THE LAP OF LUXURY
Spectacular swimming pools grace multi-million dollar Coast properties
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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