in October,” says Mr Cotton.

“The brief to Charles from the owner – prominent philatelist Rod Perry – was to deliver a carbon-neutral property in keeping with this environmentally-sensitive site. Rod was also determined that this home should be something that had never been built before.

“Charles also needed to produce a building which made the most of the site’s natural environment and the approval process involved lengthy liaison and collaboration with National Parks, Environmental Agencies, State and Local Government,” said Mr Cotton.

“The approval took around a year to negotiate and the home is now surrounded by a creek-fed lake, brimming with marine life that is indigenous to the Daintree.

“In addition, the revolutionary tropical architectural design seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, allowing refreshing breezes all seasons.”

The outstanding Alkira also pays homage to Mr Perry’s penchant for stamp collecting with the pool at the centre of the complex inspired by his favourite stamp, the ‘One Pound Jimmy’.

Other notable features of the expansive home include the use of solar power throughout, a Clipsal Home Automation System (C-Bus), polished terrazzo floors, elevated open living pavilion, a two-metre diameter fan[i], and Sycamore fans.

“We can organise inspections for interested parties – and this includes visits via helicopter, which we can organise at the expense of the aspiring buyer,” said Mr Cotton, who notes the property is also accessible by road.

The property delivers luxury accommodation for up to 12 people or six couples, and because it’s sited adjacent to 1.2 kilometres of secluded beach, Mr Cotton says Alkira could also make for an exclusive mini resort and retreat facility for the rich and famous.

“You swim 50 metres from the beach and you’re in the Great Barrier Reef – Alkira is built where the reef meets the rain forest. It’s a truly spectacular piece of land,” said Mr Cotton.

For more information on Alkira, contact David Cotton at Raine & Horne Port Douglas on 07 4087 1800 or 0417 709 667. Interested parties can also visit Alkira’s website at alkiraresorthouse.com/ or visit raineandhorne.com.au/portdouglas/properties/350427

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For further media information contact:

David Cotton, Co-Principal, Raine & Horne Port Douglas on 0417 709 667

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5400