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Gone troppo: Darwin home comes with some ‘Big Ass’ assets


The home at 9 Macartney Street, Fannie Bay, was built for Top End living in mind.

Every aspect of this executive home at 9 Macartney Street, Fannie Bay was designed with the Top End climate in mind.

Selling agent Andrew Harding of Ray White Darwin said the owners worked with Tropix Homes and Ruth Brown of Sabi Building Designs to create ‘Hibiscus House’ in 2020.

“The owners enjoyed working with Ruth and builders Joel and Shane, who specialise in building homes to suit our tropical climate,” he said.

“They wanted every wall of the home to be filled with louvres to catch the Fannie Bay sea breezes.

“The home has 4m high ceilings with Big Ass fans to make the most of our seasons.

“The design allowed the family to enjoy inside living in light filled, open plan spaces and to be equally comfortable outside cooking, eating and relaxing on the huge undercover alfresco area, surrounded by nature and watching the storms roll in.”

The island features a marble island bench with waterfall edges.

Mr Harding said great thought was put into not only the home but the landscaping as well.

The house was positioned to repel the sun and capture the sea breezes while the roof design provided maximum shade in a stepped formation to allow the heat to escape.

The walls were constructed with energy efficient panelling that repelled heat and cooled quickly and there were louvres on every external wall.

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Trees were mass planted on the eastern and western aspects to protect the house from the sun while the tropical gardens provided shade and could be seen from every part of the home.

The house sits on a fenced 1,160 sqm block with automatic gate.

Inside the fully airconditioned home there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and open plan living open to the outdoor entertaining area and saltwater pool with glass fencing.

The home has great indoor-outdoor flow.

The modern kitchen has a huge marble island bench while the outdoor kitchen includes a barbecue, sink and mahogany bar.

The main bedroom has a built-in robe and ensuite with separate toilet and three of the remaining bedrooms have built-in robes.

The fifth bedroom could be used as a rumpus room.

The property has a 9kw solar system, three phase power, Crimsafe screens, lockup storeroom and room to park a large boat.

Mr Harding said the current owners loved the home’s large gathering spaces that allowed the family to come together and enjoy special times.

“The house is also zoned, which allowed the owners and their teenage kids to retreat and enjoy their privacy,” he said.

“And they love the huge 1,160 sqm block and the extensively landscaped gardens, which create privacy and a really tranquil atmosphere.”

Louvres feature throughout the entire home.

Mr Harding said the property was a rare find being the only new tropically designed executive family home in blue-chip Fannie Bay within a short walking distance to the Parap Markets, the Sailing Club and the Fannie Bay foreshore.

“It is meticulously maintained and represents an absolutely turnkey proposition for the next family to enjoy growing up in, as much as the current family has,” he said.

*This property has gone under contract.


Address: 9 Macartney Street, Fannie Bay

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3

Carparks: 4

Price: Under contract

Agent: Andrew Harding, 0408 108 698, Ray White Darwin