Taking a look at this stunning home by Gold Coast designer Chris Clout, you’d be excused for thinking it was somewhere in the Greek Islands or St Barts perhaps, it is in fact located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Beach with spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean.
Designed as a contemporary beach house, the home does in fact draw inspiration from the Greek Islands. The stark white façade and interiors create a brilliant contrast against the azure water beyond and is reminiscent of the clifftop homes you find in Santorini.
At the entry of the home a pattern that emulates the waves of the ocean and sand has been used on the garage door, entry gates and a screen in front of the upper floor window , breaking up the crisp angular lines of the front exterior and adding architectural interest, especially at night when LED lighting adds to the ambience.
With a steep sloping site, the home has been cleverly designed over three levels to ensure the spectacular views are optimised and at the entry, glass doors showcase the view right through the open plan kitchen, dining and living room to the outdoor entertaining area and ocean vista.
From the office at the front of the home a waterfall window creates a stunning backdrop to a frangipani tree planted at the centre of a pond which has been painted a brilliant blue, reflecting a spectacular view that lies beyond.
The expansive open-plan kitchen, living and dining area at the mid-level, epitomises luxury living with an abundance of quality finishes and materials including, honed Carrara marble floors and Carrara marble cladding on the fireplace and kitchen walls. Whilst mirrors and chandeliers add some glamour, the restrained palette and a 14 meter glass opening allows the incredible outlook to be the star of the show.
On the upper-floor the luxurious master suite offers a private retreat of the highest calibre. Again the focus is on the breath-taking views. The bed faces a wall of sliding glass doors that open the entire space out to another expansive deck to relax in peace and watch the waves. In the en-suite a glass widow also offers views to Mt Coolum in the south.
At the lower level this exceptional home incorporates an additional 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, walk in cellar, a media room and a large family room with views to the landscaped gardens and bushland beyond. Thanks to the extensive use of glass there is an abundance of natural light and a connection to the spectacular natural surroundings is felt throughout the entire home.