Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property
Elevated spot takes advantage of views
NAMED Vantage for its elevated position commanding ocean views, this Tugun newbuild is not your typical beach home.
Striking angles and textural details all in neutral tones combine for instant street appeal, while the glamorous interiors were inspired by chic city hotels like the Calile, in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury home at 15 Singh St is marketed by Ed Cherry, of Harcourts Coastal, and goes under the hammer on November 19.
The first personal project of its calibre for owner-builders Adam and Natasha Harrison, of H & H Constructions, it’s a little bit Palm Springs but also contemporary, with a harmonious balance of elements including brick, polished concrete, timber and natural stone.
The home is an entertainer’s dream, with the open-plan kitchen and living areas on the lower level leading out to an al fresco zone.
The pool is surrounded by crazy pavers, built-in day loungers, low-maintenance lawns, and a custom-rendered outdoor kitchen and barbecue area complete with ethanol fireplace.
On weekends, the biggest dilemma is pulling yourself away from the pool to walk down the hill to the beach village.
“Being around the pool, having the surround sound system playing music and lying on the day beds here, it’s pretty nice on the weekends, you don’t really want to leave,” Mrs Harrison said.
There’s private entry beside the guest bedroom downstairs, then a glass-sided oak staircase leads upstairs to a light-filled second living area and another three bedrooms — two have balconies with hanging gardens — plus a home office or fifth bedroom.
The master bedroom is tucked away in a corner like a private sanctuary, with a freestanding bath in the open ensuite, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walk-in robe.
Yet for all its good looks, the architectural design of this unique home goes beyond aesthetics.
The Harrisons engaged architect Reece Keil to execute an elegant solution to the sizeable challenges of the block.
Mr Harrison said they waited about four months to secure the 508sq m lot for $730,000 in 2019, after other prospective buyers realised the scope of work needed to capitalise on their investment.
“The block was on two slopes, so it came in from the street and then kind of fell away like a twisted piece of paper,” Mr Harrison said.
“We had an old home on it at the back which we tried to renovate and we played around with that with Reece Keil, but it just wasn’t feasible, it was going to be super expensive, so then we took the plunge.”
Major earthworks followed to create a flat terraced base with sufficient elevation to capture coastal views.
With eight years of building for clients under his belt, Mr Harrison was then committed to a standard of excellence throughout, with Studio Yugen brought on-board to focus on a cohesive interior aesthetic.
Brushed copper was selected to complement Artedomus stone benchtops in the kitchen, then carried through ensuite fixtures and even door trims.
Mr Cherry said Tugun was an undervalued yet highly desirable coastal location with a thriving boutique and cafe scene extending to Currumbin. “I think this is a landmark home that will set a benchmark for Tugun,” Mr Cherry said.