THE LAP OF LUX­URY

Spec­tac­u­lar swim­ming pools grace multi-mil­lion dol­lar Coast prop­er­ties

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE - ANNA RAWL­INGS anna.rawl­ings@news.com.au

AS the weather warms up, imag­ine turquoise wa­ter, fringed by the Glit­ter Strip, the sound of the ocean and drenched in sun­shine.

No, you’re not on the beach – in­stead it’s the stun­ning glass pool of a Main Beach pen­t­house.

Ven­dor and restau­ra­teur Ross Worth said his fam­ily has used the multi-mil­lion dol­lar pen­t­house pad as a week­ender, spend­ing a lot of time in the pool area in sum­mer over the five years he has owned the prop­erty.

“My el­dest daugh­ter and her chil­dren lived there while their home was be­ing ren­o­vated,” he said.

“At the end she wanted to swap and stay there. The kids didn’t want to leave.”

Nick McHutchi­son of Kol­losche Pres­tige Agents said it was one of the most unique pools in the Gold Coast pen­t­house space, based on its size and out­look.

Whether it’s the rooftop or the more tra­di­tional back­yard, geo­met­ric shapes and unique fea­tures are the hottest de­signs when it comes to cool­ing down on the Gold Coast.

There’s no short­age of show­stop­pers ei­ther.

But Sun­dol­lar Pools direc­tor Richard Nielsen said be­cause block sizes are shrink­ing ev­ery­day home­own­ers are hav­ing to think cre­atively when it comes to in­stalling a pool.

“Some are also hav­ing to work with what­ever will fit in gen­er­ally,” he said.

“Pool sizes are a lit­tle smaller than what they used to be”.

Fi­bre­glass pools start at around $25,000, while con­crete pools can set prop­erty own­ers back about $50,000 on av­er­age but Mr Nielsen said the pay-off is a quicker sale.

“There have been prop­er­ties on the mar­ket that haven’t sold and we’ve put a pool in, and then some­one has bought it,” he said.

Luisa Slack-Smith said pools add any­where from $20,000 to $50,000 when it’s time to sell up.

Ms Slack-Smith is mar­ket­ing a prop­erty at Tam­borine

Moun­tain com­plete with a so­lar heated salt­wa­ter pool.

“Swim­ming pools offer acreage prop­er­ties the full life­style pack­age,” she said.

“It’s def­i­nitely a high­light for most fam­i­lies af­ter en­joy­ing time spent in the out­doors.”

Mr Nielsen said fam­i­lies are gen­er­ally the clients with a pool at the top of their wishlist, with the clas­sic rec­tan­gu­lar shape re­main­ing the most pop­u­lar.

Jay Lim pic­tured en­joy­ing the rooftop swim­ming pool of the DeVille apart­ments pen­t­house at Main Beach.

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Pic­ture: MIKE BATTERHAM

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