Worldwide travel inspires Gold Coast mansion’s design


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Everything about the residence at 111 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters is luxurious.

WHY settle for a European holiday when you can wake up in a Gold Coast mega-mansion inspired by the region every day?

The waterfront residence at 111 Commodore Drive certainly stands out among its neighbours but it is not until stepping inside that its jaw-dropping features can really be appreciated.

From its bronze-framed windows and doors and the crystal chandeliers throughout, the residence exudes opulence.

Owners Gary and Julie McPherson enlisted award-winning architect Bayden Goddard to design the luxurious four-bedroom, seven bathroom house.

Chandeliers are featured throughout.

The owners says it’s perfect for entertaining.

Mr McPherson said they spent about five months getting the design right before starting the build, which took about a year.

The couple’s travels around the world, particularly Europe, inspired the design.

“My wife and I travel a fair bit so we incorporated a few bits and pieces from that,” he said.

“Everything was all highly specked.”

They spared no expense with the intention of it being their forever home, but wanderlust has prompted them to list the home on the market.

It’s like living like royalty.

Even the bathrooms are opulent.

“We thought we were going to stay here longer but we wanted to travel a bit more and leave our options open to what we do when we get back,” Mr McPherson said.

“We’re going to stay on the Coast but we haven’t really decided what we’re going to do.

“I think we’d like to build again.”

He said it was going to be sad to leave their beloved home of four years.

“It’s got a great feel to it,” he said.

“We like the high ceilings and it’s a great entertainment house — you can have a few people in the house and not even know they’re there.”

The property’s position at the furthest point of the river’s bend also offered a perfect view of the city’s lights, which Mr McPherson described as “amazing”.

Marketing agent Matt Gates, of Ray White Prestige, was already fielding inquiries days after it hitting the market.

“The level of finish really speaks to itself,” he said.

The mansion also has stunning water views.

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