Mansion is stunning at every turn
Spread over two levels, this luxury Surfers Paradise home on sought-after Cronin Island has been thoughtfully designed with entertaining and family living in mind
LOCATION, location, location is an age-old saying in real estate so it’s no surprise this Cronin Island property makes the most of its prestige riverfront position.
As soon as you step inside, the spectacular view of the city skyline overlooking the river demands your attention.
“I wanted to capture the view from every room of the house,” seller Nicole Bricknell said. “And that is exactly what we have achieved.”
Ms Bricknell, who is an agent with Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, has owned the block for 17 years- she owned the neighbouring property before deciding to build at No. 16.
“I had so much enjoyment building my home, especially with Cesar Solis (designer), who supported me throughout the build.”
The house was completed and ready for her family in April, 2017.
Stylish finishes and a clever design including a central glass atrium allows plenty of light to filter through the house.
The kitchen, dining, lounge, billiard room and bar are all on the ground floor and flow out to the entertaining area.
“It really is fabulous — when you open it up it all flows through,” she said.
“You really can walk around the home and float into the next room, then the next.”
But above all, Ms Bricknell wanted to build a home that would benefit her children.
“This is a home where my three children love to have friends over,” she said.
“The billiard room and bar open to the entertaining terrace, barbecue and pool and is perfect for them to hang out and play pool, cook on the barbecue or tan by the pool.”
Outside overlooking the river is the pool — built on a lower level to allow the stunning vista to be appreciated from inside the residence. Back inside and a butler’s pantry, huge storage area, media room and ensuited guest bedroom are also on the ground level.
No expense has been spared in the design — even the downstairs powder room features stunning wallpaper and a chandalier.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms including the main with its own private balcony, ensuite with a bath overlooking the river, and a huge walk-in wardrobe.
“I love waking up in the morning and opening the blinds in my bedroom, I never get tired of the stunning views,” she said.
“I sit on the master balcony with my morning coffee and computer. It is a great way to start the day.”
Designer Cesar Solis said during the design process, he used Feng Shui concepts in the residence.
“Every area is then designed to get the best out of the family and fulfil maximum potential and prosperity,” he said.
“I believe that this has had a positive impact on Nicole and her family, which gives me the greatest satisfaction as an internationally awarded designer.”