New take on eco-luxe at Worongary

A SPECTACULAR “glasshouse” on the Gold Coast is proving that style, functionality and great design can also be good for the planet.

The new-build at Worongary by Ramu Farrell, director of boutique builder SR Property Group, was designed to consider the home’s energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

The design of the home uses floor to ceiling double glazed windows and doors using low energy glass for one layer and tinted grey for the other.

Mr Farrell said the first thing perspective buyers would notice about the six-star eco rating home is the extensive use of glass.

“The design of the home employs floor to ceiling double glazed windows and doors using low energy glass for one layer and tinted grey for the other to invite an incredible amount of natural light into the house while maintaining extreme insulating values,” Mr Farrell said.

“Wall to wall, floor to ceiling blockout and sheer curtains are installed throughout to maximise privacy while letting light in or shutting it out completely.

“The addition of extravagant pitched ceilings extending to 5.4m in the home’s living areas allows even more natural light into the home while allowing warmer air to rise, keeping the home cool and most importantly, highly efficient.”

There is plenty of space inside with an open-plan design.

With a contrasting facade of black and timber, the home at 3 Alkira Way sits pretty at the end of a long driveway flanked by native gardens and raw sandstone blocks.

Covering 400sq m of the flat 4010 sqm block, the open plan, single-level residence includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a double garage with storage space and room to house extra cars, a caravan or boat.

The home’s list of eco-friendly design features continue with sheer and blockout curtains in all rooms, twin layer ceiling insulation, two rainwater tanks, and a 32 panel solar system with 16KW of lithium ion batteries powering the home with only the excess energy drawn from the grid.

A three phase, 32 amp electric car charging provision has also been added to both sides of the oversized garage.

There is also a pool.

Harcourts Coastal Prestige director of lifestyle property Katrina Walsh said one of the property’s most unique features was the internal glass atrium garden in the centre of the home.

“With a long list of eco-friendly features combined with a host of luxurious design elements this home ticks all the boxes for an eco-luxe property located in a picturesque setting in one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful yet convenient suburbs,” Ms Walsh said.

“All this aside, the home’s most extravagant feature is the stunning internal garden which is strategically located in the heart of the home providing a massive lightwell and increased internal air flow into the home while producing a gardenscape that acts as a living and breathing work of art visible as you move throughout the property.”

There is a stunning internal garden.

Other highlights include a 20 sqm covered pool area with a 6m x 3m heated swimming pool.

“This property is perfect for a family who looking for all the luxurious features in a home, who is not only conscious of their impact on the environment but wants to live in a way that reduces their impact for many years to come,” Ms Walsh said.

“And with 4000 sqm of flat, usable land surrounded by a brand new 2m high boundary fence, there is an opportunity to make it your own and even create your own self-sufficient vegetable garden with ample room for garden beds and fruit trees.”

The property goes to auction on December 13.

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