Time­less, lux­u­ri­ous, and grand

This Par­adise Wa­ters prop­erty has ev­ery­thing you could want in a lux­ury mega man­sion from an in­fin­ity-edge pool and gym to a lift and wine cel­lar

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

WHEN Barry and Pamela Quaill bought a water­front prop­erty on ex­clu­sive Par­adise Wa­ters they knew they wanted to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial.

Fast for­ward 15 years and their home is the epit­ome of lux­ury liv­ing.

“It’s a dream house,” Mr Quaill, a re­tired busi­ness­man, said. “I don’t think I would change too much if I was build­ing an­other house.”

The cou­ple had pre­vi­ously built houses on Sanc­tu­ary Cove and de­cided to build one fi­nal house on the Gold Coast.

“Once we got the land we went and spoke with (ar­chi­tect) Bay­den God­dard,” Mr Quaill said. “Af­ter build­ing three houses you start to know ex­actly what you want in a house.

“We wanted the house to be time­less and we didn’t want the ar­chi­tec­ture to date. We ob­vi­ously also wanted to take ad­van­tage of the north-fac­ing block.”

The con­struc­tion, un­der­taken by Thomas Hughes Con­struc­tion, took 18 months and was com­pleted in 2008.

The sprawl­ing 1,172sq m tri-level house fea­tures 9ft ceil­ings and plenty of space — achieved by the use of post ten­sion floors to elim­i­nate pil­lars and max­imise the liv­ing ar­eas.

The res­i­dence fea­tures a con­tem­po­rary fa­cade, stylish fin­ishes and an ar­ray of in­door and out­door en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas. As soon as you step in­side the soar­ing ceil­ings cre­ate a sense of space and your eyes are drawn to the mag­nif­i­cent wa­ter vista.

This mid­dle level fea­tures all of the liv­ing ar­eas in­clud­ing the kitchen with Gagge­nau ap­pli­ances and but­ler’s pantry, din­ing area, me­dia room, for­mal lounge and in­for­mal liv­ing room, each with gas fire­places, and an en­suited guest bed­room. Floor to ceil­ing bi­folds cre­ate a seam­less in­door-out­door flow to the pool­side ter­race while re­tractable pri­vacy screens of­fer a sense of seclu­sion when re­quired.

The tiled in­fin­ity-edge pool wraps around the for­mal lounge over­look­ing land­scaped gar­dens and the water­front.

“The pool comes up to the house on one side so when you’re in the lounge you can be look­ing straight onto the pool,” the 78-yearold said.

Four en­suited be­d­rooms in­clud­ing the lav­ish mas­ter bed­room are on the top level.

The main bed­room in­cludes a dress­ing room, jacuzzi en­suite and dual shower as well as a large bal­cony over­look­ing the Surfers Par­adise sky­line.

“We wanted a re­ally big walk-in wardrobe so it’s ac­tu­ally the size of a small bed­room,” Mr Quaill said.

A wine cel­lar and gym are lo­cated on the base­ment floor. Other fea­tures in­clude a com­mer­cial lift, CBUS home au­toma­tion sys­tem and 12m pon­toon. There is also a hitech laun­dry with two Miele dry­ers and an Asko dry­ing cabi­net. Mr Quaill said the pair were sell­ing so they could down­size.

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