When a home is designed by a famous award-winning architect like Charles Wright, you know we’re talking about a masterpiece. Specializing in contemporary and tropical architecture, every single project by Queensland-based Charles Wright Architects is unique, surprising, and inspirational.
Alkira is one of them, located on a slice of rainforest paradise in Cape Tribuation, Australia. The project received the 2014 Queensland Architecture Award, and it is easy to see why. The luxury home merges form and function in a truly innovative way, breaking norms and creating harmonious spaces for people to enjoy. It appears to soar from water and extend a series of angular arms in a pattern that could be compared to both a flower and an alien spaceship.
Each of the five wings holds a bedroom with en-suite facilities, boasting a high level of openness while also maintaining excellent privacy. At the center, a large open-space living area connects the five protrusions and invites people to come together and socialize.
The residence is completely self-sufficient when it comes to power, water supply and septic systems. Even though it is built on a lake, and the ocean is only a short walk away, Alkira also has its own plunge pool for fast, easy and convenient dips. The house is a haven of relaxation and seclusion, suited for people with a deep appreciation of design. Sitting on a 29.52-hectare property, it was listed on JamesEdition.com at AU$15 million (about $10.7 million).