Alkira was designed by local architect Charles Wright, and sits like a lily upon its own man-made lake. The house was awarded The Australian Institute of Architects' House of the Year in 2014.
Alkira, an Aboriginal word meaning 'bright and sunny, a happy place in the sun', harvests all its own water and electricity, through rainwater harvesting and solar panels on the roof.
Located in the only place in the world where two World Heritage listings coverage, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Alkira is nestled within 73 acres of rainforest, fringed by over 600m of secluded absolute beachfront. Private boardwalks facilitate the stroll through the rainforest. All this, and Alikra is still only a two-hour drive from Cairns.
Alkira is on the market for $15 million.
Six bedrooms, all with ensuites, and five with balconies, are fitted out with rare local rainforest timbers and Chillagoe marble. A commercial quality, stainless steel Miele kitchen contains every convenience, and is accompanied by a 2,400-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar. An open-air theatre is equipped with the latest technology. A helipad sits 100m from the house.