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Designer beachside home hits the market

Leading Australian documentary producer Sue Clothier and her cinematographer husband, Preston, have put their Mission Beach home on the market.

Sue first visited Mission Beach as a young girl when her family lived in Charters Towers. The couple often spent their holidays in Mission Beach but it wasn’t until the coveted block at 169b Alexander Drive came on the market that they decided to move to Mission Beach.

After the property was purchased, Sue and Preston began working on plans for the total renovation of their new home.

“The position was the perfect combination: an elevated block with level access from a private road at the rear.

“The original house was built in the nineties but we wanted to update and extend so we engaged Tony Driscoll Architects from Cairns. Our design brief was for a contemporary tropical home with no luxury overlooked. We created our dream home: a spacious house with open plan living areas both inside and out,” Sue explains.

Marketed through Melissa Thurgood of Ray White Mission Beach, the four bedroom home shares its cul-de-sac location with only two other properties.

“This is arguably the best spot in Mission Beach. The home is completely private and Narragon Beach is just across the road. The property is designed to take advantage of the climate, with a huge focus on outdoor living and entertaining,” Melissa said.

Sue’s career spans more than two decades in the entertainment industry, having produced or overseen the production of more than 180 hours of original broadcast programming.

When the couple moved to Mission Beach, Sue established Northern Pictures, a specialist factual production company which produced the critically acclaimed prime-time series Kakadu for ABC TV. The series has been honoured with numerous local and overseas awards.

The follow up series Life On The Reef is currently being filmed in Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Sue is also Executive Producer of Once Upon A Time in Punchbowl which is currently screening on SBS.

Preston is one of Australia’s most respected cinematographers with 20 years at the ABC and a further 25 years freelancing. His most recent work, the feature documentary Utopia recently screened on SBS.

Due to the growing success of Northern Pictures, Sue and Preston have relocated to Sydney making the difficult decision to place their Mission Beach home on the market.

The property at 169b Alexander Drive is for sale via private treaty and Melissa Thurgood of Ray White Mission Beach is accepting all reasonable offers from interested buyers.