Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property

Edgy mural sets classy home apart

Owners sought to bring a taste of ‘Sydney street art and Melbourne laneway vibe’ to their impressive Rio Vista Blvd property when they relocated to the Gold Coast


Sydney-native Tegan Musumeci aimed to bring a “little bit of city life” with her when she relocated to the Gold Coast, and her method has garnered a lot of attention. The large-scale wall mural on her 10 Rio Vista Blvd home has a “Sydney street art and Melbourne laneway vibe”, with the Cam Scale artwork the talk of Broadbeach Waters.

“We knew locals would either love or hate the mural,” Ms Musumeci said.

“But everyone loves it, the kids get asked about it at school, it’s a showpiece.”

Ms Musumeci said she wanted to bring something “bright and happy” to Broadbeach Waters but gave the artist a very liberal brief.

“We really wanted Cam to come up with what would suit best, and he took that and ran with it,” she said.

“He told us to let him know whether we wanted the addition of certain colours, but we loved what he came up with and it was exactly what I’d hoped for.

“It makes us feel good when we come home to see the mural.”

Covering one entire front panel of the sixbedroom, six-bathroom home, the bespoke mural sets the tone for what is inside the front door of this one-of-a-kind home.

“The whole house is different, which is what we were going for,” she said.

“We appreciate art, and we love the industrial vibe, but we needed to bring warmth into the space and also a practical element to suit our young children.”

The result sees the effortless blending of polished concrete and pendant lighting with the softness of oak floorboard­s and flowing linen curtains.

“All of the windows are handmade steel, which is very unique, and it took three months to install them,” Ms Musumeci said.

“I love the use of steel and I love the open plan, but I knew we needed the European oak floors to get that warm feeling and it really works well together.”

Ms Musumeci said she struggled to find a home on the market that suited her tastes.

“When we first got here everything was very white and very coastal and while that is beautiful in its own right, it wasn’t us,” she said. “I feel as if we’ve built a really eclectic house and it suits the beachside lifestyle, but it’s different to a lot of the homes around here.

“The Gold Coast is really evolving, and I think part of that is to do with new people moving here and putting their own touches on things.”

With two master suites and three ensuite bedrooms, no expense has been spared to create the sophistica­ted fit-out that is 10 Rio Vista Blvd.

From the super white dolomite island bench in the gourmet kitchen to the cantilever­ed balcony above the alfresco dining area and deepwater pool with built-in sun decks – 10 Rio Vista promises top-notch executive family living.

With unobstruct­ed views of the Surfers Paradise skyline the home features a pontoon just 380m from the river on 16.6m of water frontage.

The home is up for auction on September 9 at 5pm via Kollosche – Broadbeach.

For more informatio­n contact Jay Helprin on 0407 894 775.

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