Ahead of its time
Sleek cutting-edge design meets one couple’s personal touch in this $3.5 million modernist marvel
A SPRAWLING Sanctuary Cove property has sold for $3.5 million, the highest on the Gold Coast in the past week.
Sellers Del and Les Constable designed and built the abstract home at 2048 The Circle in 2008, coming up with a design that challenged existing ideas of modern living.
“It was very modern in its time,” Mrs Constable told the Bulletin when it first hit the market earlier this year. “It’s still modern 10 years later so it was very out there when we first built it.”
Stone, timber and neutral tones give it a sleek style while cutting-edge technology offers luxury appeal. The fireplace, bar, home theatre and master bedroom ensuite with spa are among its best features.
Mrs Constable sketched the first floor plan then worked with an architect for months to turn it into their dream home. They made changes as they went along to improve the design, including a wood and glass staircase.
“We had the staircase coming up the centre of the foyer but I sat down and designed (the existing) staircase myself,” Mrs Constable said.
“We like it much, much better – it’s got more character to it.”
But it’s the outdoor entertainment area with pool and barbecue overlooking the water they love most.
“At Christmas time, we have had up to 24 people here,” Mr Constable said.
They decided it was much too big for them and wanted to sell so they could travel. Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige handled the sale.
Sanctuary Cove, a $2 billion masterplanned community at the heart of Hope Island, was established in 1986. It has two golf courses, a marina, a trendy retail precinct and 24-hour security.
The 474ha gated enclave is designed around four harbours on the Coomera River.
Clockwise from top: the home’s abstract facade, sleek interiors and enviable waterfront setting.