Match the timeless glamour of waterfront living to a boater's paradise – welcome to 35 Southern Cross Drive situated in the prestigious Cronin Island enclave, Gold Coast Queensland where there are 300 days of sunshine per year. Arrive by boat – the deep-water canal pontoon accommodates vessels up to 21 metres (70 feet) or by car to the four-car garage.
The design, inspired by celebrated resort architect Bill Bensley, is concrete construction and showcases the interior spaces seamlessly connecting to a sunlit pool terrace and enhanced by a Jamie Durie customised vertical garden and fishponds. Integrated into the well-considered tropical gardens are antiquities – handcrafted urns and statues imported from Indonesia add authenticity to the resort-style ambience. Life by the water makes every day seem like a holiday – and this home oozes relaxed sophistication and liveability.
Double height ceiling in the grand foyer, polished travertine floors and walls of glass frame the water views and toward the Gold Coast skyline illuminated as the sunsets. With entertaining in mind, the chef's kitchen is central to the multiple living areas spaced over three levels then complemented by the romance of a wood-burning fireplace for chilly nights. Outdoor dining is one of the many pleasures afforded by the sub-tropical climate of the Gold Coast. In this home, outdoor dining in the Summer Room cooled by the sea breezes and a Raffles-styled ceiling fan makes for good living.
On the bedroom level with canal and parkland views, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The principal suite is privately situated adjoining to a study, a bespoke walk-in wardrobe, and an opulent ensuite with soaking tub, double shower, dual basins and custom joinery.
Every home has its secrets, and this home has a secret room located on the ground level and concealed by a wine cellar. Now that the secret is out – step in then grab an ice-cold drink from the under-bench fridge and make yourself comfortable. As the lights dim, it is movie time - sit back in cinema-style opulence and enjoy Netflix movies on the big screen. Better yet, an ideal setting for a podcast studio and a boardroom for Zoom meetings – today's new-age corporate headquarters and ultimate work from home scenario.
For your private inspection – in person or by FaceTime to explore this fabulous waterfront home, Gabel Stathis stands ready for your inquiry.