Find sanc­tu­ary in modern man­sion

This modern Gold Coast man­sion sits on a sprawl­ing block in a hid­den street that backs onto a golf course – the per­fect sanc­tu­ary

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

THE so­phis­ti­cated grandeur of this modern man­sion is bound to leave guests in awe.

High ceil­ings with what ap­pears to be end­less win­dows add to the scale of the Sanc­tu­ary Cove home while neu­tral tones and wood fin­ishes give it a modern edge.

It was built al­most a decade ago by for­mer Queens­land politi­cian, the late Ivan Gibbs, and his wife, Doris.

Their son, Andrew, said while the home held a spe­cial place in the Gibbs fam­ily, it was much too big for his mother.

He said his par­ent’s built it with en­ter­tain­ing in mind.

“They’ve al­ways had a lot of peo­ple around for din­ner so it was al­ways about that,” Mr Gibbs said.

It was also im­por­tant for his fa­ther to have a large study.

“He spent a lot of time in the of­fice and on the phone — he was in­volved in lots of char­i­ties too,” Mr Gibbs said.

The home sits on an al­most 2500sq m block and also has a pool, me­dia room and wa­ter fea­tures.

It is hid­den in a quiet street sur­rounded by the trees and lush grass of the golf course.

Mr Gibbs said they wanted to find a buyer that would ap­pre­ci­ate the home for what it was.

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