Hidden tropical paradise
It is hard to believe this massive luxury mansion with infinity-edged pool, tennis court and guest villa is hidden in Currumbin Valley’s bushland
HIDDEN among the hills and bushland of Currumbin Valley, this sprawling resort-style mansion is almost invisible to passers-by.
It seems impossible for a family home on acreage with a pool, tennis court and guest villa to be so private in the middle of a housing estate but the property at 108 Aqua Promenade was built specifically for the site.
It can only be accessed from a private lane and is separated from the rest of the estate with a large gate.
Owners Theo and Peta Shapiro had seclusion and privacy in mind when building the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in 2006 – where they have lived with their four children ever since.
First they chose the land, which was part of a new development.
“A couple of days before it went to market, we took a drive here,” Mr Shapiro said. They immediately fell in love with it. “It had great valley views as well as forest and lake views,” Mr Shapiro said.
The couple poured their hearts and souls into designing and building the tropical oasis to make sure it lived up to their expectations.
The result is a luxury resort-style home that feels like it’s a world away from civilisation despite being 10 minutes from the beach, major shopping centres and Gold Coast Airport.
“It turned out to be the most magnificent place,” Mr Shapiro said.
“(The result) was always a bit of an unknown but it’s turned out better than we thought. “It’s been a life experience.” The design was inspired by resorts the family has encountered travelling the world.
Mr Shapiro, who is an agent marketing the home with Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, said it had an eclectic combination of African, European and Australian influences. “This is a true resort,” he said. The entire home opens up to embrace surrounding tropical gardens and valley views.
The infinity-edged pool with spa and sundeck as well as a gazebo and barbecue terrace are standout features of the home.
Climb the spiral staircase from the alfresco area to a rooftop deck where valley views stretch as far as the eye can see.
The master bedroom overlooks the grassy backyard and pool but it’s the ensuite spa with bi-fold windows that open onto the garden that is really special.
Separated from the home by a wall of palm trees is a self-contained villa as well as the floodlit tennis court.
Lucy Cole Prestige Properties managing director Lucy Cole described the home as “the best home I have seen in a long time”. “It’s quite a unique home,” Ms Cole said. “The location in Currumbin Valley is superior and very private (and) the gardens are absolutely stunning.
“It’s just an incredible piece of real estate.”