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See inside the luxury Sunshine Coast mansion HIA has named Australian Home of the Year

Behind this unassuming modern façade hides a magical vine-draped riverside home that’s been named the BEST in Australia

  • A stunningly luxurious mansion covered in hanging vines hides behind an unassuming modern façade 
  • The outstanding home took out the top gong for Australian Home of the Year at the recent HIA awards 
  • It sits on the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast and features a palette of natural wood, stone and concrete 
  • A statement feature is the indoor-outdoor family room with a chic kitchen, lounge and external courtyards 
  • The downstairs basement is softly illuminated by a huge window that looks into the pool under the water

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From its modern-yet-understated street frontage, passers-by would never guess that behind the charred timber and stone-clad façade hides a sophisticated vine-covered home. 

The luxury property, named ‘Witta’, sits on the bank of the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast and was recently named Australian Home of Year at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) awards. 

With a sleek palette of concrete, wood and stone softened by the lush greenery that drapes down from the second-storey gardens, the stunning riverside home’s most appealing features are the indoor-outdoor family space and an underwater rumpus room.

Hiding behind this unassuming modern street frontage lies an incredibly luxurious riverfront mansion that has been named the best in Australia

The dreamy home, dubbed 'Witta', sits on the bank of the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and was recently named Australian Home of Year at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) awards

The dreamy home, dubbed ‘Witta’, sits on the bank of the Noosa River on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and was recently named Australian Home of Year at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) awards

It has a sleek palette of concrete, wood and stone softened by the lush greenery that drape down from the second-storey gardens

The stunning riverside home's most appealing features is the indoor-outdoor family space that looks out onto the river

With a sleek palette of concrete, wood and stone softened by the lush greenery that drape down from the second-storey gardens, the stunning riverside home’s most appealing features is the indoor-outdoor family space

Huge floor-to-ceiling glass doors pull back open up and to let natural light stream in and seamlessly blend the interior living space with the central courtyard

Huge floor-to-ceiling glass doors pull back open up and to let natural light stream in and seamlessly blend the interior living space with the central courtyard

Downstairs there is a rumpus room with a huge window that looks into the pool below the water's surface

Downstairs there is a rumpus room with a huge window that looks into the pool below the water’s surface

Huge floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to let natural light stream in and seamlessly blend the interior living space with the central courtyard that features a sparkling pool, luscious gardens and an alfresco kitchenette with a barbecue, black timber cabinetry and mirror splash back.  

The open-plan living area has soaring high ceilings leading up to a sky light and flows into a dining area with statement light pendants and a contemporary kitchen that would be the envy of any chef. 

A marble island bench and splash-back add a level of elegance to the kitchen that also features custom-built smooth timber cabinetry and matte black fitting and tapware.

The open-plan living area has soaring high ceilings leading up to a sky light and flows onto a dining area

The contemporary kitchen is be the envy of any home chef and the dining area feature statement pendant lights

The open-plan living area has soaring high ceilings leading up to a sky light and flows onto a dining area with statement light pendants and a contemporary kitchen that would be the envy of any home chef

A marble island bench and splash-back add a level of elegance to the kitchen that also features custom-built smooth timber cabinetry and matte black fitting and tapware

A marble island bench and splash-back add a level of elegance to the kitchen that also features custom-built smooth timber cabinetry and matte black fitting and tapware

The courtyard features a sparkling pool, luscious gardens and an alfresco kitchenette with a barbecue, black timber cabinetry and mirror splash back

The courtyard features a sparkling pool, luscious gardens and an alfresco kitchenette with a barbecue, black timber cabinetry and mirror splash back

A Sydney family are lucky enough to call this idyllic pad their holiday home enjoyed kids and adults a like with multiple living areas and a children's retreat

A Sydney family are lucky enough to call this idyllic pad their holiday home enjoyed kids and adults a like with multiple living areas and a children’s retreat

The hanging vines often grow so thick they create a green curtain at the rear of the home towards the riverbank making it feel like an urban jungle retreat. 

Downstairs an underwater rumpus room is illuminated by a huge window that looks into the pool as well as a glass-encased temperature-controlled wine cellar and pool table. 

The bedrooms and bathrooms are a lesson in luxury with calming textures, expansive windows that showcase the dense bushland and flowing river, a series of sky lights lets in an abundance of sunshine and a private zen garden in the master suite.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are a lesson in luxury with calming textures, expansive windows that showcase the dense bushland and flowing river

There are also a series of sky lights lets in an abundance of sunshine and a private zen garden in the master suite

The bedrooms and bathrooms are a lesson in luxury with calming textures, expansive windows that showcase the dense bushland and flowing river, a series of sky lights lets in an abundance of sunshine and a private zen garden in the master suite

Downstairs an underwater rumpus room is illuminated by a huge window that looks into the pool as well as a glass-encased temperature-controlled wine cellar and pool table

Downstairs an underwater rumpus room is illuminated by a huge window that looks into the pool as well as a glass-encased temperature-controlled wine cellar and pool table

The dreamy home was completed in 2020 by Sunshine Coast builders JW Constructions and designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects who drew inspiration from 'Brazilian modernism' while taking into account the local landscape, climate and culture

The dreamy home was completed in 2020 by Sunshine Coast builders JW Constructions and designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects who drew inspiration from ‘Brazilian modernism’ while taking into account the local landscape, climate and culture

It's hanging vines often grow so thick they create a green curtain at the rear of the home towards the riverbank making it feel like an urban jungle retreat

It’s hanging vines often grow so thick they create a green curtain at the rear of the home towards the riverbank making it feel like an urban jungle retreat

A Sydney family is lucky enough to call this idyllic pad their holiday home.

The dreamy jungle home was completed in 2020 by Sunshine Coast builders JW Constructions and designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects who drew inspiration from ‘Brazilian modernism’ while taking into account the local landscape, climate and culture. 

HIA judges were captivated by the ‘outstanding’ home’s ‘flawless’ workmanship and the quality of its finishes and construction. 

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