Renovation transforms dated Gold Coast house into luxury mansion

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Wait until you see what this Clear Island Waters mansion once looked like.

THE incredible transformation of this Clear Island Waters house was what ignited a local children’s brain specialist’s passion for renovating.

Taking the property from a dull and dated waterfront house to a luxe and unique mansion was done at the hands of Dr Harry Singh and his family.

The Gold Coast paediatrician and paediatric neurologist, his artist wife Lindsay, their daughter Grace, 22, and nephew Angaz, 19, have lived at the property for five years.

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Before: Five years ago 31 San Simeon Drive was a very different property.

After: Its owners completely redesigned the home.

Before: The entrance to the home looked very different.

After: It’s now very grand and very opulent.

“It’s a lovely house, the location is beautiful but it was a very dated house when we got it,” Dr Singh said.

“The beauty of the place was the cul-de-sac location with the most amazing view of the Hinterland and wide water views.

“From the moment I saw it I was like, ‘I have to buy this house’.”

A complete overhaul through an architect ensured the house set a new benchmark in luxury living.

“The aim was creating something to maximise the view and in order to do that I wanted to add a third level,” Dr Singh said.

“There are 360 degree views from the third floor, so we had the existing view and now the view of Surfers and Broadbeach.

“The one thing the house didn’t have was high ceilings and the lounge area was very dark so we created high ceilings.

“They bring a massive amount of light in and now it’s a very open home with lovely lighting and beautiful outlooks.”

Before: The kitchen area went from dated and drab …

After: … to fine and fab.

The opulent home makes a grand statement with a double-height entry encased in glass, a chandelier and soaring ceilings. The living area is warmed by an open fireplace with a feature black marble flume — a natural material used alongside spotted gum and leather-washed stone throughout.

This space flows through to a dining area, kitchen and family zone, all connected effortlessly with the outdoor entertainment areas. The sleek kitchen features a large breakfast bar and island bench, stainless-steel appliances and a butler’s pantry.

Sliding doors open out to the rear deck where uninterrupted water views take centre stage. The space wraps around to the pool and covered alfresco area.

A soundproof cinema with tiered seating, three bedrooms, the laundry and a games room with a bar complete the main level.

Artistic flair is added throughout, including black cutout feature walls to create a hallway and statement pendant lighting.

Before: The bathrooms definitely had one of the biggest transformations.

After: They are now modern and sleek.

Before: One of the living areas pre renovation.

After: The luxe living area now.

The second level is home to two ensuited bedrooms, plus the main with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and private balcony. An executive office with a balcony is also here.

The third floor is a versatile spot with a balcony, kitchenette and impressive views.

After: Impressive water views are a real highlight of the home.

The family are starting another project after the process “opened another door” and sparked a new hobby, especially for Dr Singh.

“It’s going to be emotionally very disappointing to lose it,” he said.

“It’s my dream house.”

The six-bedroom mansion at 31 San Simeon Drive is set to head under the hammer on August 31 through Jeffrey Sturgess and Colleen Brunt of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents.

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