Pen­t­house has all you need for smooth sail­ing

Choos­ing be­tween a house with a pon­toon or luxury apart­ment liv­ing isn’t an is­sue at this bay­side pen­t­house, which comes com­plete with its own ma­rina berth

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS ANNA RAWL­INGS

STUN­NING and spa­cious, the pen­t­house’s de­sign flows across strik­ing lime­stone floors and a neu­tral pal­ette, al­low­ing its qual­ity and sur­round­ing vis­tas – a choice be­tween the Broad­wa­ter or the hin­ter­land – to shine.

“We just walked in here and it had the ‘wow’ fac­tor with the views,” said ven­dor Leigh Ainsworth.

The for­mer CEO of Coates Hire had just re­tired in 2015 and he and his wife, Jane, were look­ing to down­size from their large Coomera River house, but needed to find some­where that would ac­com­mo­date their boat.

“The pen­t­house came with a ma­rina berth and our apart­ment over­looks the berth as well, so we could keep an eye on it,” Mr Ainsworth said.

The cou­ple’s 30ft Riviera has been snug in the 12m berth ever since, and the pen­t­house was a per­fect fit.

The Ainsworths paid spe­cial care to their new home when they moved in, hav­ing it re­pol­ished, re­painted and re­car­peted.

“What was strik­ing to us was the amount of stor­age here, it had more stor­age than we had in a 600sq m house,” Mr Ainsworth said.

“There is side-by-side park­ing for three cars and all the bed­rooms are en­suited.”

The cou­ple is now trad­ing in their nau­ti­cal neigh­bour­hood to hit the road in their luxury new car­a­van.

The res­i­dence is lo­cated in the sought-af­ter Son­vea build­ing, within the award-win­ning Al­lisee re­sort-style de­vel­op­ment.

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