Ahead of its time

Sleek cut­ting-edge de­sign meets one cou­ple’s per­sonal touch in this $3.5 mil­lion mod­ernist marvel

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS:JES­SICA BROWN AND ALEISHA DAW­SON

A SPRAWL­ING Sanc­tu­ary Cove prop­erty has sold for $3.5 mil­lion, the high­est on the Gold Coast in the past week.

Sell­ers Del and Les Con­sta­ble de­signed and built the ab­stract home at 2048 The Cir­cle in 2008, com­ing up with a de­sign that chal­lenged ex­ist­ing ideas of mod­ern liv­ing.

“It was very mod­ern in its time,” Mrs Con­sta­ble told the Bul­letin when it first hit the mar­ket ear­lier this year. “It’s still mod­ern 10 years later so it was very out there when we first built it.”

Stone, tim­ber and neu­tral tones give it a sleek style while cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy of­fers lux­ury ap­peal. The fire­place, bar, home theatre and master bed­room en­suite with spa are among its best fea­tures.

Mrs Con­sta­ble sketched the first floor plan then worked with an ar­chi­tect for months to turn it into their dream home. They made changes as they went along to im­prove the de­sign, in­clud­ing a wood and glass stair­case.

“We had the stair­case com­ing up the cen­tre of the foyer but I sat down and de­signed (the ex­ist­ing) stair­case my­self,” Mrs Con­sta­ble said.

“We like it much, much bet­ter – it’s got more char­ac­ter to it.”

But it’s the out­door en­ter­tain­ment area with pool and bar­be­cue over­look­ing the wa­ter they love most.

“At Christ­mas time, we have had up to 24 peo­ple here,” Mr Con­sta­ble said.

They de­cided it was much too big for them and wanted to sell so they could travel. Matt Gates of Ray White Pres­tige han­dled the sale.

Sanc­tu­ary Cove, a $2 bil­lion mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity at the heart of Hope Is­land, was es­tab­lished in 1986. It has two golf cour­ses, a ma­rina, a trendy re­tail precinct and 24-hour se­cu­rity.

The 474ha gated en­clave is de­signed around four har­bours on the Coomera River.

Clock­wise from top: the home’s ab­stract fa­cade, sleek in­te­ri­ors and en­vi­able water­front set­ting.

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