Gold Coast mansion sets a benchmark for luxury living
WHEN it comes to luxury living on the waterfront, it doesn’t get much better than this.
The Sovereign Islands mansion epitomises opulence with soaring ceilings, wide windows that frame envious Broadwater views and top-of-the-line fixtures and fittings.
Its modern design will not only stand the test of time but set a benchmark for others to emulate when creating lavish homes.
The King James Court residence wasn’t always so well appointed though.
Owners Clint and Jenny Karananos breathed new life into it through an extensive renovation, which took six months to complete.
“It was actually a rental property we had, we were using it as a high-end rental,” Mr Karananos said.
“We could see that there was some work to be done so we did a full renovation on it recently.”
He said they were responsible for the rejuvenation of the house at 37-39 Brittanic Cres, which recently fetched the highest price on the Gold Coast this year after selling for $11 million, so they knew what they were doing.
The five-bedroom mansion now has a much more contemporary style, with a neutral palette, crisp lines and cleverly integrated lighting giving it an air of sophistication.
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“It’s obviously very modern and got all the latest cutting-edge technology,” Mr Karananos said.
“It has a very special position on the Broadwater too.”
He said the open water and views stretching as far as the Hinterland initially attracted him to the property.
It is on a 700sq m block and has about 20m of water frontage.
An open kitchen, lounge and dining area with adjoining media room form the main living area.
It opens onto an entertainment terrace with a built-in barbecue and pool, and leads to a private pontoon.
A guest bedroom and study are also on the ground floor.
Upstairs, the main bedroom occupies the northern side of the house.
It has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with a spa and balcony overlooking the Broadwater.
There are three other bedrooms on the second floor, two of which share a bathroom while one has an ensuite, balcony and walk-in wardrobe.
Sound-proof glass in the study, a built-in projector and surround sound system in the media room and a feature wine cellar are among its highlights.
Mr Karananos hoped the new owners would love all that the property had to offer.
“It’s something that’s going to be someone’s pride and joy,” he said.
“It’s a beautiful home and we’d like to see it going to a family that would enjoy it.”
Amir Prestige Property Agents’ Ivy Wu and Isaac Kim are seeking expressions of interest until October 15.