Metic­u­lous by de­sign

An amaz­ing modern plan comes to life with the at­ten­tion to de­tail of tal­ented and skil­ful tradies who all hap­pen to be best mates

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - HOUSE HUNT - WORDS HAN­NAH SBEGHEN

IF you’re af­ter a strik­ing home with se­ri­ous street ap­peal then Tayne Wat­son’s “modern Mel­bourne” home on the Gold Coast is sure to im­press.

The boss of DC house de­sign teamed up with a friend to con­struct a modern mas­ter­piece in Robina.

Friend­ship paid off for Mr Wat­son who was for­tu­nate enough to hire the rest of his mates – a tiler, elec­tri­cian, roofer and pain­ter – to work on the project.

“I have done a lot of work across the Coast and in Bris­bane work­ing on com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial projects but this is my first per­sonal project,” Mr Wat­son said.

“It was all self-funded so I could take my time choos­ing styles and get­ting imag­i­na­tive with the de­sign.

“It was a lot of fun, es­pe­cially work­ing with my mates be­cause we would re­ward our­selves with a cel­e­bra­tory beer af­ter ev­ery stage. “Hav­ing a mate for ev­ery job is handy.” The prop­erty at 14B Pine­hurst Ave was orig­i­nally home to a 1988-built house.

“There was a lot of po­ten­tial in the block, it had good street pres­ence and the lo­ca­tion was con­ve­nient,” he said.

Mr Wat­son was able to com­bine his skills with his friends to cre­ate a home that of­fered lux­ury liv­ing with qual­ity fin­ishes.

“We didn’t have an army of help so the turn­around took about 12 months from start to fin­ish,” he said.

“We wanted a modern Mel­bourne feel that stood out on the street but the de­sign re­ally evolved as we kept go­ing.”

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