Design keeps rich backdrop in frame
The creative and generous use of hi-tech glass combined with an eye-catching layout seamlessly brings the outdoors into this ultra-modern home
A TEAM of designers have brewed up a striking mansion that doesn’t just look beautiful but can clean itself too.
While Gold Coast architect Michael Witty set to work on bringing the residence to life, landscape designer Paul Bangay created an ultra-modern garden – and the result is amazing.
The property is home to luxury features including honed fossilised shell stone terraces and self-cleaning Pilkington Activ glass windows, sensor taps, electric blinds and an integrated sound system.
Homeowners Paul and Patricia Robinson said they mulled over the plans to build a house that was functional, fluid and engaging.
“It’s a funny story because Paul and I were originally the neighbours to this home,” she said.
“We were at No.47 and we were there for 23 years so we really didn’t move very far after two decades.”
Ms Robinson said it was the waterfront lifestyle she loved most about Monaco St.
“There are a lot of wow factors but the design is all about capturing the marvel of the river,” she said.
With expansive glass and stunning views the property certainly does bring the river views inside. The kitchen features timber finishes and seamlessly opens into the courtyard which is visible throughout the house. A black marble seat inset with