The Weekend Post - Real Estate


Internatio­nal flavour adds to the appeal of this sophistica­ted Edge Hill home with unparallel­ed views, as buyers already show strong interest


WALKING inside the walls of this towering, sophistica­ted property, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve just stepped into a Mexican hacienda.

But sitting on a dominant 1649sq m block atop Edge Hill with unparallel­ed views, 543 McCormack St is now on the market as its internatio­nal design, attracts internatio­nal interest.

The second owners of this solid-block, fivebedroo­m house Mark and Megan Glen purchased the residence about 30 years ago.

And after a holiday to Mexico, and a house at Edge Hill they labelled a “blank canvas”, the couple were inspired by the nation’s architectu­re, colours and materials and got to work.

“The fixtures, the design, it’s all bespoke,” Mrs

Glen said. “The colours we saw in Mexico, we loved them, and their use of terracotta. Our tiles have dog paw prints in them because over there they make the tiles and let them bake in the sun and dogs sometimes walk over them.”

She said it was going to be hard to sell the house she had celebrated so many special moments in.

“It’s the house we lived in when we got married, we welcomed our daughters here, so many birthdays.”

Mrs Glen said the house, which was a creative outlay over the years, still had original features.

“It’s still got the original silky oak timber doors and windows.”

Listed with LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill’s Nadine Edwards, the sellers are welcoming formal offers, set to close at 5pm on Monday, August 30 and there was already interstate and internatio­nal interest. “It’s such a unique property, a tender process was the best suited option for marketing the property,” Ms Edwards said.

“It’s a one-of-a-kind dream home in Edge Hill in the exclusive elevated position above the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

“Designed for sophistica­ted living and unparallel­ed entertaini­ng, the interior stuns with an openly flowing floor plan that extends to multiple outdoor living areas, internal staircase, with an abundance of natural light and an impressive pool area.”

Ms Edwards said the gourmet central kitchen featured custom wood cabinetry, a Smeg freestandi­ng hob and oven, granite counter tops and a breakfast bar.

With two levels of living with the ground level offered a formal entry and foyer, office, selfcontai­ned guest accommodat­ion complete with open plan living, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and internal access to the oversized garage.

“The upper level offers four bedrooms, main open plan living and dining with raked cathedral ceilings, main bathroom and balconies at nearly every vantage point to appreciate the views,” he said.

“The master bedroom suite is set apart from the other bedrooms and is positioned to enjoy the views with private access to the main balcony and is complete with ensuite and walk-in-robe.”

The further three bedrooms on the upper level all have access to external living – two with private juliet style balconies.

“Invite guests for a spectacula­r barbecue and entertain adjacent to the pool (with separate spa) and there is plenty of room for relaxing and undercover al fresco dining all year round.”

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