Op­u­lent Coast oa­sis

From dated to op­u­lent oa­sis, this Mer­maid Wa­ters home has un­der­gone the ul­ti­mate ren­o­va­tion af­ter be­ing stripped back to its bare bones

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

IT’S no se­cret breath­ing new life into a home is hard work.

But when the re­sult looks like this Mer­maid Wa­ters res­i­dence, it’s worth it.

What was once a dated 1980s-built house has been trans­formed into an op­u­lent oa­sis with wide wa­ter vis­tas and trop­i­cal plants of­fer­ing a pic­turesque back­drop.

Owner Bren­dan Siev­ers bought the sprawl­ing 878sq m prop­erty al­most two years ago.

It was the lo­ca­tion and po­si­tion that at­tracted him.

“It had that re­sort feel to the front of it,” he said.

“I al­ways had it in my mind that we were go­ing to make some­thing nice out of it.”

It was rented out for a few months be­fore work started.

When it came time to ren­o­vate, Mr Siev­ers didn’t hold back, knock­ing walls out un­til its shell was the only part left.

Work­ing in the build­ing in­dus­try, he has seen plenty of high-end homes that would in­spire the con­struc­tion of his own.

“I tried to have some­thing that grabbed at­ten­tion in ev­ery room,” he said.

The five-bed­room home is noth­ing short of lux­u­ri­ous.

Neu­tral tones paired with wood give it a sense of so­phis­ti­ca­tion while floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows in the liv­ing ar­eas and master bed­room frame views of the canal.

In the master wing, a fea­ture wood panel wall sep­a­rates the bed­room and en­suite while a walk-in-wardrobe is hid­den.

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