Soaring to heights of opulence
The penthouse in one of Main Beach’s most exclusive buildings has hit the market for a sevenfigure sum matching its features and design
THE penthouse in one of Main Beach’s most exclusive buildings has hit the market.
The luxurious residence occupies the top four levels of the Marquis on Main apartments.
“It’s been a wonderful family home for us,” said vendor Peta McDougall.
“The whole concept of the place was our idea of a home in the air, rather than a display piece.”
It does have all the prestige of a showcase property — an array of terraces and balconies with 360-degree views over Main Beach, the city, ocean, Broadwater and southern most tip of the region encircle the palatial residence.
The first floor houses two living spaces, a kitchen, entertaining area and balcony.
The second level is where three of the four bedrooms are found, complete with private terraces and ensuites.
One is the master suite, described as a “soothing sanctuary where you can sleep with the windows open and be buffered from any noise”.
The McDougalls bought the “sensational” property off the plan when the building was developed back in 2004, and their two sons were at university.
“It has a home feel to it, because it’s spread over four levels we all had our private areas and could live like a family,” Mrs McDougall said.
Continuing to the third floor, the final bedroom shares the layout with the private pool and spare alfresco setting.
That’s where the private lift stops but a short stroll upstairs to the top floor opens to an open-plan space ideal for a home office or gym.
“It’s quite unique in its own right, being a four-level penthouse,” Mrs McDougall said. “But it’s also really felt like a home.”
The McDougalls are now preparing for what will most likely be their last Christmas there.
The family has enjoyed being just 100m to the beach, soaking up the incredible vistas while being protected from prevailing winds and strolling down to the Tedder Ave dining and shopping precinct as well as the Southport Yacht Club.
“We are sad to go but we have to be practical,” Mrs McDougall said.
“We’re empty nesters, the family are all having their own families.”
The couple also want to travel more after winding back their work.
Dr Ian McDougall is a prominent Gold Coast plastic surgeon — the former head of a burns unit specialises in reconstructive surgery, along with evolving cosmetic work.
Mrs McDougall worked alongside him in the practice.
The impressively proportioned penthouse is in good company, surrounded by a selection of other tightly-held boutique apartments.