Hol­i­day re­treat at home

There is a lot to love about this lux­ury Sov­er­eign Is­lands man­sion but it’s the breath­tak­ing views that will blow you away

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

KICK­ING back on a daybed with a glass of wine sounds like a great way to spend a sum­mer hol­i­day.

For Chris and John Renton, it’s the re­al­ity of liv­ing in a Sov­er­eign Is­lands man­sion.

The cou­ple spared no ex­pense when de­sign­ing and build­ing their lux­ury Royal Al­bert Cres home al­most a decade ago.

“We thought that we had built this as our for­ever home,” Mrs Renton said.

“We de­signed the house to suit the block of land be­cause it’s fan-shaped.”

The house’s foot­print stretches its en­tire 27m of wa­ter frontage, mak­ing the most of the views.

“It’s not like you’re just look­ing across the way to an­other house,” Mrs Renton said. “We like it be­cause of the po­si­tion. “We have so much ac­tiv­ity in front of us be­ing on the wa­ter. “It’s like be­ing on our own lit­tle har­bour.” From the main bed­room up­stairs, Mrs Renton said the stun­ning views stretch as far as the Hin­ter­land.

“The master suite feels like a pent­house with views look­ing to the moun­tains,” she said.

“We have a huge deck up­stairs, which is off the master bed­room too.”

It’s here that Mrs Renton likes to re­lax out­side on a daybed with a glass of wine ad­mir­ing the views.

“It’s very pri­vate all the way around,” she said.

In­side, floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows sur­round the house while a float­ing wooden stair­case is a stand­out fea­ture.

The modern kitchen with but­ler’s pantry opens out to an out­door en­ter­tain­ment area where there is also a pool over­look­ing the canal.

There are mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas through­out the house, in­clud­ing a state-of-the-art me­dia room, up­stairs and down­stairs stud­ies and a for­mal lounge room.

The prop­erty also has a pon­toon for the boat­ies with easy ac­cess to the open wa­ter.

Mrs Renton said they made the de­ci­sion to down­size after re­al­is­ing they barely used half of the house.

“It’s a lovely home, we’ve re­ally en­joyed it,” she said.

“But it presents like a new home be­cause a lot of it hasn’t been lived in.”

They have down­sized to a villa in the area be­cause they couldn’t imag­ine liv­ing any­where else.

“We came here as boat­ing peo­ple,” she said.

“We’re stay­ing within five min­utes of where we are at the mo­ment be­cause we love the area.

“It’s a nice safe haven sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful homes.”

They liked the peace, quiet and se­cu­rity the gated com­mu­nity of­fered while the con­ve­nience of cafes and res­tau­rants at Par­adise Point was an added bonus.

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