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
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.”