52 Oleander Drive, Yungaburra. PIC: Yungaburra-Tinaroo Realty


WHEN Lisa and Greg Deviney had been dreaming about discovering the right block to host weekend escapes from Cairns, they had been imaging an affordable plot north of the Daintree that may accommodate a caravan.

However after “the wise recommendation of a number of locals” the Daintree was dumped for the Tablelands and the caravan pushed apart for a dream home that may turn out to be one in all Yungaburra’s most luxurious lakeside houses.

“Our favorite place to chill out is Lake Tinaroo,” the couple stated.

“It’s a protected place to swim and luxuriate in water sports activities, there’s numerous wildlife together with platypus, fishing for barramundi, and it’s at all times cooler in comparison with the coast.

“We discovered a good looking 1550sq m block of land that sloped gently to the water in quaint Yungaburra, and the suburb generally known as Lakeside is a few minutes from the city and a quiet lakeside neighbourhood.

52 Oleander Drive in Yungaburra sits on a sloping block beside Lake Tinaroo. PIC: Yungaburra-Tinaroo Realty


“We had been placing concepts for a pole residence collectively for a few years, so it was a pure development to construct that on the block, and constructing commenced in early 2000 and took over a 12 months.”

Esteemed Tablelands builder Jon Knott was commissioned to form the distinctive dwelling and began to “supply the weird timbers required to achieve a top of over three tales” earlier than discovering the right poles in Ravenshoe.

“The large poles had been fairly a sight after they had been first put within the floor and it was apparent Jon and his group knew their commerce and paid consideration to exposing options of the poles within the entry and the walkways so as to add to an already spectacular residence. “The vast majority of the timbers had been regionally sourced – Tolga Timbers performed a big half within the provide – and the principle flooring consists of blended rainforest hardwood and the highest flooring polished cypress.”

Indoor-outdoor dwelling. PIC: Yungaburra-Tinaroo Realty


“A tremendous double storey spiral staircase follows the brickwork and searching down from the highest of the steps into the indoor backyard, which is surrounded by glass, provides the particular feeling of nature and the rainforest throughout the residence.”

The couple was so besotted with the construct that they settled on the Tablelands completely and now have fond recollections of perching within the L-shaped lounge throughout winter to be warmed by the dry-season sunshine streaming by means of the home windows. “The house has an indoor-outdoor really feel, with sliding doorways rolling again on one another to open the principle a part of the home to the veranda, and a bed room additionally opens to that fundamental deck,” the couple famous.

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The doorway to 52 Oleander Drive hides the dimensions of the stately three-storey residence. PIC: Yungaburra-Tinaroo Realty


Yungaburra-Tinaroo Realty agent Hayley Ainsworth has the itemizing and stated the Devineys “urgently wanted to promote” and had set a strict deadline to search out somebody that liked the distinctive handle as a lot as they did by committing to “shopping for elsewhere”.

“The house is priced for a fast sale at $749,000 negotiable, and the estimated value to construct this residence now can be within the $900,000 vary so including the price of the block means we received’t be seeing such a home too usually.

“The house is open from 1pm to 2pm at present – the identical day because the well-known Yungaburra Markets – and once more from 1pm to 2pm on December 5, or anytime by appointment.”

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