This Gold Coast home, East Coast of Australia, has a good deal of celebrity provenance, including, Emmy award winner Sarah Michelle Geller, who stayed at the home during the filming of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Scooby Doo”. Other “A list” media celebrities have holidayed in the property which forms part of the colourful home atmosphere. This luxury beach house was also used as the set for the mini series “Pacific Drive”.
The property was custom designed and built by award winning Gold Coast architect Malcolm Cummings in 1998 for Artist Christopher Hogan and his Property Developer wife Beres (current owners). An architectural triumph of concrete construction, its elevated position accommodates the hillside, and is a mezzanine level higher at the front than the back, with each side being three storey’s high.
The home, next to “Lores Bonny Lookout” point, has been built to make the best of a relationship between the architectural layout, the surroundings of the ocean, parks and existing landscape; and where art blends with design.
Alex Caraco, CEO, and Tory Hirst, Coldwell Banker GC Property Group, who are marketing the property commented “The extensive entertainment roof top terrace, recently used for a Ralph magazine swimwear shoot, has 360 degree views of the ocean and hinterland. The home is two floors higher than the neighbouring homes and due to new building restrictions homes cannot exceed the crest of the hill, so the outstanding views will never be encumbered
Complementing the homes contemporary design scheme, which includes a central staircase connecting all the levels, is an eclectic, warm mix of Eastern European and Moroccan finishes. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, studio/office, living, kitchen with counter tops of Brazilian granite, noted for its beautiful tones of whites, golds and yellows. The dining and living areas are tiled in cream Italian marble and there is a downstairs entertaining area which includes another kitchen, dining and living.
Creatively, the master bedroom with en-suite spa bath, is luxuriously finished with Portuguese tiles and teak window shutters from Thailand. This multi-level home also includes a self-contained 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with study, laundry and has its own entrance, great for guests, nanny or caretaker.
Alex Caraco also said “This luxurious home of approx 55sq’s is without doubt one of the finest resort style homes on the market. Circumstances dictate the property will be sold at Auction before the owners relocate overseas”. The auction will be held on site, 19 Brakes Crescent, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast on Sunday, 5th September 2010 at 12.00 noon. The number of high quality pieces of luxury real estate going to auction continues to be substantial – and this is all around the world.