Hamilton hideout

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2009 by midcenturyjo

Endless summers on a tropical island, warm ocean breezes and soothing vistas. Imagine life on the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. No palm frond thatched hut here. This is Hamilton Island, playground of the rich and often kitsch. Fiona lives in this paradise and did my stalking for me this week. “These are the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club luxury villas. I live near Hammo and am quite familiar with the styles of houses and apartments there. These really are a cut above. For a start, it looks like you could actually be comfortable there! The local climate has been considered, plus views and privacy. It’s all so harmonious and well resolved my eyes just glide over the rooms (usually this never happens ’cause I’m too busy thinking ‘well that just looks wrong!’). I’d better pop out for a lotto ticket now.”

I agree. Most times apartments here channel the ghost of Miami Beach past. Love the detailing in these and all that timber. I’m not sure though that if I had the $3 million required to snare one of these I wouldn’t look for a tiny island of my own and build that thatched hut. Still a little bit of luxury in paradise is hard to pass up. Here while the link lasts and thanks Fiona!.

Sophie says:

Yes, East Anglia in August is looking particularly grey and sad after this…

Christen says:

Oh, to be able to live like that…

Loving the bedroom view!

love the bathroom, and the view from the master bedroom would make waking up a pleasure.

Norine says:

Those door handles! Wow! At first I thought they were copper but maybe wood? I want them!

Mallory says:

wow; hiding out here would be an absolute pleasure & a 1/2.

All I can say is wow! Everything from to wood paneling on the ceiling to the floating architectural "box"/cabinet in the kitchen fees right. I love the long tubular sink in the bath. Who wouldn't love that! You can't top the view in the bedroom.

kim. says:

Oops, forgot to comment on this last night, but Jeff reminded me when I went to bed – he called and said that he loved the living room/kitchen of this place. I agree!!

@Norine: The handles are 40mm Rosegum dowel. All of the exposed timber you can see is Rosegum.

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