Sanctuary Cove is well known for its grand waterfront homes and the reclusive lifestyles enjoyed by the estate’s fortunate residents. This superb 5 bedroom Sanctuary Cove home, completed recently by Gold Coast Unique Homes is a true reflection of quality, style, and design innovation that will be the envy of many others.
The owners said their aim was to design a home that is a true entertainer, yet capable of reflecting their cosy, homely and environmentally aware lifestyle. No two Unique Homes projects are ever the same and this 2-storey home was specifically designed to take full advantage of its expansive water views. 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.
To the left is a large study incorporating a private library, while to the right is a spacious guest room with private en-suite facilities. Ahead, on a slightly lower level, one enters the home’s generous living area. Open galleries extending from the ground floor to the first floor ceilings enhance the spacious feeling while simultaneously framing the magnificent water, parkland and distant mountain views. The formal lounge area, surrounded by a vast U-shaped pool, incorporates wrap around floor to ceiling picture windows, while a protected patio beside the formal dining area is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet morning coffee as young children enjoy the shallow splash pool.
A large media room has been thoughtfully decorated with dark brown walls, offset by sumptuous recliner lounge chairs upholstered in off white leather. A Bose surround sound system complements the large wall screen, while the entire sound system integrates with the home’s computer controlled background music system. This allows separate soundtracks to be piped into each room if desired. With the double entry doors closed, the media room is easily used for viewing movies, even in broad daylight.
Form and Function
Suspended within the living room gallery, a strikingly modern 4 metre high spiral chandelier becomes a focal point from both the lounge and family room areas. At the touch of a button, this chandelier can be lowered almost to floor level for ease of cleaning. The spacious kitchen lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale. As one would expect, it features the latest European-style appliances and the huge island bench is perfect for handling the most ambitious selection of plated dishes.
A generous walk-in pantry is complemented by another double door pantry. Fitted with pull-out sliding shelves it makes light work of finding those special ingredients. Views from the kitchen extend through the adjacent family room and to a large outdoor entertaining area. Ascending the staircase, one immediately notices a bridge spanning the void over the living area. The curved glass wall marries form and function for an extremely elegant result. Here the home reveals its more intimate personality.
Thoughtful touches in each of the bedrooms also 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 what can only be described as the master bathroom with its huge shower recess, spa bath, quality taps and fittings all adding to the feeling of luxury.
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. Located at the end of an elegantly curved wall, a fourth bedroom is soon to be converted to a private gymnasium. This also includes its own en-suite facilities. The owners say the fully ducted air-conditioning system is very efficient.
Hot 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 kept to a minimum. Apart from the carpeted guest bedroom, 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.
Outside, the pool has pop-up automatic cleaning heads to effectively take care of pool maintenance. A large sun-deck has been incorporated between the home and the water’s edge while a private pontoon is capable of accommodating a 15 metre luxury cruiser should the need arise. Gold Coast Unique Homes has been building prestige homes for over 20 years. The company offers free design and free interior decorating assistance with every home it builds.