Continuing their creation of luxurious and stylish abodes, Gold Coast Unique Homes have done it again with this enviable masterpiece. GCM took a look inside the most recent addition to their impressive portfolio.
Gold Coast Unique Homes have been creating prestige homes for over 20 years, offering free design and interior decorating assistance with every home they build. In this instance, the owners’ aim was to build a home suitable for entertaining, yet capable of complementing their cosy, homely and environmentally aware lifestyle. The result is this superb 5-bedroom luxury home built by Gold Coast Unique Homes; a true reflection of quality, style, and design innovation that will be the envy of many others.
No two Unique Homes projects are ever the same and this 2-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 level. From the vestibule, a large ground floor study incorporating an extensive private library lies opposite a spacious guest room with private ensuite facilities.
Magnificent Water, Parkland and Distant Mountain Views
The 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 wrap around floor to ceiling picture windows, while a protected patio 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.
The media room is tastefully 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 allows easy viewing of movies, even in broad daylight.
Entertaining on a Grand Scale
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 it can be lowered almost to floor level for ease of cleaning. The 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 further 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 family room to a large outdoor entertaining area. Ascending a grand staircase, one is immediately impressed by a bridge spanning the void over the living area. The curved glass exterior wall marries form and function for an extremely elegant result.
The upper level reveals the home’s more intimate personality. 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.
Private Gymnasium with Its Own Bathroom Facilities
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 ejected through a centrally located first floor ceiling vent located between the two 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. A large sun-deck is located between the home and the water’s edge where a private pontoon will accommodate a 15 metre luxury cruiser should the need arise.