The Mater Prize Home Lottery has outdone itself for draw #273, offering a spectacular home surrounded by lush bush and overlooking the Cairns valley. The view from all rooms is breathtaking, with a sense of complete privacy high at the edge of a tropical canopy.
This four-bedroom home was architecturally designed to blend with its surroundings and shows off a glorious array of rich textures and warm tones. The exterior living areas are as beautifully appointed as the interior spaces, with a mixture of seating, eating and viewing areas.
If you love the great outdoors but want to enjoy it with a glass of wine in hand, this is absolutely the home of your dreams.
The Natural Majesty of Cairns
Cairns was originally founded over 140 years ago to service the miners heading for the northern gold fields. After the Second World War, the town developed as an attractive tourist retreat and now welcomes international travellers from all over the world. Most come to see the Great Barrier Reef, swim in the balmy ocean, or enjoy some Australian hospitality across the many Bed and Breakfasts that dot the Atherton Tableland.
The city itself spans about 50 kilometres from north to south, covering what used to be vast sugar cane fields. Smithfield, which is where the home at 24 Eagleview Place is located, lies against the side of the Great Dividing Range and is the gateway to the northern beaches.
From your new home, you’ll be able to experience all of the natural wonders that people travel across the globe to come and see. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world and can be observed from outer space. It’s now a World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The reef supports an abundance of marine life, including thirty species of whales, porpoises and dolphins along with 1,500 different kinds of fish.
If you wander along the Cairns esplanade, you’ll find a swimming lagoon that’s popular with both the locals and the topless sunbathing crowd. The northern beaches also draw thousands of visitors to their clean white sands and turquoise waters. Wherever you turn, you’ll get a panoramic view of rainforest and reef, placid waters and vibrant sun.
Eagleview Place: Your Home in the Trees
Everything about this beautiful home urges you to get outside and enjoy the natural environment which surrounds you. Very few houses place such a high priority on the outdoor living areas, yet this prize home ensures that you’ll be just as comfortable out of doors as you are inside.
One entire length of the house is devoted to a multi-level wooden walkway that leads from the kitchen to the swimming pool. Passing the bedrooms and a separate guest house, it ends at the pavilion which borders a lap pool. There’s also an attached spa with a waterfall feature where you can gaze into the surrounding trees.
The alfresco off the dining room easily seats eight and has room for a large BBQ area. There’s additional outdoor seating along the walkway and plenty of space to lounge around the pool. Being told to go play outside is never going to be a hardship in this incredible setting.
Features of 24 Eagleview Place, Smithfield QLD 4878
Your tropical retreat has a total floor area of 428 square metres, so be prepared for wide open spaces and generously proportioned bedrooms.
- First Prize package valued at $1,870,000
- Large kitchen with cocktail bar and butler’s pantry opens onto a roomy alfresco
- Open plan dining and living area with spectacular valley views
- Large home theatre room
- Master bedroom has a walk-in robe and full ensuite
- Two additional bathrooms including an ensuite off the guest residence
- Two more bedrooms in the main residence
- Quiet guest residence set apart from the main body of the house and accessed by a wooden boardwalk, complete with its own bathroom facilities and deck
- Pool pavilion and changing area
- Spa with a pretty waterfall feature
- Full lap pool with swim-out
- Two-car garage with a handy closed-off storage area
- Home office attached to the garage and accessed through a separate entry
- Great curb appeal with sweeping driveway and imposing entrance
- Tasteful ceiling fans and modern light fixtures
- Room for guest parking
- $5,000 Visa gift card included
- Total area of the property is 2,298 square metres
A Smart Investment
If you’re the lucky winner of this incredible rainforest hideaway, you’ll find it pretty difficult to walk away when you’re holding the keys in the palm of your hand. Despite the temptation to just move in and abandon your current life, however, you might not be quite ready to settle in Northern Queensland full-time. If that’s the case, you’ve still got lots of other options to consider.
The vacancy rate in Cairns is very low, particularly for those seeking this luxurious level of accommodation. If you choose to rent your new property, you can expect to receive $1,300 per week or over $65,000 per year. That’s a second income you can use to pay off debt, build your savings, or pay for the things you currently have on your wish list. The property will be quietly accumulating value, and you can always move in yourself when you’re ready. Selling a few years down the road will also prove to be a profitable investment.
Finally, selling now will make you a millionaire overnight, and with $1.8 million in your pocket, you can pretty much do anything your heart desires. Take that trip around the world, buy your fantasy home somewhere else, or just enjoy the freedom that complete financial security most assuredly brings.
Pay Attention to These Dates
The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #273 closes on 25 October 2017. The Draw will take place on 27 October 2017 at the Mater Foundation, 260 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD 3102. You are more than welcome to drop by and attend the draw in person.
Once the draw is completed, the winner will be contacted by telephone and will also receive a letter by registered post within 2 to 3 days. You can also find the list of winners in the “public notices” section of The Australian. We will carry the results on our website at www.prizehometickets.com.au
Come and See it for Yourself
The prize home at 24 Eagleview Place, Smithfield, Cairns, QLD 4878 will be open for public viewing prior to the draw. You can come by for a tour anytime between 10 am and 5 pm up until Sunday October 22, 2017. That’s the last weekend before the draw, and the viewings will end on the final Sunday at 2 pm.
Come for the day and visit the northern beaches, or stay for a few and experience the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef.
Ticket Books are now on Sale for Mater Draw #273
When you buy more tickets, you get more chances to win the fabulous home in Cairns. What you also get with a ticket book, however, is the chance to win an array of other valuable prizes. If the winning ticket was purchased in a book, the winner will receive a bonus prize that incudes cars, trips, caravans, and gold bullion.
Mater home lotteries always sell out quickly, so get your book now before they’re all gone.
|Ticket and Ticket Book Prices||Number of Chances to Win||Additional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person|
|$10 Book||6 Chances to Win||$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer|
|$15 Book||10 Chances to Win||$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher|
|$20 Book||15 Chances to Win||$25,000 Home Entertainment Package|
|$25 Book||20 Chances to Win||$30,000 Car of Your Choice|
|$30 Book||25 Chances to Win||$35,000 Gold Bullion|
|$40 Book||35 Chances to Win||$45,000 Round the World Cruise|
|$50 Book||45 Chances to Win||$50,000 Gold Bullion|
|$70 Book||65 Chances to Win||$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice|
|$100 Book||100 Chances to Win||$60,000 Car of Your Choice|
Why Support the Mater Prize Home Lottery?
There are a number of charity lotteries in Australia that support great causes, but the Mater Home Lottery is one that touches the heart of many home lottery buyers.
Almost 8% of babies born in this country come into the world prematurely. They require critical care in special neonatal units to help them along until they’re ready to go home. Many have other problems that require additional care, and a number of babies develop complications while they’re still in the womb. All of these issues require expert treatment, and that’s what the Mater Foundation provides - every day of the year.
This world-class maternity care is expensive, and all of the ticket sales from the Mater Home Lottery go to supporting sick and premature babies who are brought back to health at Mater. We thank you very much for contributing to this lifesaving work, and wish you the best of luck in draw #273.