The Noosa hinterland home feels like a Balinese retreat.
The Noosa hinterland home feels like a Balinese retreat.

Millionaire surfer's eco-friendly dream home hits market

A SUNSHINE Coast millionaire surfer has put his dream Doonan home on the market.

Wade James, the founder of Rush Surf, made his millions selling his chain of surfwear stores to retail giant Billabong in 2010.

He bought an almost 9000sqm property in the Noosa hinterland with $1.6 million, which he developed into a five-bedroom, three-bathroom, four-car, eco-friendly home worth more than $3.45 million.

 

Wade James and wife Minna Knight. Picture: Ric Frearson
Wade James and wife Minna Knight. Picture: Ric Frearson

Since selling to Billabong, Mr James has spent time raising money for charity, "including a personal 500km paddle to raise funds for Parkinson's Australia, Melanoma Patients Australia and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital".

His beautiful home is a Balinese-Ssutheast Asian style retreat with views of the Pacific Ocean from Noosa to Coolum.

 

Stunning coastline views.
Stunning coastline views.

The home is an environmentalist's dream, with its own water purification plant and a humidity controlled wine cellar.

Among its many charms are the wide array of natural materials used in construction; travertine, basalt, timber, marble and stone were used to create the luxury home.

 

Mr James furnished the home with coconut furniture.
Mr James furnished the home with coconut furniture.

It also includes sun-soaked courtyards, postcard windows, open fireplaces and an infinity edge pool with coastline views.

And that's not all. The dream home has two kitchens, with the second a stainless steel one outside with a full barbecue, dishwasher, sink and fridge, and the whole property is fully automated.

"Properties like these are rare and exclusive and offer a lifestyle far surpassing all expectation," is how David Berns Real Estate in Noosa Heads have been marketing the property.

The property has its own water treatment plant contained in the area behind the sauna pavilion on the right.
The property has its own water treatment plant contained in the area behind the sauna pavilion on the right.


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