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
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.