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Tranquil rainforest retreat in Australia beautifully entwined with nature

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Mim Design is responsible for the complete rehabilitation of a 1980s holiday home located in Noosa, an Australian resort area on southern Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. This idyllic rainforest retreat is nestled within the lush foliage, on the edge of Noosa National Park.

The existing property was expanded and completely refaced to sit beautifully within this canopied environment.  Authentic materials, strong, simple, timeless form with billowing balconies and walkways, sit within and allow the surrounding landscape to envelope the structure and site. This 6,997-square-foot retreat features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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What We Love: This rainforest retreat was beautifully transformed into a sanctuary surrounded by lush vegetation. An indoor-outdoor connection was maximized throughout this home to gain a strong visual connection and create a feeling of calm for this home’s inhabitants. Overall, the project team did a fabulous job of creating a wonderful, newly revamped holiday home for quality time spent with loved ones.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall aesthetic of this Aussie getaway? Let us know in the Comments below, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the country of Australia: Compact pavilion house surrounded by dense Australian bushland and Australian seaside cottage gets a refreshing contemporary overhaul.

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The monochromatic palette provides an idyllic backdrop to this dwelling’s surroundings and setting as a contemporary holiday home for family and friends.

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To connect with this home’s beachside environment, the interior is characterized by smooth marble surfaces, smoked oak flooring, and white interior wall paneling. This home was thoughtfully renovated to create a space to relax, unwind and enjoy life’s simplest pleasures. This dwelling is a refind reflection of quintessential Australian living.

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Spread out over three levels, the designer rehabbed both the interior and exterior of this dwelling. The main goal was to be considerate of this home’s tropical environment, which was addressed in the layout. The designer reconfigured the floor plan to accommodate a spacious kitchen and a basement entertaining area, in addition to a fourth bedroom and ensuite.

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At no stage in the design process was the lush surroundings forgotten about. Instead, they have been integrated into the kitchen’s clear glass splashback and connected via the balcony extension. The floor-to-ceiling walls for glazing frame both the view of high palm branches and undergrowth, with unobtrusive shutters to embrace the fresh air and filtered natural light.

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In the kitchen, a glass backsplash frames the views of the forest canopy.

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A reading nook provides a calming environment to curl up, relax, and unwind.

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The exterior facade is wrapped in a black cladding with a gray render. Expansive walls of glazing help to maximize views of the forested surroundings.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Richey

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