Nature at its best in local developments
ONE of Colony Building Group's trademarks is that its homes are in harmony with nature and two of their most well known Whitsunday housing developments are fine examples of that.
Whitsunday Acres is a premium 'lifestyle' estate with larger-than-average lots backing onto National Park, in Cannon Valley.
At 1000m2 to 2900m2, the lots offer the kind of standard of living only large blocks can provide with room for a big, executive-style home, pool, tennis court, generous garden and boat shed.
"The estate is set in an amphitheatre of mountains, with lots backing onto the Conway Range and enjoying stunning rainforest and mountain views - some blocks also have sea views," Mr Hill said.
The latest land release at Whitsunday Acres follows an initial two stages eight years ago, where prestigious properties have now been built in elevated positions at the foot of the range.
The success of the initial stages convinced Cliff that large lots were the way to go in Cannon Valley and he has since brought a further four stages to market, with stage one now selling and buyers already putting 'holds' on stage two.
Mount Whitsunday is a gated community overlooking Abell Point Marina and Airlie Beach.
Not only do the lots have magnificent views of the Coral Sea and islands but they also back onto natural bushland, making the most of the Whitsundays' natural beauty and rainforest.
"The trees and bushland on the estate have been left to create natural buffers between the blocks, with the rainforest acting as a screen between homes," Mr Hill said, who loves to make the most of the Whitsundays natural assets and is himself a keen fish- erman. "There are building covenants, so the whole estate is in harmony with the bushland and rainforest, and the homes blend into the natural surrounds."
Only three lots remain out of the original 46 on the estate, which also boasts a tennis court, with a racket club soon to be built.
THE COLONY TEAM: Baden Tuohy, Meg McRae, Clifford Hill, Freya Hill and Ryce Westreicher.