Sense of style
Sovereign Islands mansion takes luxury to a whole new level
THE breathtaking view from this luxury waterfront mansion on Sovereign Island was the selling point for Garnet and Valerie Breust.
The couple had been searching for their dream home for eight months when they came across 39 Parklane Terrace.
“One afternoon we came and looked at it and we fell in love with it straight away,” Mrs Breust said. “We were quite taken by the view — the view from the home is quite special.”
They were quick to buy the palatial property in 2011.
Mr Breust said it was like living in a “fivestar hotel” with its modern style, towering ceilings and wall of windows that frame picture perfect Broadwater views to South Stradbroke Island.
“We get the dolphins come up every now and then,” Mr Breust said.
“It’s a special place to be (because) it’s extremely relaxing and peaceful,” Mrs Breust said.
The only part of the home they weren’t too fond of when they bought it was the kitchen.
“The kitchen in the home wasn’t to our liking so we had that kitchen removed,” Mrs Breust said.
They redesigned a new one with Enigma Interiors to create a more sleek and versatile version, which was named the Queensland and Australian Kitchen of the Year in 2013.
“We probably spent about eight months designing the kitchen,” Mr Breust said.
“We were lucky because we had a lot of space to work with.” Along with the kitchen, there is also a large guest suite, media room and formal lounge room on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are four ensuited bedrooms and a family living area.
Mrs Breust said the upstairs living area, known as the “parent’s retreat”, was her favourite part of the home to spend time in.
“We’ve got five living areas in the house so it’s easy to disappear somewhere if you want to,” Mr Breust said.
The home also has both a plunge and lap pools and a basement garage with wine cellar.
Mr Breust said they were reluctant to sell the home but it was much too big for them now two of their three children had moved out.
“We’ve been looking around for about 12 months — it’s very hard to find somewhere as good as Sovereign Island because everyone is really friendly and looks after each other,” he said. “We’ll definitely miss the home — it’s something you dream of having.”