The secret to building a Gold Coast dream home

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Nick Crosland has designed two villas on Monaco St. Picture Glenn Hampson

STICKING to a budget is low on the list of Nick Crosland’s concerns when building lavish Gold Coast trophy homes.

It is a hobby for the Highgrove Bathrooms boss so he likes to splash plenty of cash on the best products the market has to offer.

“I didn’t get into building because I wanted to make a profit, I got into it because I wanted to be creative,” he said.

A pair of luxury villas on Monaco St are the latest of his three projects.

Mr Crosland builds houses as a hobby so he takes his time designing them. Picture Glenn Hampson

They were inspired by his idea of a dream home with lots of natural materials including concrete, glass and raw timber.

“The last one I did had a similar feel … but this one I’ve taken to the next level,” he said.

“Everything has been hand-picked and made for the house.

“Even the pendant lights over the kitchen benches are hand-blown glass.

“If you’re looking for your dream home, this is what I made them for.”

He always builds two houses in each project – one to live in and one to sell.

However, both in his last project at Broadbeach Waters sold as he had so much interest in them.

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Inside one of the Broadbeach Waters homes Mr Crosland designed and built.

This time though, he wants to be able to enjoy the fruits of his labour.

“The one that’s going on the market is basically finished,” he said.

“The second one we’re still finishing, it’s about two weeks behind.”

The property is due to hit the market in coming days through LJ Hooker agent Rebecca Gannon.

A magazine featuring the Coast’s top 50 dream homes will be in Friday’s Gold Coast
Bulletin.

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