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
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.