It’s been home to several Gold Coast identities and now this dream property in Surfers Paradise could be yours
IT’S described as a “dream home” and it’s not hard to see why. This Paradise Waters Mediterranean-style mansion was built by legendary Gold Coast construction figure Ron McMaster in the late 1980s for tourism figure and resort developer Keith Williams.
The property was later owned by Dreamworld founder John Longhurst and was bought in 2013 by its current owners, local businessman Sep Abedian and wife Flora.
The home features a three-level staircase inspired by the Vatican, arched windows, wrought iron chandeliers and Roman bathstyle pool.
The Abedians are downsizing and have bought elsewhere, and so are reluctantly parting ways with the property they lovingly restored to its original grandeur.
Mr Abedian, the brother of Sunland Group founder Soheil Abedian, was initially drawn to the home’s status, size and outlook.
“We regularly see pods of dolphins swimming past, manta rays flying out of the water and big schools of fish being followed by seagulls,” Mr Abedian said.
“The size of the house has been wonderful for our family because it gives us the ability to have everyone over without anyone being in anyone’s way.
“We’ve been able to have the experiences and memories that families are made of.”
Covering 1200sq m of floorspace, the home features an array of living areas, study, eightseat cinema, grand entry, games room with wet bar, seven-car basement garage, wine cellar, gym, workshop, jetty, pool and spa.
There are also reminders of the original residents with the Williams family crest adorning wallpaper in the games room.
The property’s historical importance was underscored in 2015 when the Abedians were asked by the Gold Coast City Council if they would open up their home to allow the public a viewing as part of the inaugural Gold Coast Open House program that celebrates important architectural landmarks.
Matt Gates, of Ray White Prestige, part of the Ray White Surfers Paradise (RWSP) Group, is marketing the property.
RWSP Group CEO Andrew Bell said the 1489sq m property offered one of the largest water frontages in Paradise Waters.
“It has 46m of water frontage, which is very rare, and overlooks the widest part of the river across to the grounds of the Southport School and north to the Southport skyline,” Mr Bell said.