BROADBEACH 8/5-9 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach PRICE: $2.75 million SOLD: January 23, 2016 AGENT: Rob Astbury, Ray White Broadbeach RAY White Broadbeach’s Rob Astbury has built a successful career on selling luxury units in buildings like Vogue on Broadbeach. The boutique, residential-only tower comprises 15 whole-of-floor apartments and three beach houses. Residents can access private facilities including a gymnasium, pool, spa and a barbecue terrace while being just steps away from the Dr Geoffrey Cornish OAM Walking track, grassy foreshore and sands of Broadbeach. It is also a short stroll from the Oasis shopping centre, Jupiters Hotel and Casino and the popular restaurant, cafe, shopping and entertainment hub of Broadbeach.
EPHRAIM ISLAND 31801/2 Ephraim Island, Paradise Point PRICE: $3.95 million SOLD: July 17, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, Amir Mian, who was with Ray White Sovereign Islands at the time of the sale THIS luxurious penthouse offers sweeping views stretching from the Broadwater to the Gold Coast skyline and out to the Hinterland. The 712sq m unit occupies the building’s entire eighth floor, with features including Italian marble and stone finishes. Built in 2005, sales agent Amir Mian, who now owns Prestige Property Agents, describes the residence as “the best penthouse in the whole of the northern Gold Coast”.
SURFERS PARADISE 8/1 Enderley Ave, Surfers Paradise. PRICE: $3.4 million SOLD: February 29, 2015 AGENT: Sherry Smith, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group THIS boutique development located right on sand appealed to Brisbane-based buyers with a love for beachfront holidays. Listed around Christmas, the whole-level apartment – with uninterrupted 180 degree absolute beachfront views – attracted plenty of interest before being put under contract in the new year. The Allure building, with only 13 residences, and sitting in one of the most exclusive positions in Surfers Paradise, was a signature project for developer James Anthony Developments. The 350sq m apartment has the high level of finish expected in a top residence, with an oversized master bedroom with extra-large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, finishes such as limestone and timber flooring, and Gaggenau kitchen appliances.
BROADBEACH 4501/1 Oracle Boulevard Broadbeach PRICE: $3.15 million SOLD: November 4, 2015 AGENT: Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal As one of the largest units in Oracle’s Tower One this residence is a mansion in the sky that gives a new meaning to the phrase “room with a view”. The residence, which spans across more than 438sq m of living space, was purchased last year for $3.15 million. The property combined two family-sized apartments to create an expansive five-bedroom, five-bathroom home with floor-to-ceiling glass and a wraparound balcony to maximise the breathtaking views from level 45 of the Oracle tower.
MAIN BEACH 37/3510 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach PRICE: $3.35 million SOLD: March 14, 2016 AGENT: Robert Graham — Ray White Prestige Gold Coast A SYDNEY family spent $3.35 million at auction on this sub-penthouse, which occupies the entire 26th floor of Main Beach’s Silverpoint building. It was the highest price paid for an apartment under the hammer since the Soul penthouse sold in March last year for $7 million.
MOLENDINAR 23 Keen Rd, Molendinar PRICE: $2.7 million SOLD: May 29, 2015 AGENTS: Russell and Bob Rollington, First National Surfers Paradise AN underappreciated fact about Gold Coast real estate is how people can buy acreage parcels just a short drive from the city. This 6ha block with a four-bedroom house, managers residence, pool and studio apartment, is a 15-minute drive from the Southport CBD. It offers its owner privacy and room for a raft of features including stables, a machinery shed, and several garages.
BONOGIN 143 Chesterfield Drive Bonogin Qld 4213 Price: $2,585,000 Sold: 2nd March 2016 Agent: Ilona Barry POSITIONED over 10 acres this Chesterfield property captures breathtaking views of a sweeping gully crowned by the ocean from its infinity edge swimming pool. This house features a full-size tennis court, spa and observation deck. Inside the entrance leads into the kitchen and dining room and descends out onto an alfresco. Lj Hooker sales consultant Ilona Barry who marketed the property says the house is fully sustainable with landscaped gardens that have been designed so they don’t need mowing.
BURLEIGH HEADS 2 Nathan St, Burleigh Heads Price: $2.625 million Sold: March 21, 2016 Agent: Glenda Soanes, The Prestige Gold Coast. THE $2.625 million dollar contract on this 1928 Burleigh Heads homestead ranks it the suburb’s fourth-highest house sale. Set high on Burleigh Point and just 40m to the beach, former owners Robert and Glenda Soanes bought the property in 1997 from Gold Coast surgeon Dr Paul Allison. Mrs Soanes told the Bulletin the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house was too big for them and they needed to downsize. The main residence is spread over the top three levels while there’s a self-contained studio on the ground floor.
CURRUMBIN VALLEY 603 Tomewin Mountain Rd, Currumbin Valley Price: $3 million Sold: August 24, 2015 Agent:Ruth Gotterson, Unique Estates Australia COMPARABLE to homes of the rich and famous on the Sunset Strip, this Currumbin Valley property belongs to Hollywood stunt doubles Raelene Chapman and Scott McLean. The former Sydney-based couple has appeared in movies including The Hangover Part II, Star Wars films, The Matrix flicks as well as Australian TV dramas such as Rescue Special Ops and All Saints. They purchased “Nikkini” at 603 Tomewin Mountain Rd in August for $3 million from entrepreneurs Shaun and Donna Williams.
WORONGARY 41 Quambone St, Worongary Price: $3.8 million Sold: July 6, 2015 Agents: Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, Ray White Broadbeach This hidden Worongary retreat, with strong ties to Gold Coast nightclub tycoon Jamie Pickering, smashed suburb real estate records when it sold before auction in July. The $3.8 million dollar deal between Mr Pickering and Chinese buyers relocating from New Zealand was secured two days before the 1.55ha hideaway was scheduled to go under the hammer. Screened by native bushland, the tree-lined driveway passes the championship tennis court and manicured lawn to open out at the entrance to the multi-storey home. Standout features include a wall housing a coral reef aquarium, a home cinema with leather chaise seating, a billiard room, trophy room, TV lounge, commercial-sized bar and adjoining wine cellar
SORRENTO PRICE: $3.3 million SOLD: October 17, 2015 AGENT: Grant Kirkbeck, Ray White — Mermaid Beach GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate was the perfect candidate to purchase this property. It was once owned by legendary former Mayor Sir Bruce Small and oozes European character. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property features high ceilings, a fireplace and a separate living wing. Cr Tom Tate said the history of the house was a major draw for purchasing the home. The interior features a grand staircase and sunken loungeroom as well as a spacious master retreat.
SURFERS PARADISE4 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters Price: $3.05 million Sold: July 22, 2015 Agent: Elie Fakhri, Joseph Douglas Realty — Surfers Paradise A RUSSIAN buyer shelled out more than $3 million for this luxury waterfront home in sought-after Paradise Waters. Sublime gardens and water features frame a stunning alfresco entertaining area creating a resort-style vibe throughout. Inside floor to ceiling Lotus glass doors and open-planned living areas create a sophisticated vibe throughout. The gourmet kitchen, complete with a wine fridge, European appliances and induction hotplates, has water views and services the home’s formal dining area. Palms frame the heated pool, wall-less spa and waterfall feature.
RUNAWAY BAY 4 Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay PRICE: $2.675 million SOLD: 22 September 2015 AGENTS: Pam Fisher and Katrina Fisher, Professionals Vertullo Real Estate THE impressive canal and broadwater position of this leafy Runaway Bay home proved an irresistible draw for a retired couple who snapped it up at an auction for $2.675 million. Tucked away on a 736sq m block, this double-storey house is located at the end of a no-through road and looks across a quiet strip of parkland. The four-bedroom house features a functional floorplan with the spacious kitchen located next to the lifestyle space. Upstairs bi-fold doors open to an entertaining area which overlooks a tropical pool area surrounded by leafy palms.4 Anglers Esplanade, Runaway Bay.
HOPE ISLAND32/2332 Cressbrook Drive, Hope Island Price: $3.7 million Sold: 26 October, 2015 Agent: Michelle St Ange – Ray White Hope Island THIS palatial mansion is one of the largest waterfront properties in Hope Island Resort and has 53m of water frontage. Originally listed for $4.25 million in 2013, Daniel Hupfau and Vija Koller snapped up the three-level home sprawled over a 1277sq m block for $3.7 million last year. The home was built by award winning builder Martin Fiebig and completed in 2008. There are four ensuited bedrooms, each boasting Brinton wool carpet, walk in wardrobes and stunning views. The outdoor entertaining area has a built-in barbecue while the infinity-edged pool and 15m pontoon ensure an active lifestyle. Other standout features include a library, wet bar, high ceilings, wine cellar and a 10-car garage.
MERMAID BEACH 1/169 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach Price: $2.75 million Sold: August 12, 2015 Agents: James Ledgerwood and John Natoli, McGrath Estate Agents Broadbeach ONCE owned by car dealership tycoon Warren Von Bibra, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom beachfront villa offers uninterrupted ocean views. The apartment has a north aspect and is a compact property while still providing room for friends and family to stay. The lower level is ideal for children with a bedroom, bathroom and a spacious rumpus room. The Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club is diagonally opposite the villa.
PALM BEACH255 Jefferson Lane Palm Beach PRICE: $3 million SOLD: August 4, 2015 AGENT: Lucy Cole, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties RIO Tinto chief executive Chris Lynch’s purchase of this Palm Beach holiday home made him the next heavy hitter to join a raft of high-profile figures to have property on Jefferson Lane. Mr Lynch and his management consultant wife Tania Seary bought the Hamptons-style beachfront home last year as a Gold Coast getaway from their busy London life. The pair’s new neighbours include surf legend Kelly Slater, motorsport great Mick Doohan, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Sirromet Wines boss Terry Morris. The two-storey, 303sq m beachfront house features five-bedrooms and three-bathrooms.
PARADISE POINT 3 Excalibur Court, Paradise Point PRICE: $3.19 million SOLD: April 27, 2015 AGENT: Chris Moyer, Professionals Vertullo Real Estate THIS statement home is still a show stopper. The waterfront, north-facing residence has a sheltered mooring for a large vessel and is great for entertaining guests as well as enjoying the outdoors. The split-level dining area adjoins the sunken loungeroom, which has access to the pool area and overlooks the water. There is also a 15m pontoon with all facilities and a turning area for a large vessel. It also features a jetski dock.
SORRENTO 31 Campbell Street Sorrento Price: $3,118,000 Sold: November 25, 2015 Agent: Maria and Issac Genc, McGrath Broadbeach with a grand entrance and expansive bedrooms this Sorrento waterfront mansion is a private holiday resort for Chinese buyers Difei Guo and Shuguang Li. Located on the corner of Campbell St and San Remo Bvd and fitted out with endless features, the house was awarded ‘Gold Coast Home Of The Year’ in 1992. With a magnificent circular driveway which leads up to a porte-cochere and water fountain, the stylish interior has a warm inviting feel. Standout features include a tennis court, commercial-grade stainless-steel outdoor kitchen, media room, waterfront pool and spa, pontoon, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and triple-car garage.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 37 Parklane Tce, The Sovereign Islands Price: $3.6 million Cost: September 25, 2015 Agent: Edin Kara, Ray White Sovereign Islands The property offers sweeping views of South Stradbroke Island and the Broadwater but has the advantage of being protected from the wind. The stunning open-plan design floorplan sees the kitchen, living and dining areas open out to an alfresco entertaining space overlooking South Stradbroke Island and the Broadwater. Built in 2014, no expense was spared with a butler’s kitchen, cool room, lift, media room and study.
ISLE OF CAPRI 17 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri Price: $3.48 million Agents: Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, Ray White Broadbeach Sold: 12 May, 2015 Located on the sought-after cul-de-sac end of Naples Ave, the two-storey mansion offers picturesque views of Surfers Paradise across the wide water from its north-facing riverfront position. Pillars, curved roofing and floor to ceiling windows and Italian fittings and fixtures give the home a luxurious vibe throughout. Designed to accommodate family and friends, the architecturally designed home features plenty of space including a home theatre and covered alfresco area overlooking the infinity-edge pool.
SURFERS PARADISE 40 Norseman Court, Surfers Paradise Price: $$2,570,000 Sold: April, 2015 Agent: Lucy Cole Prestige Properties — Bundall This one level home spread out along the water front of Paradise waters is honed with Italian stone features on walls and floors both indoors and outdoors. Spanning across 803 sqm, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house features a water front master, large home office and media room with an overhead projector. The seamless, integrated floor plan allows access from the kitchen into living spaces for meal time interaction.
PALM BEACH 149 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach Price $3.5m Sold 26 October, 2015 Agent: Troy Dowker Ray White Mermaid Beach. SITUATED in one of the Gold Coast most exclusive streets, this beachfront mansion offers a life of luxury. The house is situated on a 407sqm corner block, giving it access from the side. Designed to take in the spectacular ocean views, the home has large feature windows from the main living areas. The second level features a children’s wing with three bedrooms and a family living area to one end while the other hosts the master bedroom and parent’s lounge, private oceanfront balcony and ensuite.
PALM BEACH 225 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach PRICE: $3.55 million SOLD: July 30, 2015 AGENT: Troy Dowker, Ray White Mermaid Beach OPULENT is one way to describe this modern Palm Beach home. Located on prestigious Jefferson Lane, the beachfront house was built in 2010 and offers panoramic views from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta. Spread across five levels, the design offers stylish living areas and chic entertaining spaces. The main living area on the ground level is slightly elevated with an open-plan dining, living and kitchen flowing out to a beachfront terrace.
MERMAID BEACH 1/101 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach. PRICE: $3.15 million SOLD: January 29, 2016 AGENT: Sophie Carter, Sophie Carter Exclusive Properties THIS luxury Mermaid Beach apartment was once a holiday home to former controversial executive Matthew Perrin. The entertaining area overlooks the communal pool below while other features include porcelain tiles in the high traffic areas and a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. In addition to three bedrooms, there is also a study and basement parking for two cars.
ISLE OF CAPRI 23 Etna St, Isle of Capri PRICE: $3 million SALE DATE: 4 August 2015 AGENT: Lucy Cole Prestige Properties THE choice of views from this waterfront Isle of Capri home are endless. Perched on the waterfront you can look out over the Nerang River or across to the hinterland or even the Gold Coast skyline. Inside the open floorplan home now are wide oak floorboards imported from Russia and feature walls made of reclaimed bricks salvaged from Melbourne plus recycled timber shelving. The kitchen features a caramel Caesarstone island breakfast bar inset with a wine fridge. There are olive green glass splashbacks and a concealed butler’s pantry. A sunken formal lounge room is carpeted and his lowset twin eco fireplaces. The property has a private jetty, boat ramp and pontoon and is within walking distance of the Surfers Paradise State school and shopping.
CURRUMBIN 824 Pacific Pde, Currumbin. Price: $2,730,000 Sold: 21 March 2016 Agent: Troy Dowker, Ray White – Mermaid Beach. AS the closest beachfront house to Estuary and Alley surf break, the inside of this modern double-storey house channels it’s coastal outlook throughout every room. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house features timber floors, white walls, high-arching ceilings and a wooden panelled kitchen.
The floor plan is separated by a courtyard that flows into an adjoining studio. Ocean views create the backdrop in the lounge room while a wraparound terrace offers beachfront entertaining.
CLEAR ISLAND WATERS 29 Bollard Circuit, Clear Island Waters PRICE: $3.87m DATE: October 29, 2015 AGENT: Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, Ray White Broadbeach THE grand demeanour of this Clear Island Waters mansion is reminiscent of southern America. The solid brick and concrete home rises two storeys and sits across three blocks including a corner block. A towering portico welcomes guests into an atrium reception beneath a circular void and chandelier A large media and games room with a commercial-size wet bar provides the ultimate haven for entertaining, while the poolside pavilion complete with a kitchen and barbecue has been revamped.
THE SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 60 Knightsbridge Pde East, The Sovereign Islands PRICE: $3.3 million SOLD: August 21, 2015 AGENT: Edin Kara, Ray White Sovereign Islands SOVEREIGN Islands Owners Corporation chairman Ann Glenister didn’t have far to move after buying this mansion. She had just sold her Venetian-style palace at 38-40 Knightsbridge Pde East, which features as the number one property in this magazine. Features her new three-level home include luxurious open plan living areas, all with Broadwater views. There is also a media room with space for 12 -14 seats while the kitchen comes with an island bench and butler’s pantry. It also has a servery to the tiled deck outside, where the owners can enjoy poolside dining.
MERMAID BEACH 3/79 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach Price: $3.25 million Sold: May 11, 2015 Agent: Scott Keatley, Ray White Mermaid Beach LOCATED on prime Gold Coast real estate, fronting the Pacific Ocean, is 3/79 Albatross Ave in Mermaid Beach. The renovated villa was sold in May, 2015 after being in the ownership of Terry and Suzanne Kahler for four years. The apartments, which were joined via a small corridor prior to sale, form part of a boutique complex of just five luxury beachfront villas built by Ray Developments in the 1990s. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment has a rooftop deck complete with kitchen, plunge pool and pavilion.
PALM BEACH 131 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach Price: $3.3 million Sold: April 11, 2015 Agent: Jason Taylor and Linda Suffredini, PRD Nationwide Palm Beach THIS is the a fitness fanatic’s dream home. Bad weather won’t stop you exercising here when you can just walk down the hallway to your own indoor pool, sauna and gym. The beachfront home, which is in the area considered to be the Millionaires’ Row of the southern Gold Coast, is three-storeys high with its front yard next to the beach. The second level of the home is the main living area, with timber floors, open plan rooms and a kitchen, which has stone benchtops. The kitchen leads to a covered balcony, which overlooks the beach.
MERMAID BEACH 1/161 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach PRICE: $4 million SOLD: May 15, 2015 AGENT: Robert Graham and Nick Baxter, Ray White Prestige Gold Coast THIS three-level beachfront villa was formerly a holiday home for Barclays PLC chairman John McFarlane. He listed it for sale for $5 million in December, 2014 and sold the luxury property for $4 million in May of the following year. The villa has three levels of spacious living including a private rooftop entertaining terrace and pool. It occupies the second and third levels of the building. The home also has four large ensuited bedrooms, one of which can be used as a media room, as well as a powder room and home office.
PARADISE WATERS 124 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters PRICE: $4.1 million SOLD: August 9, 2015 AGENT: Elie Fakhri, Joseph Douglas Realty – Surfers Paradise EX-LAWYER John Quinn cut ties with this waterfront property during a period of financial trouble for the property developer. The house, which was built in 1986, is situated on a 1105sq m block with 50m of waterfrontage. It has five bedrooms, three bathroooms, a cinema and lounge and dining areas. There is also a pontoon, boat shed and swimming pool, which is next to a spacious undercover alfresco dining area.
SANCTUARY COVE 8066 Riverside Drive, Sanctuary Cove PRICE: $4.2 million SOLD: October 4, 2015 AGENT: John and Marie Manning – Manning Real Estate – Sanctuary Cove ROBERT McVicker – who owns Springwood-based Morris Corporation – offloaded this mansion to a Queensland buyer last year. John and Marie Manning, who specialise in selling property in the elite enclave, negotiated the deal for the exclusive six-bedroom mansion, which features 43m waterfrontage, a grand entrance with a double staircase, a state-of-the art theatre, a 12-metre pool and an outdoor kitchen.8066 Riverside Drive Picture: Supplied
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 50 King Charles Drive, Sovereign Islands PRICE: $4.5 million SOLD: April 8, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, who was with Ray White Sovereign Islands at the time of the sale LUXURIOUS and stylish — this architect-designed home is surely one of The Sovereign Islands’ finest mansions. It was designed by Mark Hudson and built by Alan Marks. Interesting features include curved rosewood bi-fold doors, iron bark timber floors and the use of smart lighting to illuminate the exterior at night. Inside are cream marble tiles while outside sandstone tiles line an alfresco dining area. Other features include five ensuited bedrooms with private balconies, a gym, games room, and media room. There is also a 17m tiled lap pool outside as well as two wading pools.
PARADISE WATERS 102 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters PRICE: $4.55 million SOLD: February 17, 2016 AGENT: Faye Tyson, Coldwell Banker GC Property Group THIS home spent just over two months on the market before it was bought by Melbourne buyers. The Mediterranean-style property is located next to a wide stretch of the Nerang River with 21m of river frontage. Features inside include four ensuited bedrooms, a media room, barbecue area and tiled pool. The master suite also comes with a riverfront balcony, walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite.
SURFERS PARADISE 69 Stanhill Drive, Chevron Island, Surfers Paradise PRICE: $4.735 million. AGENT: Jesse Wilcox and Todd Curran, McGrath Broadbeach SOLD: 2 October 2015 THE sale of this luxury waterfront home is the largest sale on record for a Chevron Island property. Poised on a wide stretch of the Nerang River to embrace sweeping views of the Gold Coast skyline, the 975sq m mansion spans four levels.Standout features include black granite benchtops embedded with crystals in the kitchen, wine cellar, blue-tiled infinity-edge pool, 10m pontoon, floating staircase and dedicated parents’ retreat on the third level.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 43 Knightsbridge Pde West, The Sovereign Islands PRICE: $4.808 million SOLD: July 31, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, who was with Ray White Sovereign Islands at the time of the sale BUILDER Robert Smith and wife Susan Chudley-Smith sold this stunning mansion on The Sovereign Islands to Chinese buyers. The four-bedroom home has an array of interesting features including a fish pond in the foyer and a void rising up a level to the timber-lined ceiling. Granite, timber and marble have been used extensively throughout the house while there are a wide range of rooms. They include the media room, a grand formal living room, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a butler’s pantry, executive office and upstairs the master suite. It comes with a spa bath and a large waterfront balcony.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 33 Knightsbridge Pde West, The Sovereign Islands PRICE: $4.85 million SOLD: September 21, 2015 AGENT: Shaun Kaddatz, Harcourts Coastal LOCATED directly on the Broadwater, the home has uninterrupted views and a desirable north-to-water aspect. The property allows the owner to safely moor a boat while enjoying a direct Broadwater position. GCB- REAL ESTATE- Picture- 33 Knightsbridge Pde West, The Sovereign Islands.
SURFERS PARADISE 59 Garfield Tce, Surfers Paradise PRICE: $4.86 million SOLD: February 1, 2016 AGENT: Sonja Smith, Luxure The Property People — Isle of Capri ASF, a company that wants to build a resort and casino on The Spit, shelled out close to $5 million for this prime beachfront site. The property, north of the Northcliffe Surf Club, spans 607sq m and is home to a 16-year-old three-level house. With direct access to the beach, the home, set on a 607sq’m block, has one of the best spots on the Glitter Strip.
SURFERS PARADISE 50 Admiralty Drive Surfers Paradise PRICE: $4.9 million SOLD: December 29, 2015 AGENTS: Russell and Bob Rollington, First National Surfers Paradise THIS luxury home in Paradise Waters has a prized point position on the canal and beautiful views to the Coast skyline. Features of the home include a kitchen with stone benchtops and Miele appliances, formal and informal living areas and a fully self-contained third floor, which could be turned into a parents’ retreat. There is also a riverside pool and 12m pontoon as well as ducted airconditioning and an extensive use of marble, stone and timber throughout the home.
MERMAID BEACH 25 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach PRICE: $5 million SOLD: April 17, 2015 AGENT: Sold by owner THE sale of this beachfront house was the second-highest price paid for a property on Hedges Ave in 2015. The house was built in 1975 according to property records and is situated on a 607sq m block. The average size beachfront block on Hedges is 405sq m. The three-bedroom brick and tile home is in an original condition and features a spacious kitchen with ocean views and a large backyard with direct access to the beach.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 7 Knightsbridge Parade West Sovereign Islands Price: $5.1 million Sold: 30 November, 2015Agent: Chris Moyer, Professionals Vertullo Real Estate HIGH-PROFILE equestrian couple Ken Dowsett and Linda Spratley splashed out on a mansion in the city’s luxury island enclave at Sovereign Islands. Palms and stone features give the three-level home a contemporary feel its facade — a mix of differing angles and materials commands attention. Inside, the kitchen has Gaggenau appliances and butlers’ pantry while the seamless living and dining spaces encompass stunning water views. There is 20m of water frontage with a 12m pontoon and direct ocean access.
RUNAWAY BAY 8 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay PRICE: $5.12 million SOLD: August 28, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, Prestige Property Agents (while working with Ray White Sovereign Islands) SHEARWATER Esplanade is home to some of the most prestigious properties on the Gold Coast and this stunning mansion is no exception. The three-level home contains five bedrooms and a home theatre while outside there is a 15m pool and putting green. It faces the Broadwater from the front with bridge-free canal access from the rear. It has more than 1000sq m of living space including an open-plan lounge and dining area with a gas fireplace, billiards room, home theatre and gym. There are water views from almost every window of the home with an outlook to the Broadwater, canal, Hinterland and Stradbroke Island. The kitchen features Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry while all five bedrooms include ensuites. Other luxury features of the property include CCTV security, a lift, wine cellar, smart wiring and three powder rooms. It also has a 10-car basement garage.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS ‘Atlantis’ 12 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands PRICE: $5.5 million SOLD: April 30, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, Prestige Property Agents (sold while with Ray White Sovereign Islands) Designed by Sydney architect Mark Hurcum, Atlantis includes a stack of features from a glass elevator to an internal water feature and a three-tier cinema. From timber panelling in the living area to luxe wallpaper in the bedrooms through to purpose-built lighting in the main void, the home exudes a truly luxurious vibe. Interiors and finishes were managed by high-profile interior designer Toni Robertson. Other key features include a 14m lap pool, a “magnificent” aquarium, a wine cellar, built-in fireplace and 12m jetty.
ISLE OF CAPRI 33 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri PRICE: $5.65 million SOLD: 29 February, 2016 AGENT: James Ledgerwood and John Natoli, McGrath Estate Agents Broadbeach THE property has one of the best positions on the Isle of Capri, if not the Nerang riverfront with a 946sq block has spectacular northerly skyline vista from its coveted riverfront address. The floorplan offers a large open plan entertaining area as well as a lounge and dining spaces. A covered terrace, pool, spa, pontoon and gym provide the owners with a sought-after lifestyle
MERMAID BEACH 239 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach PRICE: $6.1 million SOLD: December 14, 2015 AGENT: Robert Graham, Ray White Prestige Gold Coast THE three-level beachfront home is located on a 405sq m block and has multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, with views out to the beach and ocean. The interior has a coastal look with timber floors, a neutral colour scheme and plenty of windows taking advantage of the views. The ground floor has an open plan lounge and family area as well as a third bedroom and wet bar while the first floor contains formal and informal living areas. It also has the kitchen and master suite with access to a balcony with room for entertaining or relaxing while admiring the gorgeous outlook. The top level is dedicated to the second bedroom, which has an ensuite. Outside is a plunge pool with a water feature and spa. Inside the basement is room for five cars, a vehicle turntable and storage areas as well as a gym.
SURFERS PARADISE 94 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise PRICE: $6.5 million SOLD: August 5, 2015 AGENT: Lucy Cole, Lucy Cole Prestige Properties SITUATED near the end of Admiralty Drive, the contemporary home overlooks one of the widest stretches of the Main River. The facade makes an impression with artistic screens while timber doors welcome visitors through a gatehouse to a Zen garden. Soaring ceilings and designer decor give the home a luxe vibe while two waterfront cabanas with carved sandstone pillars provide plenty of space to entertain and unwind. The home has all the extras including remote-control sun blinds, mood lighting and a gas stone fireplace.
MAIN BEACH 3535 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach PRICE: $6.5 million SOLD: August 5, 2015 AGENT: David Vertullo, Professionals Vertullo Real Estate WITH a mix of natural finishes including marble and timber, this four-storey home has been crafted to create a luxurious lifestyle. There is private access to the beach via a rear gate as well as a 27m heated lap pool, outdoor spa and sauna. A chrome and glass lift services all floors while timber shutters and integrated cabinetry ensure it is a functional property. The floor plan offers separate living, work, entertaining and sleeping zones and incorporates multiple living areas, media room, four ensuited bedrooms, basement parking, gymnasium, wine cellar and two studies. With stunning panoramic views of the ocean, the opulent master bedroom occupies the entire top level.
BROADBEACH 5001/1 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach PRICE: $8 million SOLD: September 10, 2015 AGENT: Jayde Pezet, KM Sales and Marketing THE sale of the penthouse in Broadbeach’s Oracle tower was the highest price paid for a luxury apartment in 2015. Chinese national Yue Bai bought the two-level apartment in Tower One from receivers for the Oracle but will only spend a portion of the year in the property. It is expected to be unoccupied when the owner is out of the country. Set 50 and 51 floors above the Oracle’s dining and shopping precinct, the 1117sq m penthouse contains a raft of features including four bedrooms, a media room, a study, and a rooftop pool, a spa and a steam room. It has 360-degree views of the coastline, ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland.
SOVEREIGN ISLANDS 38-40 Knightsbridge Pde East, The Sovereign Islands PRICE: $8.6 million SOLD: 26 May, 2015 AGENT: Amir Mian, Prestige Property Agents (while working with Ray White Sovereign Islands) THIS incredible masterpiece wouldn’t be out of place in 16th century Italy. The palatial Palazzo di Venezia villa, on Knightsbridge Pde East, was constructed by builder Bill Williams for Richard and Ann Glenister who wanted it modelled on the centuries-old Venetian stately home, Villa Rotunda. It features an 8m copper dome, which is the central part of the terracotta roof, as well as arches, and curves. There are six bedrooms including the master as well as three Versace-style bathrooms. Ornate and opulent, the master ensuite features a 250kg statue of a woman washing herself and there are two life-size marble guards at the front of the house.