Gold Coast house with see-through facade sells for more than $1 million
AN unusual brick house known for its see-through facade has changed hands in a million-dollar deal.
The award-winning Broadbeach Waters property on Naranga Ave was snapped up for $1.2 million earlier this month by an interstate couple.
Property records show its sale marks a record price for its street.
The previous benchmark of $890,000 was set when the property at no. 17 sold in 2017.
Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Willcox, who marketed the property, said it also set the bar for dry blocks in the area.
He said the buyers were perfect for the four-bedroom, two bathroom house and planned to move into it.
“They fell in love with it, the uniqueness of it stood out,” he said.
“Obviously it’s a fairly unique property so it drew a lot of attention.”
The house, which was built by vendors James and Lauren Davidson with Brisbane-based James Russell Architect, is well known among locals because of the bricks that surround it.
It is a design similar to breezeblocks, which were hip in the 1950s and ’60s, where bricks are laid on their side to show their weepholes and allow for natural light and air to flow through.
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“It’s a standard brick unit but it’s turned on its edge so you see through it,” Mr Davidson told The Bulletin in March.
“It’s like a breezeblock but more hard-wearing, it doesn’t need to be painted or treated.”
He said the house was broken down into different sections with some very enclosed and sheltered areas while the main living areas were open to the elements.
A 25-year-old crepe myrtle tree, which stands within the central atrium and connects the home’s two levels, is a highlight.
Large expanses of glass, polished concrete floors and spotted gum timber flooring are also standout features.