‘Northcove’ by name and nature
A Gold Coast realtor is determined to sell his gorgeous Broadbeach Waters home after transforming it into a Hamptons-style haven
WITH its tree-lined driveway meandering past a floodlit tennis court to the Hamptons residence, which overlooks a private beach, tranquil wide water cove and waterfront lawn, ‘Northcove’ is full of surprises.
Vendor Michael Wellems and his wife Dayna can attest to that.
“We use the tennis court a lot more than we ever thought we would,” Mr Wellems said.
The couple rebuilt the home last year, transforming it into a waterfront oasis for their family of five.
Mrs Wellems drew on her fashion background to design and style their abode herself.
She went to such lengths as sourcing the original contractors who installed the cabinetry, to return and fit out additions.
“I wanted everything to be neutral, to complement the house, it’s a beach house to us,” she said.
“If it’s not navy, white or beige, it’s not allowed.”
Mrs Wellems said the house had lent itself to raising their family — her two sons, aged 17 and 12, and the couple’s toddler daughter.
Mr Wellems said it had been a fantastic family home.
“I think like everyone you’re houseproud and you like your home because you’ve got really good memories of it,” Mr Wellems, who has been in the Gold Coast real estate industry for 23 years, said.
The family have loved fishing off the private pontoon, splashing around in the pool and kicking back in the large media room — the residence itself is the ultimate kids playground but as a finishing touch, there’s also a matching timber kids play set in the backyard.
Inside, the home features a modern kitchen, master bedroom with huge walk-in robe and three more bedrooms plus a study.
Marble finishes offset the neutral tones and open spaces.
Heading outside, the manicured lawns and forefront position encapsulate the property in a tranquil hush, world’s away from the buzz of Surfers Paradise, nearby transport corridors, skyscrapers and cranes.
“The area just keeps getting better, you’re walking distance to the beach really. You get in your car and you’re two minutes from Pacific Fair, one of the best shopping centres in the country,” Mr Willems said.
Schools, the light rail and the cafes of Broadbeach are also a short distance away.
“In general, I think any central location in any growing city around the world is a great long-term investment,” Mr Willems said.
“The closer you are to the beach, the closer you are to the heart of the city, the more it grows in value, the quicker it grows in value.” So why would one leave? “My wife and I bought a property that we always would have loved to have bought years ago, so we’re very serious and determined about making sure this is sold,” he said.