You'll never guess the location of this stunning Australian home

The award-winning property isn't where you might expect. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

When you think of luxurious Australian homes, you’re likely to conjure up images of mansion-like Melbourne apartments, or the soaring prices of Sydney terraces. How often do you think of Rockhampton?

This multi-award winning home is about to change that.

25 Bayview Drive in the Rockhampton suburb of Lammermoor has won two awards, including Residential Home Over $900,000 from the Queensland Master Builders Association (QMBA) in Central Queensland.

This architecturally-designed home’s hilltop position (which earned it Best Use of a Sloping Block from QMBA) affords unimpeded views of the ocean that sits just a few hundred metres away.

The sloping block is just a few hundred metres from the ocean. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The three-storey home, set on a 779 square metres, features five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage, as well as a pool and a dedicated media room.

The ground floor is split between an enormous teenagers’ retreat (one of the five bedrooms) and a grand foyer entrance with a gorgeous spiral staircase at its heart.

The foyer entrance features a spiral staircase and marble-look concrete floors. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The first floor is given over to the remaining four bedrooms and both bathrooms, with access to the two-car garage from this level.

This massive teenagers’ retreat takes up half of the ground floor. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The master suite is fit for a luxury hotel, with a walk-in robe, epoxy concrete marble-effect floors and a circular bath at the foot of the bed to take full advantage of the view.

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Nothing beats a bath with a view. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

In the ensuite, you’ll find dual statement sinks and a massive double shower.

A privacy wall helps section off the ensuite while maintaining a sense of space. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The other bedrooms are decidedly moodier, with dark carpet and furnishings; all feature air-conditioning, built-in wardrobes and wall-mounted TVs. 

The smaller bedrooms have a moodier colour palette with splashes of red and black. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The main bathroom is no less opulent than the master suite, with grand steps leading to a bath with a view, and a statement glass sink.

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There’s nothing standard about this bathroom. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The first floor is also home to an infinity pool with built-in spa and ocean views. 

This pool is living on the edge. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The theme of red and black accents continues throughout the house, with no room left untouched.

Tasmanian oak floors give the room a light, bright feel. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

The second floor of the home features the main living areas, kitted out with Tasmanian oak timber floors, including an open-plan kitchen/living/dining room and a secluded area for formal dining.

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This space also gives more opportunity to embrace modernity, with the kitchen bench serving half as a breakfast bar and half as an art display. And if you’re worried about carrying the groceries up the stairs, don’t be; there’s a 50kg grocery dumbwaiter lift to do all the hard work for you. 

The kitchen is part function, part art display. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

There’s plenty of room to relax or entertain, with a lounging area to show off the magnificent view of the ocean, and access to an tiled entertainment area and outdoor barbecue space. 

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Imagine curling up here with a good book. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

A tiered media room with a Panasonic projector and surround sound creates the perfect at-home cinema experience.

No one will be arguing over seats on family movie night. Image: Ray White Rockhampton

25 Bayview Drive, Lammermoor, will go to auction on Sunday, August 27 2017 at 11am. For a house this opulent, prices are expected to soar.

What do you think of the design style in this Rockhampton home?