Mahon Residence - Port Douglas

This seven-bedroom private holiday home on the headland in Port Douglas with views down famous Four Mile Beach was conceived as a 'private resort'.  The client was inspired by the Aman resorts of Asia & wanted to bring the same opulence to tropical north Queensland.  As the architect responsible for the project when working with Gary Hunt & Partners & having just travelled through Tibet & fallen in love with the Dalai Lama's palace in Lahsa, many elements found their way into the design.  Although a very challenging site with 98 steps from the front entry gate to the top bedroom (& fortunately an inclinator as well), the end product is the essence of a tropical paradise.  The property is available for rent & is known as Villa Empat Puluh Dua.