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

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS ALEISHA DAW­SON

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.”

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