Live the sim­ple life in lux­ury home

This lux­u­ri­ous Mer­maid Wa­ters prop­erty has been de­signed to make the most of its wa­ter and sky­line views, as well as the fish­ing prospects

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

EVER dreamt of fish­ing off your own jetty?

It’s a re­al­ity for Dan Hodges who barely has to leave his back­yard to throw a line out.

He said it was one of the best parts of his fam­ily’s Mer­maid Wa­ters home, where they of­ten spot­ted dol­phins swim­ming past.

Mr Hodges bought the prop­erty eight years ago where he lived with his wife, Tracey, and daugh­ter be­fore knock­ing down the orig­i­nal house and build­ing two new ones. “We just loved the lo­ca­tion,” he said. “We lived in the old house to get a good feel of what worked.”

They built the two new homes to make the most of the wa­ter and sky­line views as well as the coast­line breezes and sun­light.

They have al­ready sold 18A and have re­luc­tantly de­cided to sell 18B, where they have been liv­ing for the past 18 months.

“We’ll cer­tainly miss the house, and more im­por­tantly we’ll miss the lo­ca­tion and the neigh­bours be­cause you can’t re­place that,” Mr Hodges said.

The lux­u­ri­ous five-bed­room home has an open liv­ing area down­stairs that flows onto a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ment deck over­look­ing the pool and wa­ter.

It also has a sep­a­rate study as well as a sec­ond liv­ing area up­stairs.

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