Curved beach house with copper facade unlike any other on the Gold Coast
IT is one of the most unusual yet impressive houses on the Gold Coast.
Shaped like a wave with a copper clad facade, the distinctive residence, which is perched on a hillside that borders Currumbin National Park and overlooks the ocean, is in a league of its own.
Designed by Paul Uhlmann Architects, the three-storey house has been built to a high standard.
In fact, its cutting-edge design has earned it a couple of accolades, including a Master Builder award.
While it appears to be a trophy home, owners Krystle and Mark Holmes designed it with their five children in mind.
In need of more space for their growing clan and wanting to be closer to the beach, the couple put pen to paper and called in the experts to create their dream family home.
“My husband and I, we wanted to build something for our children,” Mrs Holmes said.
“I’m very hands on, so is my husband, so everything in our home is how we wanted it. Every detail my husband and I chose.”
Natural materials including timber, stone, iron and stainless steel are featured throughout the contemporary residence and help it blend into its surrounding environment.
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“The property is built on a hill and the hill is quite steep,” Mrs Holmes said. “We thought if we keep it simple, it won’t look over the top.”
A wide deck on the top floor makes the most of the house’s surroundings.
It is the perfect spot to soak up the panoramic views of Currumbin Creek, the ocean and rainforest.
Open the sliding glass doors and the deck becomes part of the combined kitchen, living and dining area.
A refrigerated wine collectors’ cabinet is a highlight while European appliances and a teppanyaki hotplate complement the kitchen.
There are seven bedrooms throughout the house, most of which are on the first floor.
Doors between four adjacent bedrooms can be opened to create one large room while the main has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to a deck. An identical guest bedroom is on the top floor.
A rumpus room on the first floor opens onto a deck that leads to a grassed area and pool. Downstairs, four cars can comfortably park in the carport and there is plenty of storage. A glass lift services all three levels.
Mrs Holmes couldn’t pick a favourite feature.
“The wine cabinet is pretty gorgeous — it’s like art really — and obviously the copper wave,” she said. “And then there’s the view of Currumbin Creek and the ocean.”
She said the whole family would miss the house but they wanted to move closer to their children’s school.
“I feel like it’s so warm that any family could walk in and say ‘this is home’,” she said
It is listed through Kollosche agents Michael Kollosche and Eoghan Murphy under an expressions of interest campaign, which closes on September 11.