Dripping over the cliffs of Webb Road, an absolute beachfront property at Sunshine Beach has set another sales record price for Noosa. Agency Principal Tom Offermann, who marketed the Webb Road property alongside agent Nic Hunter, said it had sold for $18 million.
Offerman has now sold the estate three times. “In 1987 it was owned by a Londoner … who used the modest timber house [previously on the site] for his annual holidays. The sale made news as the first Sunshine Coast property to hit the magic million mark and is still making headlines today, 31 years later. That’s understandable given Webb Road is very sought after, with only four beachfront properties.” A sweeping driveway at the end of the cul-de-sac leads to an exterior reminiscent of a lavish resort, complete with porte-cochere and oversized white front doors.
The record breaking home boasts seven bedrooms, and is an edgy take on classic modern architecture, featuring splashes of Noosa panache, sublimely in tune with the sub-tropics, the sea and the coastal sand dune ecosystem stretching before it. The residence has been completely renovated by award-winning international designer David Hicks, who has experience in developing bold, high-gloss, high-end interiors. Hicks’ style is embodied in the residence, which has been endowed with bright white walls and joinery, and a dark floor that grounds all spaces. The design gives a nostalgic nod to the Italian Riviera, with terrazzo and ribbed lacquered timber.
Subtle textures layered throughout the home are inspired by the bushland surrounds, whilst twisting and melding with the high quality finishes. Due to meticulous planning in the construction phase, every room in the house has a view of the sea. The home’s vast terraces and gazebos also provide sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. A stunning beach setting is framed by an expanse of glass near the pool, inviting the sand and sea inside. The outdoor living space continues through large terraces, alfresco dining areas, vast gardens and a full-size tennis court with cabana. A guest cottage is also tucked within the property lines. The expansive living and dining spaces, along with the domestic and commercial kitchens, flow seamlessly from the outdoor areas.
Atop the staircase, beyond the exquisite chandelier, are six substantial ensuite bedrooms, including a grand master suite. The bathrooms are designed with timber, woven wallpaper, heavily grained marble and blue glass walls. As one of Noosa’s leading real estate agents, Tom Offermann has sold several high profile properties in the area, including the home of former tennis champion Pat Rafter and his wife Lara. “[Noosa is home to] expats from London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, who have been very active in the past year. Running an agency with myriad clients from all over the world creates different challenges … but it’s always exciting.”