Pres­tige prop­erty

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A touch of Monte Carlo ... on Noosa Wa­ters. Sin­ga­pore’s her­itage beau­ties.

Giuseppe Di Fede lived for three decades in the op­u­lent sur­rounds of Monte Carlo, so it’s no won­der his Sun­shine Coast home has the odd lux­ury touch.

The home was de­signed by lo­cal ar­chi­tect Frank Mac­chia and in­cludes what Di Fede says is his dream come true.

“I am a ten­nis fan, so to be able to play on my own court in my own home — it is a dream ful­filled,” he says.

Di Fede was gen­eral man­ager of the then-Loews Ho­tel and Casino in Monte Carlo for 30 years and wanted all the five-star lux­u­ries built into his new five-bed­room home. “I wanted the steam room, the jacuzzi, the home cinema. I might even have over­done it a lit­tle, be­cause of my job,” he laughs.

Di Fede and his wife, Trinidad, lived here for 13 years and love the trop­i­cal am­bi­ence, the light and space.

The home has Mac­chia’s trade­mark curved walls, can­tilevered rooflines and abun­dant glass.

It sits on a 2611sq m canal-front block with jetty and boat lifter out the front.

There is a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing pav­il­ion, a roof ter­race and a gas-heated ro­man pool plus lap pool.

“Hav­ing a boat right out the front is a plus, I can jump into my boat and go fish­ing or around the river,” Di Fede says.

The cou­ple spent many happy years in Noosa Wa­ters but re­cently opted for a tree-change and moved to the Sun­shine Coast hin­ter­land, so it’s time to sell.

AGENT: Scott Cow­ley, McGrath Es­tate Agents, Noosa.

QUEENS­LAND Sun­shine Coast. 29-31 The Penin­sula, Noosa Wa­ters. $5.5M

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