Pool­ing tal­ents to cre­ate mas­ter­piece

This sprawl­ing five-bed­room water­front mansion bril­liantly evokes a modern coastal style with just a taste­ful hint of the Hamp­tons for good mea­sure

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS HANNAH SBEGHEN

CELIA Braun just loves her newly ren­o­vated walk-in wardrobe.

“Be­ing a girl, it is one of the most fab­u­lous places to be,” she said.

With high-ceil­ings and home to 200 pairs of Mrs Braun’s shoes, the only thing the ex­trav­a­gant room is miss­ing is a chan­de­lier.

Mrs Braun and her hus­band Dou­glas bought their water­front home two days be­fore Christ­mas in 2011.

“It was a Christ­mas present for our fam­ily but we had no fur­ni­ture on Christ­mas Day,” she said.

“We wanted a house to fit the whole fam­ily, some­thing that could be a party house when all the kids came home.”

With five en­suited bed­rooms which all have pri­vate bal­conies, Mrs Braun said the home was de­signed to evoke a modern coastal style with a hint of Hamp­tons.

Styled by Burleigh in­te­ri­ors The Boho Bun­ga­low, the white pal­ette is brought to life with leafy botan­i­cals, tim­ber fin­ishes and mar­ble fea­tures.

“We wanted to en­hance the tim­ber and white can­vas with gold,” she said.

The cou­ple said they filled in the wall cut outs with gran­ite, mar­ble and glass.

“The cut outs in the hall­way face op­po­site each other and we wanted to do some­thing unique with them,” she said.

“We sponge painted the hall­way walls with gold coloured paint to tie it all in.”

Mrs Braun said the fam­ily are most

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