Modern Family Living

This magnificent custom-designed luxury home typifies the outstanding design and quality craftsmanship delivered by unique Homes. Built to suit the needs of an adult family, the house combines four spacious bedrooms with a home theatre, recording studio, generous formal and informal entertaining, as well as dining areas and a pontoon berth for a family of active boating enthusiasts.

The grand entrance features an oversized front door surrounded by clear glass panels and is surmounted by a wide, cantilevered glass roof for added weather protection. stepping into the entry vestibule, one is immediately impressed by the feeling of space created by the airy atrium. To the left, a large study serves as a professional recording studio for two successful sons carving out professional international musical careers.

At the far end of the tiled hallway a huge plate glass wall reveals a magnificent view of the neighbouring parkland, complete with a sandy beach and tropical coconut palms on the opposite side of the canal. To the right of the hallway is a spacious formal lounge and dining area where high ceilings further enhance the feeling of grandeur.

Opposite, and separated by a sub-wall, is the gourmet kitchen featuring Italian marble benchtops and splashback. generous storage space, an island bench and a six-burner gas-fired European stove combine to make entertaining a pleasure. A generous family room and informal eating area adjoining the kitchen lead through bi-fold doors to the wide patio.

The full-width patio overlooks a lap pool, with the canal and pontoon berth beyond. This elevated area also boasts quality barbeque facilities and is easily accessed from the kitchen, making it ideal for casual outdoor dining and entertaining.

An imposing staircase to the right of the hallway leads up to a private sitting area. Also occupying the first floor is the main bedroom with an adjoining sitting room, as well as a guest bedroom with its own ensuite facilities. There are also two additional bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, and a luxurious home theatre. Three of the bedrooms have direct access to the upper-level balcony, which overlooks the parkland and canal.

A substantial walk-in dressing room adjoins the main bedroom suite. The generous main bathroom also boasts double vanity units, while a beautiful spa bath adds to the feeling of Hollywood-style luxury. Heavy drapes, together with effective sound insulation ensure that the luxurious home theatre provides a secluded retreat from the outside world. Plush leather lounge chairs have been stepped to ensure everyone has an uninterrupted view of the screen.

Nestled in one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious island developments, this home is an outstanding example of the innovative design and quality workmanship of unique Homes’ custom-designed family residences. Jim Taylor, Unique Homes’ managing director, has been building luxury homes for more than 30 years. His company offers an unconditional 25-year structural warranty on every home, in addition to free design and free interior decorating assistance.