Every so often someone decides to take on a challenge to create something extraordinary. And extraordinary is exactly what View Retreats member, Rod Perry, has delivered by giving multi-award winning Architect, Charles Wright, a blank canvas to exercise his cutting-edge and innovative approach to tropical architectural design.
Alkira Resort House & Rainforest Retreat is truly a house like no other. Hidden within 75 acres of lush rainforest, where two World Heritage listed sites come together; The Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics, Alkira lives up to its name – which in Aboriginal is ‘bright and sunny – a happy place in the sun’.
Alkira offers a revolutionary ‘house within a lake’ design created to seamlessly blend outside with inside, allowing refreshing breezes all seasons. Set amongst the lush rainforest and only 600 metres from the beach, this stunning house allows groups of up to 12 people to reconnect with nature whilst offering every modern facility you can think of.
Rod told the architect “What we want is to be surprised” and that is certainly the result he received. The futuristic look of the house combined with rainforests that are thousands of years old provides the vast contrasts that make this place truly magical.
Update 12/02/2015: Alkira Rainforest Retreat has been sold and is no longer taking any new bookings.
Image: Courtesy of Patrick Bingham Hall©