Pres­tige at its best

Its ul­tra-mod­ern de­sign com­bined with warm fea­tures gives this river­front man­sion an edge rarely seen on the Coast

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

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.

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