Hamp­tons villa an is­land par­adise

It com­bines a coastal life­style with city liv­ing but it's the un­usual sun­sets that make the lo­ca­tion of this Gold Coast villa spe­cial

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

IT may be dwarfed by high-rises in the heart of Surfers Par­adise but this water­front villa has some of the best sun­set views.

Owner He­len Plant­ing said the sur­round­ing build­ings ac­tu­ally worked in the prop­erty’s favour.

“My favourite thing about the whole prop­erty is the views that we get at sun­set be­cause the sun is re­flected in the win­dows of the high-rises,” Mrs Plant­ing said.

She and hus­band, Jo­han, bought the prop­erty al­most a decade ago but it wasn’t un­til re­cently they de­cided to re­build.

“We ac­tu­ally bought it quite a few years ago and it had an old bun­ga­low on it,” Mrs Plant­ing said.

They have de­cided to sell half of the du­plex that sits at 49a Par­adise Is­land.

The cou­ple de­signed the Hamp­ton­sstyle home, right down to the de­tailed screens on the bal­cony at the front of the home and above the pool.

Mrs Plant­ing said they tried to com­bine an abun­dance of space with low­main­te­nance liv­ing.

“It’s quite de­ceiv­ing from the street,” she said. “It’s kind of like apart­ment liv­ing but so much more spa­cious.

“The lo­ca­tion – it’s just so good be­ing so close to the beach.”

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