Trendy Mermaid Beach villas take luxury to new heights
The epitome of low-maintenance, luxurious living is on display throughout these modern Mermaid Beach villas.
The eye-catching facade stands out from the crowd and conceals two homes where an industrial-style design is effortlessly blended with luxury.
The entertainment havens at 1 & 2/8 Albatross Ave make the most of their location and lifestyle the area affords.
“The position is massive,” Studio Workshop director Joel Hutchines, who developed the properties, said.
“Really that is the last block with those views that go down the Miami Esplanade.
“Plus, the proximity to the beach, cafes and Nobbys — which is where it is at.”
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Mr Hutchines said the impressive rooftop terraces that offer stunning views were the best part of the villas.
“The rooftops on both proprieties are amazing, it’s what sets them apart from what has been on the market,” he said.
“When you get up there, the views and experience is very appealing.”
He said Studio Workshop have an emphasis on materials and textures, hence the sleek and sophisticated blend of finishes inside.
From the statement Blackbutt timber stairs to the marble kitchen benchtops with a prominent grey vein — selected as it was different to the Calacatta marble that is commonly found these days — each material was a bold and considered choice.
The facade was originally designed to be made of timber, but aluminium was used to ensure the properties were as low maintenance as possible and had a long lifespan.
“The materials are raw and the feel is really natural, that has been a big approach of Studio Workshop,” Mr Hutchines said.
“The biggest piece everyone is talking about is that screen on the front.
“It is something very different for the Gold Coast … often all the buildings look the same, the screen breaks it down and created street presence that’s not too imposing.”
Both of the villas features four bedrooms, three opulent bathrooms, a sun-drenched rooftop and a plunge pool.
The floorplans sprawl across four levels and 456sq m.
The rooftops are dedicated to the terraces, which both have a built-in barbecue.
Two main bedrooms with two bathrooms are on the third level of each.
The second floor hosts the stylish kitchens and dining rooms, with a balcony and a funky built-in seat, plus the main living rooms.
A terrace, pool, two bedrooms, one bathroom and the garage are found on the ground floor of both.
The entrances, with the impressive staircases, have voids that stretch the height of the four levels.
The four-bedroom abodes have a $2.295 million price tag each and are being marketed by Jordan Williams of JW Prestige Agents.