30 Oct 2023 | 4 mins

Brighton: Tropical ‘treehouse’ home with wellness centre designed to mimic bow of ship - News Ltd

Brighton: Tropical ‘treehouse’ home with wellness centre designed to mimic bow of ship - News Ltd

Set among a lush, tropical jungle in the heart of Brighton, this resort-style home with its own garden “wellness centre” wouldn’t look out of place in Far North Queensland.

Vendor Nicki says the 2A Emily Street property has been “the most peaceful and relaxing place” for her and her husband, and their two daughters, to call home over the past eight years.

Located in walking distance to the buzzing Bay and Church Streets, the Brighton Foreshore and local private schools like Firbank Grammar and Brighton Grammar, it makes for the perfect buying opportunity for a growing family.

“It’s in walking proximity to absolutely everything, we rarely needed to use our cars because everything is at our fingertips,” Nicki says.

“It feels like you’re in a resort, you just get lost in the beauty and the birds.”

Nikki’s family are only the third owners of the six-bedoom home, constructed with tall, angular lines to mimic the bow of a ship.

It also boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows throughout to maximise the natural light and views of the surrounding landscape.


Step into a tropical jungle.


A wraparound pool adds to the resort feel.

The owners completed a contemporary renovation in recent years, updating the kitchens, bathrooms and modernising the interiors.

An open-plan kitchen overlooking the living and dining areas features a spacious stone bench top, high-end Miele appliances and a fully-equipped butler’s panty.

The entire space looks out to the wraparound pool and spa, adding to the tropical resort feel.

“I love sitting outside downstairs and enjoying the tranquillity of the pool,” says Nicki.

“One of my favourite pastimes is just floating in the pool, looking up at the trees.”


The house is shaped like the bow of a ship.

She adds that the main bedroom is like living in a treehouse.

“When I lie in bed, all I can see are treetops,” she says.

The family have also enjoyed entertaining at the property, including 18th and 21st birthday celebrations that accommodated more than 100 guests.

Plus, buyers looking for a home retreat or what Nicki describes as a “wellness centre”, can make use of the self-contained studio near the base of the block, opening out through large sliding doors to the garden to create a seamless connection with the outdoors.


Indoor-outdoor living.


The main bedroom feels like you’re “in a treehouse”.


A self-contained “wellness centre” or teenage hangout.

“It’s also a really good hangout spaces for teens,” Nicki says.

Now with their daughters living out of home, the couple are selling the house with a $6.3m-$6.93m price guide through Forbes Global Properties agent Marcus Heron.

“We love it and we just need another beautiful family to enjoy it as much as we have,” the vendor adds.

“It’s such a special place, there’s nothing like it.”