Luxury and bit of quiet
A family has spent more than $5 million on a Paradise Waters home and now they are getting ready to do some renovations
THE ink has dried on a contract for a jawdropping mansion in Surfers Paradise.
Canberra investor Peter Bately bought the luxurious property at 103 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters in August for $5.02 million.
He bought it a month after selling his 1960s Surfers Paradise Esplanade home for $6.5 million.
The family moved from a converted unit block on the Esplanade and said while they loved the beach the road was busy and there were a lot of tourists.
Mr Bately and his family moved to Paradise Waters this week and were excited to unpack.
“My daughter Sabrina is very happy to have a pink bedroom with her own bathroom and a big backyard,” he said.
“My wife Sammi and I wanted to give her a backyard and a neighbourhood where she will be able to make some friends.”
The father-of-one said he had big plans in store for the glitzy waterfront house.
“I was attracted to the Hamptons-style and I want to modify it to be completely Hamptons with the ornate cornices and big heritage windows,” he said. “I would even like to put in classic Hamptons ceilings.”
Mr Bately said with a few modifications he would have the mansion oozing Hamptons appeal. “I also want to fill in the void with a concrete slab to extend the bedrooms,” Mr Bately said.
“The main bedroom will be as big as the lounge room and the house will still have considerably high ceilings.”
The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house has two waterfront pools with a spa, media room, multiple terraces and secure parking for six vehicles.
Mr Bately bought the home from Cairns car dealer Greg Eastment. Amir Mian from Prestige Property Agents negotiated the sale.
103 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters has changed hands for $5.02 million.