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Sur­ren­der to the beauty of an ex­clu­sive and in­spir­ing es­tate which pre­sides serenely on the lake­front in its own ex­tra­or­di­nary world of breath­tak­ing Weyba Downs.

Just 10 min­utes from Noosa Main Beach, the prop­erty’s se­cu­rity gate opens to re­veal botan­i­cal-style gar­dens ei­ther side of the drive­way, an un­de­ni­ably in­com­pa­ra­ble set­ting on Lake Weyba and a master­piece of man and na­ture, which takes cen­tre stage.

From the walk­way and front en­trance with Ba­li­nese state­ment doors and wrought-iron fea­tures, there’s no doubt­ing the in­tegrity of the house de­sign, which is sub­limely in tune with the idyl­lic sub­trop­i­cal cli­mate, northerly as­pect and max­imi­sa­tion of ma­jor wa­ter fea­tures to com­ple­ment the promi­nence of Lake Weyba with its white-sand beach.

An oa­sis of calm per­vades through­out and the bal­ance of earth­i­ness and weight­less­ness is jux­ta­posed by nat­u­ral light, lofty ceil­ings, pol­ished tim­ber floors and walk­ways, stone and a gre­gar­i­ous per­son­al­ity in the over­gen­er­ous spa­ces.

The cen­tral hub — a re­treat to ca­sual liv­ing — has an out­door kitchen and bar­be­cue, open­ing out to the deck and the wa­ter lilyadorne­d, spring-fed la­goon.

To the right, is a pur­pose-built sanc­tu­ary with a spa, gym and am­ple room for mas­sage ta­bles.

Also in this wing and over­look­ing the la­goon is a mas­sive mas­ter suite with sit­ting room, large walk-in robe and sunken bath.

To the left off the hub are large liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces with a two-way Maz­port gas fire with sand­stone sur­rounds and fea­ture walls.

A wall of lou­vres opens to the la­goon and lake.

The vast kitchen with 3.5m is­land bench, stone bench­tops, Vj-pro­file cab­i­netry and Fisher & Paykel ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a gas hob, have been de­signed with the pro­fes­sional chef in mind.

Nearby is a study.

In the north­ern wing, ac­cessed by a cov­ered walk­way, are three bed­rooms in two pavil­ions, with decks out to the 11m long in­fin­ity-edged, pan­danus-fringed pool.

Two of these share a fam­ily-size bath­room and the other has an en­suite.

When it comes to im­press­ing guests, the piece de resistance is the one-bed­roomed Lake House, which is linked to the main house by can­tilevered over­wa­ter walk­ways.

It’s only me­tres away from the lake, has a small kitchen, bath­room and wrapround deck.

Nearby is the pool­side ca­bana with gas tep­pa­nyaki grill and chill-out bar.

Build sand­cas­tles on the beach, stand up pad­dle­board, wind­surf, kayak or fish from your tin­nie on the lake.

You can even play golf on a nine-tee, three­hole golf course.

At the other end of the spec­trum, en­ter­tain­ing can be on a grand scale: ca­sual by the pool, or a pic­nic un­der the pa­per­barks near the lake while look­ing for koalas and kan­ga­roos.

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