Just the place to let off some steam

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - SA­MAN­THA HEALY

A STEAM shower with a TV to watch the footy will be one of the things Nine news pre­sen­ter Dar­ren Cur­tis will miss most when he sells his fam­ily’s Hope Is­land home.

The prop­erty at 13 Jin­gella St, Hope Is­land launches to the mar­ket early next week, with the vet­eran re­porter ad­mit­ting the even­tual sale would be heart­break­ing.

“It has been our fam­ily home, the place our chil­dren have grown up,” he said.

“But the chil­dren have grown up and it is just the two of us and a small dog now. It is quite a large home but I keep hear­ing from friends that down­siz­ing is the way to go.”

The Cur­tis fam­ily bought the house in 2002, and have done sub­stan­tial ren­o­va­tions over the years. Cur­tis said they knocked down some walls to cre­ate a master suite.

“I told my wife that I would cre­ate the walk-in wardrobe of her dreams,” he laughed. “She has a whole room.

“We also put in a steam shower where I can watch and lis­ten to the footy. Of­ten when the kids come around they have to call first be­cause if I am home I am prob­a­bly in there.”

The three bed­room house, which could be con­verted to four bed­rooms, is on an el­e­vated block in the Santa Bar­bara neigh­bour­hood.

Har­courts Coastal Hope Is­land agent Sally O’Neill said the house had “sen­sa­tional views”.

Frank Pi­cone.

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