This Tallai house was the most viewed in Queensland this week.
THE striking design of a Gold Coast house that looks like it is sitting in the treetops is attracting the eyes of house hunters across the state.
The Tallai house on Grandview Tce was the most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week.
It also made the list of top 10 most viewed properties around Australia, claiming 8th place.
Appropriately named the ‘Tree House’, it is a rare find on the Gold Coast.
The 15m cantilevered wing was one of the most complicated parts of the build.
It has floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the sprawling views.
The four-bedroom property went to auction earlier this month but was passed in.
It is now listed for $1.875 million.
Marketing agent Rob Lamb, of Kollosche Prestige Agents, said there were about five prospective buyers interested in snapping it up at auction but didn’t meet the reserve price.
“Throughout that campaign, we had a lot of interest,” he said.
“A lot of spectator interest too because of it’s unique design.”
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He said they were working with a number of conditional buyers to seal a deal.
The property’s owners, Simon and Janine Newitt, designed and built the house.
It looks as though it’s suspended in the air.
The house has a modern design.
They said it was a challenge given the 0.44ha block’s topography but also a labour of love.
Mr Newitt, who is the managing director of Steel Construct Australia, said they struggled to find a builder willing to take on the job so decided to do it themselves.
“Projects like this require understanding, vision and a can do attitude,” Mr Newitt told The Bulletin earlier this month.
“We really enjoy the challenge of applying our structural expertise and involve our structural steel fabrication business to create something unique.”
He said the 15m cantilevered wing, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the sprawling views, was one of the most complicated parts of the build.
Imagine waking up to this view every day.
Even the bathroom has a view.
“The tie down construction was extensive to lock the cantilevered wing down to the earth,” he said.
“This included 9m-deep rock anchors set below the primary footing.
“We also drilled and blasted three rock sockets that support the cantilevered building laterally.”