‘No threat’ to spectacular view
THE home with arguably the most spectacular million-dollar view of Port Douglas will not impact the worldfamous outlook from the lookout, according to the architect.
Construction has started on the state-of-the-art house situated directly below the lookout on Flagstaff Hill and architect Charles Wright said concerns it would impede the view were unfounded.
The Douglas Shire Planning Scheme allows for two-storey development on Flagstaff Hill but the owners specified they only wanted a singlestorey design to limit the loss of views from the lookout down to Four Mile Beach, adjoining coastal areas and long distance views to the Macalister Ranges.
‘‘The home will only be around three metres high so it won’t block the view,’’ Mr Wright said.
‘‘It could have been bigger but the owners specified a single storey home so as not to block the views of the lookout directly above them.
‘‘It wouldn’t have been approved otherwise.’’
The proposal was publicly released and only one objection was received, which was dismissed as the proposal was found to comply with the Douglas Shire Planning Scheme.
The building company La Spina Homes chose not to comment on the development which will be completed later this year.
AWESOME VIEW: (above) the home under construction on Flagstaff Hill (below) plans of the house showing view from look out