Beach house with a mod­ern twist

A laid back, min­i­mal­ist style is of­ten as­so­ci­ated with the tra­di­tional beach house but this Mer­maid Wa­ters home is among the more lux­ury de­signs re­defin­ing the term

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS JES­SICA BROWN

THIS Mer­maid Wa­ters home is far from the tra­di­tional beach house.

The mod­ern de­sign and neu­tral tones give the multi-level house at 20 Se­abeach Ave a sense of so­phis­ti­ca­tion – a stark con­trast to the laid back, min­i­mal­ist style of­ten as­so­ci­ated with a beach shack.

It is what owner Brent Martens likes best about the prop­erty, which is just 100m from the beach.

He and his wife bought the prop­erty in Fe­bru­ary, 2017 and quickly set to ren­o­vat­ing the in­side, in­clud­ing re­plac­ing the floor­ing and re­fresh­ing the kitchen and bath­rooms.

Now they are sell­ing their beloved home.

“We’re look­ing at build­ing, that’s the only rea­son — we love the house,” Mr Martens, who is the busi­ness devel­op­ment man­ager at Har­courts Coastal, said.

“We’ve done it sev­eral times, I guess it’s just onto the next project now.”

He said the lounge room, which flowed onto the out­door en­ter­tain­ment area when the slid­ing glass doors were opened, was his favourite part of the home.

“You sit there and look out to the pool, it’s great,” Mr Martens said.

“You can hear the ocean from the house – at night you can hear the ocean when you go to sleep.”

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