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Private House On Acreage For Sale By Owner In Pacific Haven, Queensland
This property at 16 Jacqueline Drive, Pacific Haven is 13 k from the town of Howard (on the Bruce Highway and the main Northern Rail line). It is 6 Nautical miles upstream of Burrum Heads and 1 k from the Pacific Haven Airstrip; so it is accessible by car, train, boat or plane. The road is bitumen to the gate. It is a unique block of land.
The open plan pole house was built in 1997 and is unique. It is made from local hardwood, cladded externally in Green Colourbond, White Colourbond roof, and internally, walls and ceiling, with Pine Boards; the floor and decks are all hardwood on the same level. The treated Pine Poles are set 1.5 metres into a solid rock shelf. There are 4 sets of stairs (the main entrance has just 3 steps), and 6 doors (5 Sliding and Main door); about 60% of the exterior walls are glass which never sees the sun because of the wide eaves, walkways and decks; the house is about 100 square metres inside and 120 outside as decks and walkways. The apex of the Cathedral Ceiling is 4 metres. The front deck faces N E and the Burrum River which is 5 metres away at high tide. The neighbouring houses are 150 metres to the S on the Burrum and Cherwell Rivers, which makes the house very private; one can't see an electric light at night. There are 16 Solar panels and 2 Solar hot water systems on the roof; the electricity bill is a cheque for the power put back into the grid. Rain water is stored in 2 x 30,000 litre poly tanks set into the ground. The stove is gas. but all other appliances are electric.
The steel shed is 8m x 7.5m, cladded in Green Colourbond, with a 15,000 litre poly tank; both are on concrete slabs and underground power is connected.
The plastic pipe pontoon is 16 ft x 8 ft x 1 ft and has a 13 m aluminium framed walkway across the mangroves. The tide rises and falls 3 m at the pontoon.
The whole 20 acres is a Nature Refuge (Gazetted in 2004). There is provision within the Covenant for a second house, which if built could turn the property into a commercial venture. The river frontage is an ambilateral boundary to the high water line; there is no easement or esplanade on the rivers so you own to the high water mark. The habitats include a mangrove forest ( 4 acres and 8 species) salt water couch coastal boobialla cassurina flat (7acres), a large fresh water lagoon at the back of the house, 9 acres of bush ( Gum topped box, bloodwoods, wattles, canthiums, soap bushes, casurinnas, tuckeroos, grevillias etc). The refuge protects 185 species of birds, grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies, possums and gliders, reptiles (no venomous snakes), turtles, frogs, echidnas etc. It is a unique habitat area.
16 Jacqueline Drive Pacific Haven QLD
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