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

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

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.

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