A custom design: ultra-luxury home


This superb five-bedroom luxury home is a true reflection of quality, style and design innovation typical of Unique Homes

The owners’ aim in building this abode was to create a space suitable for entertaining, yet capable of complementing their cosy, homely and environmentally-aware lifestyle. No two Gold Coast Unique Homes’ projects are ever the same and this two-storey residence was specifically designed to take full advantage of its private waterfront location. It includes a host of attractive and innovative features incorporating cutting edge design and material specifications.

An oversized entry door opens to a stunning ground floor vestibule where a superbly crafted curved staircase leads to the upper floor. From the vestibule, a large ground floor study incorporating a private library lies opposite a spacious guest room with private en-suite facilities. The roomy living area is on a slightly lower level. Open galleries extending from the ground floor to the first floor ceilings enhance the spacious feeling while simultaneously framing magnificent water, parkland and distant mountain views. The formal lounge area, surrounded by a vast U-shaped pool, incorporates wraparound floor-to-ceiling picture windows, while a protected patio branching off the formal dining area is the perfect place for the owners to enjoy a quiet morning coffee while children enjoy the shallow splash pool.

A media room is tastefully furnished with sumptuous recliner lounge chairs upholstered in off-white leather, while a Bose surround sound system complements the large wall screen. The entire sound system integrates with the home’s computer controlled background music system, allowing separate soundtracks to be piped into each room if desired. Suspended within the living room gallery, a stunning four-metre-high spiral chandelier becomes a focal point from both the lounge and family room areas. For ease of cleaning, it lowers almost to floor level at the touch of a button.

The spacious kitchen lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale. As one would expect, it features the latest European-style appliances while the huge island bench is perfect for handling the most ambitious selection of plated dishes. A generous walk-in pantry is complemented by a double-door pantry. Fitted with pull-out sliding shelves, it makes light work of finding those special ingredients.
The upper level reveals the home’s more intimate personality. Ascending a grand staircase, one is immediately impressed by a bridge spanning the void over the living area. The curved glass wall marries form and function for an extremely elegant result.

Thoughtful touches in each of the bedrooms reflect Gold Coast Unique Homes’ design experience. The master bedroom opens to a private balcony, which the owners say is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet cocktail while watching magnificent sunsets. A sub-wall separates the master bedroom from the master bathroom, replete with huge shower recess, spa bath and quality taps and fittings. A huge walk-in his and hers dressing room is located next to the bathroom. The second and third bedrooms share a common bathroom and both have access to first floor balconies. A private gymnasium with its own bathroom facilities is located at the end of an elegantly curved hallway.

The owners say the fully ducted air-conditioning system is very efficient. Warm air rising from the ground floor is quickly ejected through a centrally located first floor ceiling vent located in close proximity to both of the two-level galleries. Maintenance is minimal. Apart from the carpeted guest suite, study and media room, beautiful off-white polished floor tiles have been used throughout the ground floor level; attractive scatter rugs lending a more homely feel to this vast floor area. Pop-up automatic cleaning heads effectively take care of pool maintenance.

Gold Coast Unique Homes has been building prestige homes for over 25 years. The company offers free design and free interior decorating assistance with every home it builds.

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