Jawdropping home licensed for 160 parties a year
A RIDICULOUSLY stunning Queensland home that's soon to sell to the highest online bidder has a licence to host 160 parties a year.
The jawdropping home in Australia's millionaire playground is set to take its chances online with the owners willing to let it go to the highest clicker on August 6.
The dream estate that's more a work of art than anything else, is in the Whitsundays region and tailor-made for the millionaire live, work, play lifestyle.
Called Botanica Whitsundays, the lavish property was described as a labour of love "decades in the planning and never to be replicated" from its majestic ancient iron gates to its 5.46 acres of landscaped grounds, 160 metres of Coral Sea frontage, and 1,000 sqm home.
It's so stunning, it plays host to dream weddings throughout the year - which is why it can pay its own way.
Unsurprisingly, it's already generating interest from potential buyers, according to Sotheby's International Real Estate agent Carol Carter, who's co-listed the property with PRD Nationwide's Jacqui Wakerley.
"It is an unusual property. It satisfies your appetite for the play, work and play lifestyle that we love. You've got the ability to live your dream with breathtaking views across the Coral Sea but add to that you've got the opportunity to build on an existing lucrative wedding business."
"It's licensed for 160 events a year which is a lot.
"You could have corporate events during week, and weddings on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays."
The oceanfront residence includes handcrafted finishes, imported timbers, woven rattan, soaring cathedral ceilings and Balinese fluted timber columns.
"In the 10 years since its inception as a destination wedding and events venue, 'Botanica Whitsundays' has set a benchmark with awards and accolades bestowed by industry associations and Queensland Tourism," according to the realestate.com.au listing.
"Licenses and permits are in place to host 160 events annually; with hospitality equipment and infrastructure in place."
Or you could just win lotto and decide to keep it as the ultimate party home.
The property has five bedrooms, five ensuite bathrooms and four guest powder rooms as well as two kitchens - one for the family and the other a full commercial kitchen.
And there's more than enough room to build additional accommodation on site to take advantage of the stunning location.
Asked how the owners could bear to part with such a dream property, Ms Carter said "they have similar venues overseas that they are concentrating on".
"They are definitely selling, they're not just testing the market. That's why they are going to (online) auction, because they want it sold."