Renovation blends two different styles to create dream Gold Coast home
IT is a classic case of business in the front, party in the back.
But unlike the mullet made popular in the 1980s, this Runaway Bay home is on trend and easy on the eye.
It is evident from the towering front entrance that the residence has a sense of grandeur and elegance.
Dark woods and feature lighting are the perfect contrast against the interior’s white palette.
The contemporary style gives it an air of sophistication.
But step outside and the property transforms into a tropical holiday resort with a pool and gazebo, ideal for entertaining large groups of guests.
Owners Kylie and Dean Curry are behind the five-bedroom house’s distinctive styles, which appear to blend seamlessly.
They bought it in January last year, attracted to its layout and design.
“Virtually every room has a water view,” Mrs Curry said.
“We saw all too often many waterfront homes not taking advantage of this so walking into the home and seeing the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living with lots of natural light, we knew this was the home for us. “
The couple undertook an extensive renovation over the past year to make it more modern, warm and inviting.
“Using a variety of textures and natural building products, we wanted to create an exceptional home that made every day feel like we were on vacation,” Mrs Curry said.
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The two-storey house is on a 700sq m block overlooking the canal.
It has an open floorplan downstairs that flows through stacker glass doors onto an alfresco area.
There are four bedrooms upstairs, three of which have access to a shared balcony while a study that could double as a fifth bedroom is on the ground floor.
“Our favourite feature of the home would have to be the three large outdoor living areas, comprising of a pavilion with kitchen and bar fridge, large balcony with access from three of the bedrooms and the panoramic outdoor dining area,” Mrs Curry said.
“While it will be very hard to leave not only the home but the great neighbours, we have decided to downsize as our kids are finally leaving the nest.”
It is on the market with a $1.775 million price tag.