Sense of style

Sov­er­eign Is­lands man­sion takes lux­ury to a whole new level

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS JES­SICA BROWN

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.”

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