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

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - AUCTION - WORDS HAN­NAH SBEGHEN

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

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