Clever de­sign works

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - MARKET WRAP - WORDS HAN­NAH SBEGHEN

Ooz­ing coastal style in a split-level de­sign, this Mi­ami home was built to en­ter­tain.

In­te­rior de­signer and builder duo Kim and hus­band Michael Lunt cre­ated a mod­ern oa­sis af­ter knock­ing down the old home in its place.

“I bought the home off my fa­ther in 2010 and de­cided to knock it down and build from scratch,” Kim says.

“I wanted a clean slate to cre­ate a stylish fam­ily home.

“At first it was just a project but we found our­selves liv­ing in it af­ter it was built.”

De­signed by Michael Tom­lin­son from MS De­signs, the home was com­pleted in 2015.

Kim says the cou­ple spared no cost when it came to build­ing.

“We im­ported the tim­ber floor­ing from Brazil and made sure ev­ery­thing was top notch,” Kim says. “It has taken years to get to this point.” Kim says she was in­spired by her in­te­rior de­sign course when she was styling the home.

“We’re close to the beach here so I thought a coastal theme was per­fect,” she says.

“One of the best de­ci­sions we made was putting en­suites in all the bed­rooms, even the guest bed­room. The out­door den is also one of my favourite touches.”

Kim says her fam­ily spends a lot of time out­doors.

“We wanted a fo­cus on the al­fresco and pool area,” Kim says. “We have had some won­der­ful din­ners in the al­fresco.

“Cook­ing and clean­ing is easy and there is never any mess. “I like to call it the no-headache house.” The four-bed­room, four-bath­room home fea­tures an air­con­di­tioned gym and seven car­port base­ment sprawl­ing 150 sq m.

“My hus­band is big on man caves so it was a ne­ces­sity that we made a huge base­ment for him to hang out in,” Kim says.

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