The ultimate family haven: a unique Gold Coast home design


Tackling a tricky site is achievable with the right team, as was proven in this home project on Queensland’s Gold Coast

This stunning six-bedroom, two-storey luxury waterfront home is a custom-built creation from Gold Coast Unique Homes. It’s perfectly positioned on an 800m2 canal frontage capturing wide water and city skyline views.

Jim Taylor, Gold Coast Unique Homes’ managing director, describes this as the ultimate family haven. It incorporates an open-plan design, combining high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors that allow natural light to flood the home’s expansive living areas.

Stepping through the stylish entrance, visitors are greeted by a voided area above the living space. A study and ensuite guest quarters are conveniently located either side of the main entry, while a grand, centrally located staircase services the upper level.

A magnificent resort-inspired wrap-around infinity pool surrounds the home’s main living space, creating an illusion that the lounge room is an island. The pool itself incorporates a shallow wading area in addition to a large infinity lap pool. The sunken lounge includes a cosy ethanol fireplace, while a mix of timber, glass balustrade and louvres add to the overall ambience.

The gourmet kitchen includes top-quality appliances plus an additional butler’s pantry. An island bench separates the kitchen from the general living area, while large sliding doors lead out to a covered waterfront alfresco entertaining spot, complete with built-in barbecue.

The upper level includes five luxurious bedrooms, each with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes. A grand master suite boasts a comfortable parents’ retreat, along with luxury ensuite and spa, his ‘n hers walk-in robes and a huge balcony capturing the city lights and water views.

A teenagers retreat/media room with its own kitchenette completes the upper-level accommodation.

Ducted air-conditioning, intercom, keyless entry system, alarm, automatic gates and solar panels all contribute to make the home a very liveable domain, while the triple-car garage, together with secure off-street parking for an additional three cars, is a real bonus in the near-city location.

The owners explain they looked at many ideas before settling on their ultimate design. They had a particular focus on creating a seamless connection between the house and the canal front, and the home has evolved just as they envisioned. A grand fully tiled stairway leads down to a wide sandy beach. Either side, professionally landscaped terraced gardens, shaded by a huge poinciana tree, add style and elegance to the home’s waterfront elevation. An extra-large concrete pontoon off the beach can accommodate a sizeable boat, while the secluded canal is only minutes from the Broadwater.

The home is located in a very private residential enclave within minutes of elite secondary schools, the beach and the Gold Coast entertainment precinct. Its inner-city location is also in close proximity to trendy cafes, a farmers market and the Gold Coast’s magnificent racecourse.

Gold Coast Unique Homes has been building custom-designed luxury homes for more than 30 years. The company provides a 25-year structural guarantee and offers a complementary design and interior decorating assistance with every home it builds. Clients deal directly with the company’s own design team and can view computer-simulated three-dimensional images of both the exterior and interior of the home before plans are finalised.

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