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Located in the quiet coastal village of Lake Cathie on the mid north coast of NSW this outstanding residence was the Winner of the Donavon Oates and Hannaford 2006 Awards for Excellence in Design and Heritage.
2006 Winner Awards for Excellence in Design and Heritage

2006 Winner Awards for Excellence in Design and Heritage

Judged by three leading NSW Architects this home also received a commendation for landscaping.

Views of Ocean and Lake

Views of Ocean and Lake

The home has 180 degree views of the ocean and lake. Combine these views with no lawns to mow and you have the ultimate lifestyle for relaxation.

One of the major features of the home is three 5.5 metre wide sliding doors which opens the entire upstairs living and kitchen areas to the traventine tiled covered verandah.

The home has a fully ducted air conditioning system very rarely used in summer due to the thermal design and coastal temperatures. This area of the mid north coast is often described as the ideal climate in Australia.

With fishing just across the road and great surfing out the front all the action can be watched from the comfort of home. Migrating whales are often seen from the kitchen, dining and living areas upstairs.

The entire house is carpet free with Spotted Gum flooring featuring in all living areas, bedrooms, study and stairwell. The large Kitchen/Dining area is finished with 400mm square traventine stone tiles.

Picture Frame Sunrises

Picture Frame Sunrises

Street frontage wall details

Street frontage wall details

The Pool Area

The Pool Area

The street frontage is finished with a 1.8 metre high granite stone wall which provides privacy to the courtyard entry and sunken pool area with a 1.8 metre deep inground tiled pool.

Location of Residence at Lake Cathie NSW

Location of Residence at Lake Cathie NSW

Designer Kitchen

Designer Kitchen

The designer kitchen is finished in metallic gloss with glass splash back. Bench tops are black marble and the appliances include stainless steel gas cooktop and dual self cleaning stainless steel finished ovens.

Front Entry

Front Entry

The front entry is finished with traventine stone tiles and is accessed by dual opening designer glass front doors with stainless steel security screens.

Stunning Sunrises

Stunning Sunrises

Wake up to all year round stunning sunrises over the sea. You don’t even have to get out of bed.

 

Traventine tiles line the fully covered verandah that surrounds the east and north sides of the home.

Upstairs Living

Upstairs Living

Traventine tiled verandahs with modern colourbond feature walling and decorative balustrading

Traventine tiled verandahs with modern colourbond feature walling and decorative balustrading

Main Bedroom

Main Bedroom

Bathroom Main Bedroom

Bathroom Main Bedroom

The main bedroom has a full bathroom with makeup area and adjacent walk-in-robe.

Downstairs Kitchenette

Downstairs Kitchenette

Front entry deck and limestone walls

Front entry deck and limestone walls

Front Entry Feature Walls

Front Entry Feature Walls

Lake Cathie has two village shopping centres within an easy level walk. One has a Woolworths Fresh Food Supermarket and specialty shops, the other takeaways and services. Nearby is a tennis court, bowling club, hotel, medical centre and more. The major centre Port Macquarie is a quick twenty minutes drive north.

Entry to Front Doors

Entry to Front Doors

Regular visitors to the balcony

Regular visitors to the balcony

Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding reserves and parks at Lake Cathie. Koalas are seen regularly throughout the village and there is a wide variety of bird visitors to the home.

Fishing the Lakemouth

A short walk over the road for fishing at the lake entry

There are great waves at the lake entry and other nearby breaks. Summer holidays the beach is flagged and patrolled by lifeguards.

Lake mouth surf.

Lake mouth waves.

Slideshow of additional images http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOAUD2KD4Y&feature=share&list=UUtAzJNlPoVIdu1Y3cywR8uA

Extremely concerned about the affects of climate change Dr White is spreading a message of hope through educating and empowering others to make a contribution towards solving the problems we now face.

Dr Mary E White (MA) is an amazing lady.

I first met Mary about four years ago and a recent chance phone call led me back to Johns River to hear more about Mary’s life.

Over the past several weeks I have come to appreciate her passion and dedication to humanity and the environment. I have also enjoyed the hospitality associated with a cup of tea and some raisin toast.
The video above is just a short account of some notable events in Mary’s life and much more will be found in her autobiography nearing completion.

Born 1926 in South Africa Dr White currently resides at her property near Johns River NSW Australia.

Mary White at Johns River NSW

Mary White at Johns River NSW

At 87 years of age she continues to write and educate on matters of environment, biodiversity and climate change.

From the age of 16 Mary studied Botany and Zoology at Cape Town University. When looking for a subject for a thesis, Professor Alex Du Toit advised Mary to pick a palaeobotanical subject as there was not a palaeobotanist in Africa and there was a whole Gondwanan fossil flora waiting to be discovered.

Mary moved to Australia with geologist husband Bill White in 1955. As a palaeobotanist Dr White worked for the Bureau of Mineral Resources studying fossils.

Africa

Africa

After her husband passed away in 1981 Mary began to write. She soon published her first book “The Greening of Gondwana”.

In the years following, Mary completed several more books including: Australian Prehistoric Plants – Reading the Rocks – Running Down Water in a Changing Land – Time in our Hands – Listen Our Land is Crying – After the Greening the Browning of Australia and her latest publication Earth Alive.

During these writing years Mary received Honorary Doctorates from four Australian Universities. During 2009 Dr White became a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to botany as a researcher and through the promotion of increased understanding and awareness of the natural world.

It soon became apparent to Mary that she needed to do something practical to help save biodiversity. 

In 2003 Mary purchased her dream The Falls Forest Retreat and immediately set about covenanting 73 of the 81 hectares as a Biodiversity and Rainforest Sanctuary. This was achieved in 2013.

After a difficult decision, Mary has decided it is time to move on and continue her writing along with new conservation and education programs. Her wish is to find someone to carry on her dream as an education and research centre.

My thanks to ABC Mid North Coast Open producer Wiriya Sati for assisting me with this film.

My gratitude and love to Dr Mary E White for allowing me to be part of her journey.

Link to ABC Open https://open.abc.net.au/posts/llife-on-earth-26lz0fs