Height of luxury
No expense has been spared in the design and build of this stunning acreage retreat
MODERN, spacious and luxurious are words that come to mind when trying to describe 14 Sandyoke Court.
The award-winning four-bedroom house in Mudgeeraba’s exclusive gated Jabiru Estate is referred to as a “cutting edge design” and it’s not hard to see why.
Textured pivot screens, timber, and creative stonework combine with clean lines and a neutral colour palette to create a striking two-level residence.
Steven and Emily Kwok, along with their 18-year-old daughter Jianing, have lived in the home less than 12 months.
But now with Jianing moving interstate for university, the pair have decided to downsize.
As soon as you enter the driveway you are taken away by the sheer size and grandeur of the house.
A custom curved Victorian Ash Tasmanian Oak staircase with black decorative laser-cut screening takes pride of place when you step inside.
“There were too many right angles and straight lines so we needed to have something in the house with a curve,” Mrs Kwok said.
The staircase alone took six months to make, while the Master Builders Queensland judges spent more than 30 minutes admiring it.
The design and build of the house took two years with the product completed in March, 2016. Designed by BDA Architecture and built by Mark Underwood, the residence won the 2017 Master Builder Qld Gold Coast award for an individual build and the Ron McMaster Memorial Award for excellence in craftsmanship.
“We actually met Mark Underwood (the builder) 10 years ago when he did a deck for us,” Mrs Kwok said. “He did such a great job that we knew we had to have him build our house.”
Other standout features include stone and limestone feature walls, floor to ceiling windows, a fireplace and travertine tiles.
The kitchen has a 6m calcutta stone island bench with European stainless-steel appliances, a gas cooktop and a scullery.
“I can be in the kitchen and I love the fact I can look out at any angle and it’s almost like looking at a picture, it’s just such a great view wherever you look,” Mrs Kwok said.
“When I’m cooking I can look at different pictures or views.”
The travertine tiles extend to the alfresco entertaining area with an outdoor barbecue kitchen — perfect for entertaining or relaxing.
Here there is a 20m covered lap pool that is protected from the weather by custom-made laser cut pivot screens.
“My husband and Jianing use the pool a lot,” Mrs Kwok said.
The location was also a great selling point for the family after making the move south from Helensvale. “We are so close to everything — straight on the M1 and the Robina Town Centre is five minutes away.”