Dream life over­look­ing the es­tu­ary

Stun­ning park and wa­ter views linger be­yond the mod­ern in­te­rior of this very spe­cial res­i­dence on the south­ern Gold Coast

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

A HIGH-END ren­o­va­tion paired with a dream lo­ca­tion has re­sulted in a Gold Coast mas­ter­piece.

Wel­come to Brian and Kathryn Fish­burn’s three-bed­room res­i­dence at 33 Awoonga Ave. The cou­ple bought the 1980s-built house in Burleigh Heads’ pop­u­lar Koala Park in 2016 with a great vi­sion in mind.

“We were look­ing to do a mod­ern beach­style home,” Mr Fish­burn said.

The house has been re­mod­elled to make way for a fresh and con­tem­po­rary take on coastal liv­ing.

“It was a dou­ble brick house and ev­ery­thing was in orig­i­nal con­di­tion,” he said.

“We com­pletely gut­ted the house, bricked up a few win­dows and opened up a few win­dows.

“We opened it right up and made the bath­room larger and put a huge walk-in wardrobe up the top.”

The end re­sult is a coastal haven that’s per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing and re­lax­ing all year round.

At­ten­tion to de­tail, qual­ity work­man­ship and high-end ma­te­ri­als are ev­i­dent through­out the res­i­dence.

Porce­lain tiles an­chor the open plan liv­ing and din­ing zone with plenty of win­dows to em­brace the views of Talle­budgera Creek.

Out­door so­cial spa­ces in­clude a re­lax­ing gar­den ar­bour and an un­der-roof din­ing ter­race where steps de­scend to the open-air en­ter­tain­ing deck and lawn.

The white kitchen fea­tures stream­line cab­i­netry, 40mm Quan­tum Quartz stone sur­faces and an in­duc­tion cook­top.

There are also two be­d­rooms and the laun­dry on the first level.

The full floor par­ent’s re­treat on the sec­ond level in­cludes a walk-in wardrobe with cus­tom cab­i­netry, and en­suite with a bath, dou­ble van­ity and rain­fall shower.

The fenced yard also has ac­cess for a car­a­van and boat stor­age.

The cou­ple have lived in the house for two years and say the views of Talle­budgera Creek never get old.

“The life­style of the home is just tremen­dous, it re­ally is,” he said.

“In the morn­ings you open up all the doors of the ground level and you’re look­ing at the park and the wa­ter,” he said.

“You’ve got life­savers prac­tis­ing on their board, peo­ple on their stand up pad­dle boards and skis and that’s what you’re look at when you wake up at 6am and 7am. “There’s al­ways some­thing go­ing on. Mr Fish­burn said Koala Park was a great place to live.

“I think it’s an undis­cov­ered gem,” Mr Fish­burn said. “It re­ally is just Gold Coast liv­ing.” Agent Ka­t­rina Walsh said Koala Park was un­der­pinned by a re­cent surge of res­i­den­tial sales, con­struc­tion of new res­i­dences and prox­im­ity to parks, beaches, shops and restau­rants.

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