Prestige at its best
Its ultra-modern design combined with warm features gives this riverfront mansion an edge rarely seen on the Coast
THE design and construction of this stunning riverfront mansion heralded the beginning of a residential building company for the Lucas family.
Barry and Dee Lucas worked with their son Nathan and Gold Coast architect Herwig Hartl to create their unique Broadbeach Waters home, which is unlike any other on the Coast.
Now the family gives other South East Queensland buyers the chance to create their dream home through their business, Colossal Homes.
“It’s all stemmed from this house,” Mr Lucas said.
The two-storey contemporary home can’t help but leave guests in awe.
Its black and white palette gives it a sense of sophistication while indoor and outdoor plants offers a warmer contrast.
Mr Lucas, who also runs a landscaping business in hometown Melbourne, said the plants were his influence.
His son handled the cutting-edge design of the home while his wife took care of the interiors.
The family, who moved to Queensland 14 years ago, bought the property in 2010 when a much smaller and older home stood on the 771sq m block.
It wasn’t until 2016 that they knocked it down to make way for the mansion that stands today.
“At the time, we paid more than what the market was but we wanted to secure that block,” Mr Lucas said.
The house has a long list of standout features, including the pool, which starts at the lounge room window and cascades down towards the river, the fireplace that doubles as a wall-mounted TV unit and the modern staircase.
“The black staircase and window (frames) — people love them, yet people would never think to do a black staircase themselves,” Mr Lucas said.
The media room with smart control and CBUS lighting is his favourite feature because it can be opened up to the rest of the house or closed off when needed.
“A lot of them are tucked away in basements,” he said.
“I can sit in the media room and talk to my wife in the kitchen.”
Mr Lucas said they were reluctant to sell the house but needed a bigger one because he worked from home most of the time.
“We’ve outgrown the house,” he said.