Modern sanc­tu­ary

New Palm Beach smart home of­fers a fam­ily oasis within walk­ing dis­tance to the beach

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS ALEISHA DAW­SON

RE­SORT-style liv­ing goes next level in this new Palm Beach house.

Craig Wheeler and Car­lie Reed bought the prop­erty in 2013 with a grand vi­sion to build their dream home.

They spent 12 months de­sign­ing and build­ing the five-bed­room res­i­dence on Cy­press Ter­race.

“It was in a per­fect lo­ca­tion to build a dream home,” Mr Wheeler said. “We are su­per happy, it’s just so per­fect.” No ex­pense was spared in the two-level house with a va­ri­ety of wood and glass fea­tures com­bin­ing with high ceil­ings to cre­ate a modern and so­phis­ti­cated in­te­rior.

Con­trol4, the home au­toma­tion sys­tem, gives con­trol of the au­dio and light­ing sys­tem through­out the house.

The kitchen has quartz bench­tops, two pack cab­i­netry and Miele ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a smart con­vec­tional oven, in­te­grated mi­crowave, warm­ing tray and gas top cook­ing.

The kitchen, lounge and din­ing ar­eas open out to an out­door din­ing area via bi­folds that flows out to the pool and ca­bana.

This area is the true hero of the house with plan­ta­tion shut­ters, built-in lounge, light­ing, fans and an out­door kitchen.

A pur­pose built re­treat is also be­hind the pool that could be used as granny flat or teenager’s re­treat.

“We wanted to build the most con­ve­nient home within walk­ing dis­tance of Palm Beach’s best lo­ca­tions,” Mr Wheeler said.

“Once you en­ter the home it’s like your own pri­vate sanc­tu­ary, it’s so se­cure and con­ve­nient.”

There are plenty of stand­out fea­tures for the en­tire fam­ily.

“Car­lie loves her bath and en­suite, the kids love the pool while I love the sound sys­tem that is con­trolled via the Con­trol4 sys­tem,” Mr Wheeler said.

“I built speak­ers right through­out the house and en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas.

“We had fam­ily come and stay for Christ­mas and Easter and we loved it.”

The house also fea­tures a home theatre, self-wa­ter­ing gar­dens and a free­stand­ing bath in the en­suite.

Ray White Robina’s Shaun Darcy said he had 33 groups in­spect the prop­erty dur­ing the first week­end of the mar­ket­ing cam­paign.

“It has proven to be one of the most pop­u­lar homes we’ve listed,” Mr Darcy said.

“It’s a new breed of home be­cause the tech­nol­ogy is so ad­vanced.”

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