Har­bour home the per­fect es­cape

Es­cape to the pri­vate oa­sis that is this har­bour front Sanc­tu­ary Cove villa, which fea­tures a pool­side bar with bar­be­cue

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

THE pri­vacy and po­si­tion of this Sanc­tu­ary Cove har­bour front villa are what makes it so spe­cial.

Owner Cas­san­dra Dean-Rankin said the ma­rina vis­tas and peace­ful sur­rounds made it the per­fect es­cape from a busy life­style.

It was what made her buy the run­down, Tus­can-in­spired prop­erty 20 years ago.

She fig­ured it would be rel­a­tively easy to im­prove the two-storey home’s style but said the po­si­tion couldn’t be beaten.

“I lived in Hong Kong and came back and thought, ‘I re­ally want to buy one of those har­bour front vil­las’,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.

“I’m right in the curve of the horse shoe so I’m very pro­tected.”

While she changes the home’s style reg­u­larly, Ms Dean-Rankin said a ren­o­va­tion had brought its de­sign up to a more mod­ern stan­dard.

“The bones of the prop­erty are very good (but) I’ve made it so you can walk away and not have to main­tain it,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.

She en­joyed spend­ing time in the court­yard most, es­pe­cially af­ter sun­set when the moon and sky re­flected off the wa­ter. “It’s go­ing to be sad to say good­bye,” Ms Dean-Rankin said.

A new kitchen, the mas­ter bed­room’s pri­vate bal­cony, a fire­place and court­yard over­look­ing the ma­rina with out­door bar, bar­be­cue and pool are stand­out fea­tures of the home.

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