Vivo Villas capture the best of tropical living in Port Douglas


Victoria Stone-Meadows


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The new villas on Mudlo Street use raw materials to blend seamlessly into their tropical surrounds. Images: Alison George.
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Port Douglas’ newest luxury villas have been snapped up in no time with buyers impressed by the sleek design and impressive technology integration.

The three recently completed freehold homes on Mudlo Street were designed and built by local multi-award winning builder and designer Nathan Verri.

Mr Verri said the design for the luxury homes was inspired by his years of experience, drawing on his learned experience of what makes a good home.

“The whole concept came together from the street appeal to the natural raw and rustic materials to be the best,” he said.

“Each one has four beds, four bathrooms, two living areas, two kitchens, indoor outdoor living and they all have their own pool.

“The design comes from looking around different products when you travel and spending time with clients and what they like.

“We have earned a lot about what people want and getting to know what people want.” 

“These are totally different to anything we’ve done in the area even if they drawn on little elements from other jobs,” Mr Verri said.

“They are specifically designed to embrace the tropical lifestyle and resort style living.”

The exterior showcases a seamless marriage of high-end rustic textures and building materials with contemporary design.

From the street, Vivo Villas stand out from the crowd with a feature unique in Port Douglas – bespoke Cor -Ten steel screening, a showpiece that cannot be beaten for longevity.

Travis Schumacher, Director & Licensee of Raine & Horne Port Douglas, said the villas offered a unique addition to the local property market.

“Nathan Verri is very passionate about this project,” Mr Schumacher said.

“It’s one of those special projects where the technology enhances these villas so much.

“They are really modern and with heaps of special features in the place, from the music system to the light system – it’s all high-end technology with cool features like boiling water or soda water directly from a tap. They are really futuristic. 

The three villas are individually titled to buyers have no body corporate fees or worries.

Mr Schumacher said the properties sold quickly which is a good sign for the strengthening Port Douglas property market.

“We sold the first one while the building was being developed then the second and third ones sold quite quickly once they were built,” he said.

“They sold for up to close to $2 million and once we were nearly finished the buildings really sold themselves.

“Certainly, I think, people and buyers want what these villas are offering and it’s a good way to go about it.

“It can be tough market, but this puts a bit more confidence that those kinds of buyers are back in town.”
“If the product is of a high quality and fantastic standard like these ones, buyers will want it you will get interest in it.

“It is very good for Port to have this sort of quality in town that people down south are enjoying.”

The three luxury Vivo Villas recently sold for between $1.7 and 1.9 million. 

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