Soak up the stunning Great Barrier Reef coastal views
You have to admire the way the owners of this stunning estate created this minimalist home, this is living. Clean open space at every turn with unbroken breathtaking privileged views over the Annan River Resources reserve towards the Great Barrier Reef coast. A reserve that is entwined with fringing coral reefs, beaches, rainforests, woodlands, mangroves, saltpans, and seagrass beds along the coast. A view that is likely to remain as it is for generations to come. The rich biodiversity of the region includes turtles, dugongs, Bennett’s tree kangaroos and striped possums. The property is close to Archer Point which offers some of the most pristine fringing coastal coral reefs in the tropics and is the grazing place of the healthy and stable turtle and dugong populations of Cape York.
The home is of solid concrete construction built well above the required engineering specifications; with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a laundry recess and an open-plan kitchen and living room. All connect to the outside through concertina doors that slide back opening inside to the outside plunge pool, alfresco dining area and fireplace. All floors are highly polished concrete and ceilings are suspended wooden panels giving the place a very modern feel, complimented by the easy slide draws, European door handles and modern taps. The timbers used are locally crafted Morton Bay Ash, Blue gum, Australia Mahogany and Stringy Bark. Water storage consists of 35,000 litres of storage gravity fed to the house and obtained from an excellent bore that can deliver 8200 litres per hour located lower on the property. Electricity is 100% off-grid and supported by quality-built American batteries energised via 29kw solar panels supplying electricity to all household appliances via quality German inverters. One can run your household appliances. This is further supported by a backup generator and all equipment is stored in a climate-controlled room.
This strongly built house is nestled amongst tranquil woodlands on a high ridge halfway through the property, from here the sense of space and serenity will take your breath away on 25.27 ha (62.4 acres). Whilst feeling so far away from everything you have the luxury of realising you are only 17 minutes from Cooktown CBD. At Esk Valley, you are also central to so many attractions like Black Mountain National Park, Archer Point, The Lions Den Hotel and the Little Annan Gorge. Unlike so many rural properties, due to the house elevation you are connected to everything with a healthy mobile signal, TV and broadband Internet are all available. The lower section of the property along Esk Valley road is a fully fenced 17 acre paddock and with fertile soils plus a quality water supply, one can generate enough organic produce to be totally self-sufficient. Imagine, your own produce and no utility bills!