THERE has been a flurry of prestige sales on the Gold Coast despite a recorded slowdown in the market.
A luxury mansion on the Glitter Strip sold at auction over the weekend for a street record of $7.4 million.
27 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters sold for $7.4 million.
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Seven potential buyers registered to bid on the five-bedroom residence at 27 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters.
Kollosche agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo handled the sale.
“We are excited for our interstate vendors and wonderful buyer for securing her dream home,” they said.
27 Midshipman Court, Paradise Waters sold at auction over the weekend.
The house spans three levels and is on a northeast facing 903 sqm with 32.6m of water frontage.
Property records reveal it last sold in August, 2019 for $4.75 million.
Meanwhile, Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij made a cool $2.4m from the sale of his Gold Coast beachfront apartment.
Mr Meij, who is based in Brisbane, bought the whole-floor apartment in the sought-after Sea building at 3531-3533 Main Beach Parade in June 2020 for $5.35m.
2/3531-3533 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach sold for $7.8 million.
He has just sold it to a buyer from Brisbane for $7.8 million — shy of the $7.95m Mr Meij was originally asking for.
The apartment, located on the second floor of the seven-storey boutique building, was marketed through Harry Kakavas and Michael Kollosche of Kollosche.
2/3531-3533 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach
And on the northern Coast, a modern-day castle has new rulers after being snapped up in a multimillion-dollar deal.
The five-bedroom “picture perfect” house at 5403 Pebble Lane, Sanctuary Cove, sold for $4.3 million after just two days on the market.
5403 Pebble Lane, Sanctuary Cove sold for $4.3 million.
It sold for $2.2 million in February, 2020.
“The vendors did a major renovation and really nailed the Hamptons style which we know is still very popular,” said marketing agent Alex Phillis of Phillis Real Estate.
“When you look at a house as unique as this one, you know it’s going to fly out the door.
“We just didn’t’ expect it to sell so fast.”
“It was picture perfect, you just walk in and it’s really homely.
“Everyone was loving it.”
The staircase at 5403 Pebble Lane, Sanctuary Cove.
The riverfront mansion, known as The Hamptons on Pebble Lane, resembles a castle with multiple balconies, a feature staircase and elaborate skylight above the foyer.
It features detailed cornices, a feature staircase, cinema, office and heated pool and spa.
Outside, the pool and spa overlooks the river with uninterrupted views across to Coomera National Park.
5403 Pebble Lane, Sanctuary Cove.

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111 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, has DA approval to be turned into a boutique development.
A mansion owned by businessman Scott Headland on ‘millionaires’ row’ in Mermaid Beach has been listed for sale at $19.75m.
Mr Headland has been at loggerheads with fellow Mermaid Beach residents over the property since 2020 after he lodged a DA with Gold City Council to turn the six-bedroom coastal abode at No. 111 into a four-storey luxury development titled One One One.
The home has more than 680sq m of living space.
At the time it was announced Mr Healdand said it was an attempt to give the well-known Hedges Ave a “facelift”.
However, some residents argued that the building’s appearance was too tall, not up to an “excellent” standard and not in keeping with the rest of the buildings in the area.
Although approved by the local council in December last year, residents took their case to the
It was last sold for $6m in 2002.
Brisbane Planning and Environment Court, where it will be heard in the coming months.
In the meantime, Michael Kollosche of Kollosche, who is marketing the property alongside colleague Tony Velissariou, said the court case had no bearing on the sale of the property and would not necessarily stop a development being built.
The home’s hot-tub.
“The property has been listed and council approval for a three or four-storey development remains,” Mr Kollosche said.
Mr Headland has owned the house at 111 Hedges Ave, known as Little Dune, since 2002, when he bought it off developer Russell Leary for $6m.
It was previously listed by Mr Headland in 2019 with a price tag of $9.95m. He later dropped the price by $500,000 before taking it off the market.
It has an 18m lap pool and 19m of beach frontage.
The property is on a 769sq m block with a rare 19m of absolute beach frontage.
Spanning two storeys, the house has been designed to capitalise on the ocean views and is divided into separate wings for privacy.
It features an alfresco terrace along with an 18m beachside lap pool and spa a four-car off-street garage, home office, sauna and gym.
It is fully fenced and protected from erosion by a rock wall.
The house is on ‘millionaires’ row’

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7 Curtis Ct, Mudgeeraba was marketed via an expressions of interest campaign
A partially finished dream home owned by a Gold Coast developer who was convicted of GST fraud after siphoning more than $147,000 for a Broadbeach tower that didn’t exist has hit the market.
Kevin John Barnard was sentenced to three years’ jail with immediate release on a good behaviour bond, and ordered to repay the ATO, after fronting Southport District Court in August 2021.
The Share Water Developments director, then aged 59, pleaded guilty to six counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception, and two counts of attempting to gain financial advantage by deception.
Kevin Barnard leaves Southport Court with his lawyer Jason Jacobson, of Jacobson Mahony Lawyers.
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Property records show Barnard purchased a 1,821sq m vacant site at 7 Curtis Ct, Mudgeeraba for $465,000 in April 2018.
Gold Coast City Council approved a building application for a new dwelling on the site in 2019.
The bones of what could have been a spectacular Hinterland home remain, while a sign out front indicates a lender has taken possession of the property.
It was marketed for sale via an expressions of interest campaign with LJ Hooker.
Would-be dream home?
Hinterland setting
The listing makes no mention of architectural plans for the site, where a concrete slab and steel frame appear to be the start of construction of a significant double-storey home with a sloped roof.
Little else is given away, but to note the stark site is: “Surrounded by quality homes, backing onto bushland with hinterland views and ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac.”
The property is located in the Clover Hill estate, within walking distance to well-regarded schools, including Somerset College and Clover Hill State School.
It is five minutes’ drive from Robina Town Centre and provides easy access to the M1.
What would appear to be the foundations of a garage
Restricted supervised access to inspect the property can be arranged by appointment.
Barnard falsified expenses on eight business activity statements related to a tower project in Broadbeach.
An ATO audit found he had never owned the land, obtained finance, or lodged development applications for the site.
He fraudulently received GST refunds of more than $147,000, and attempted two more refunds totalling about $76,000, which were refused.
It’s surrounded by new homes and backs onto bushland

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A sprawling Gold Coast property offering a rainforest paradise will go to auction this month.
The 16ha “natural wonderland” at Currumbin Valley features waterfalls and 3500-year-old trees alongside a three-level main residence, second dwelling and studio.
1526 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley is hidden in the rainforest.
The main residence.
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“Immerse yourself in serenity and seclusion in this pristine rainforest paradise that epitomises tranquillity,” the listing states.
“Sympathetic to the surrounding environment, this is an estate that will both exhilarate your senses and provide restorative calm and balance.”
The main house has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and multiple living zones including a newly finished lower level ideal to rent out.
The property has several waterfalls.
The cottage.
There is also an expansive deck set against a stunning rainforest backdrop and a pool.
The self-contained two bedroom cottage is light and bright while the purpose-built stand-alone studio is ideal for hosting yoga, conferences or creative workshops.
“The combination of three connected but self-contained houses and the studio allows infinite options for a home-based business, intergenerational living or more,” the listing states.
The studio.
Plenty of room in the studio.
Outside and you can use your own private 3km walking track which takes you deep into the rainforest where you will find waterfalls, creeks and ancient trees.
The property at 1526 Currumbin Creek Rd is going to auction on May 14 through Scott Euler & Nicola Buchanan of McGrath Southport.

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THE couple who sold one of Australia’s most popular houses this year has revealed their next project.
Emma Sweeny and Matt Jamieson, who were the brains behind fully-rendered Gold Coast house RUIN X, have snapped up a rundown property in nearby Broadbeach Waters.

Emma Sweeny and Matt Jamieson, who were the brains behind fully-rendered Gold Coast house RUIN X, have snapped up a rundown property in nearby Broadbeach Waters.
Their new project at Broadbeach Waters.
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The pair, who owns Project X, plans to knockdown the existing house to make way for a one-of-a-kind Spanish-inspired showstopper.
“We did think we were renovating but it is now a complete knockdown,” Ms Sweeny said of the three-bedroom shack.
“It will be a big build – we’re going up two levels and having a rooftop.”

The second project for Emma Sweeny and Matt Jamieson of Project X.
While the designs are in the planning stages with renowned Gold Coast designer Jayson Pate Design, the couple plans to visit Spain in July where they will holiday and gather house inspiration.
We’re mixing old Spanish style with new,” Ms Sweeny said.
“We will have a lot of columns and arches. It’s going to be insane.”
And there will still be plenty of render thanks to Mr Jamieson’s rendering business Render X.
“We will stick with what we know as well,” Ms Sweeny said.

The house will be knocked down to make way for their Spanish-inspired abode.
The pair, who enjoyed two months at RUIN X before it sold, moved into their new digs last week – a big change from a new build to a rundown shack.
“You have to laugh,” Ms Sweeny said.
“We’ve got no pantry, Bunnings clothes racks and we’re really back to minimal living.
“It’s definitely different but at the end of the day we know our end goal again
“We’re still humble people and we’re loving this shack.”

Inside the couple’s Broadbeach Waters house that will be knocked down.
The pair hopes to knock the house down in September and are predicting the build to take up to a year.
“We are just so excited to get started,” Ms Sweeny said.
They have again enlisted Bradford Constructions for their project.
Ms Sweeny and Mr Jamieson took their first project, a Burleigh Waters house named RUIN X, to auction in March.

RUIN X sold for $2.713888 million under the hammer.
The rendered kitchen at RUIN X.
It sold for $2.713888 million to 26-year-old Melbourne man Christopher Shao.
The couple, who paid $775,000 for the house in December 2020, spent five months renovating it.
RUIN X was known for its floor to ceiling render, arches and curves.

The pool area at RUIN X.
“We wanted to create a home that had wow factor, a first-of-its-kind, you felt comfortable and welcomed as soon as you walked in, an entertainer’s dream, minimal (and) an incredible layout,” Ms Sweeny said.
“We will never play it safe as we are creating homes.”
The pair bought their new Broadbeach Waters property before it hit the market through Trent Reid of John Reid Real Estate.

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Sophie and Michael Bell with children, Hendrix, 6, and Peppa, 3, at their Mediterranean-inspired luxury home, Casa Campana.
A Mediterranean-inspired mansion tucked away in the Tweed Coast hinterland has propelled the region forward as northern NSW’s next luxury treechange destination.
Known as Casa Campana, the white-rendered dream home on a 1.31ha rainforest block in Nunderi is owned by Sophie Bell, founder of creative design agency Peppa Hart, and her husband, Michael.It was designed by Peppa Hart in collaboration with Three Birds Renovations, and draws on the Bells’ shared love of European architecture.
With the family now bound for Bali, the property is marketed with a $3.5m price tag by Brent Savage and Ethan Price, of LS properties.
Ms Bell wanted her children to experience the freedom of growing up in the country.
It’s finding favour with cashed-up buyers turning to Tweed from the celebrity playground of Byron Bay.
“These buyers would normally be looking in the Byron hinterland, but you’re going to have to spend $5 million-plus to get a decent place out there, while you are still finding better value here in the Tweed area,” Mr Savage said.
“A lot of people are new to this part of the world and are still trying to get an understanding of the area and what it’s got to offer.
“The area has changed from a sleepy holiday destination to a very established, majority owner-occupier market,” he said.
Casa Campana is listed with a $3.5m price tag
Mr Savage said the pocket’s appeal hinged on its proximity to beautiful beaches as well as Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, along with its growing local cafe scene.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows regional population growth in 2021 was the highest in 40 years as people moved to lifestyle locations during the pandemic and were able to work from home.
Median house prices in the Tweed grew 35 per cent in 12 months, to $950,000.
Closer to the river, luxury pockets of Banora Point and Terranora have also notched up big-ticket sales.
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A secluded Banora Point estate smashed the suburb record when it sold for $5.45m in February.
The sprawling Paul Clout-designed home on an elevated 2,500sq m block at 12-14 Ferry Rd, Banora Point was sold by Denise and Brian Dangerfield, of LJ Hooker.
The Dangerfields’ current luxe listings include a resort-style acreage property at 10 Nassau Ave, Terranora with spectacular hinterland and coastal views.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home makes expansive use of mirrors and glass, allowing natural light to bounce from gleaming natural wood floors and finishes throughout.
Wide pathways lead around a tropical pool and entertaining area, all set among manicured gardens.
Another luxe listing at Terranora
Tasmanian blackwood, western red cedar and mahogany finishes
The property last changed hands in 2020 for $2.14m and is marketed via an expressions of interest campaign.
“It is in a really peaceful, private setting, that’s for sure — but also in a really convenient location where you are still only 10 minutes from the beach and from the airport,” Ms Dangerfield said.
“We’re finding Byron is changing a little in terms of who is moving there, and those Byron buyers are selling up and moving up to our neck of the woods.
“There’s still a lot of bang for your buck at Terranora,” he said.
Casa Campana was built over ten months in 2019 and offers complete privacy with plenty of greeen space for the Bells’ two children, Hendrix, 6, and Peppa, 3, to roam.
Casa Campana parents’ retreat
The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and super-sized kitchen bench
“We were living in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, and we would come down to northern NSW every weekend,” Ms Bell said.
“I grew up in the country and we wanted our children to have that peace and freedom too.”
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home occupies an elevated position, high in the hills above Cabarita Beach, and was not affected by flooding.
Among its more quirky features are two chic cubby houses — one for the kids with a rooftop slide, and another for the adults, complete with stylish bar and daybed.
The cute hideaways were a lockdown project, built from scratch by Mr Bell, and captured global attention after a video the family posted to social media went viral.
The all-white theme is carried to the glamorous pool and pavilion with wood-fired pizza oven, bar, and daybed. This area was also a popular backdrop for big-brand photoshoots.
Inside, the main bedroom is a true retreat, with its built-in king bed, lavish ensuite, and wide arched glass doors opening onto a balcony.
There are several open-plan living and entertaining spaces, and a large home office studio that was the base for Peppa Hart’s team of six.
Custom finishes and render detail in the chic adults’ cubby house
Kids’ cubby with a rooftop slide, and one for grown-ups with a margarita bar

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A JAW-DROPPING two-storey Gold Coast penthouse with rooftop pool, nine balconies and multimillion dollar views is set to go under the hammer.
The property belonged to Melbourne transport tycoon the late Douglas Kefford, who owned Victorian bus company Kefford Corporation until its sale in 2009.
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The luxury penthouse at The Inlet in Main Beach is going to auction.
Mr Kefford, who also a long-time director of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, passed away in 2020.
The executor to his estate is now selling the penthouse, at levels 33 and 34 at The Inlet at Main Beach, through Lucy Cole of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties.
Property records show the apartment last hit the market in 2016 through another agency.

Relax in style.
Ms Cole said the 720 sqm penthouse offered entertainment opportunities on a grand scale.
The penthouse has three security elevators, its own private pool and spa, almost 360-degree views of the Gold Coast’s famous beaches and hinterland, and a choice of nine balconies and terraces across its two levels.

There’s no shortage of designer features here.
Ms Cole said the sky home featured an amazing kitchen and a range of different living areas including a formal dining space for 10 or more people,
“There are three very spacious bedrooms which all have walk in wardrobes and ensuites, but the master bedroom suite is particularly impressive,’’ said Ms Cole.

The kitchen.
“The master suite is exceptionally elegant and spacious. It includes a substantial walk-in dressing room, which features glass sliding doors opening onto a private balcony.”
The Inlet residential tower includes amazing resort facilities with an indoor pool, outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor spas, gym, barbecue, and grass areas plus a full-sized tennis court and features a grand entry foyer with a guest library lounge.
It goes to auction on May 21.

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BUYING days before the pandemic hit Australian shores paid off big-time for a Gold Coast couple who have pocketed almost $1 million in two years.
Chris and Kim Gordon settled on their Burleigh Heads property in January, 2020 – days before COVID-19 arrived in Australia.

70 Acanthus Ave, Burleigh Heads has sold for $2.605 million.
Entertain in style.
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They paid $1.65 million for their house, a newly-built two-level showstopper home at 70 Acanthus Ave.
Last week they sold it for $2.605 million through Conner Malan and Dan Donovan of Ray White Burleigh Group.
The kitchen.
Mr Malan said a buyer from Sydney looked at the property after it went to auction.
“The sellers wanted $2.6 million and a lot of the early feedback was around the low $2 million mark,” he said.
“The buyer couldn’t get here for a period of time and eventually came and had a look at it and bought it.
“The sellers ended up getting their dream price. They were thrilled.”

One of the bathrooms.
From the front.
Mr Malan said since that sale the Gold Coast market had slowed.
“Everyone will sit on their hands because of the election and interest rate rises,” Mr Malan said.
“But the market will recover and stabilise again, it just won’t be the manic market we’ve had recently.”

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A Gold Coast prize home winner has won again thanks to the state’s Covid property boom, cashing in her prize for almost $1 million more than what it was valued for.
The owner, who wants to remain unnamed, sold her Broadbeach Waters mansion last week for $2.4 million through Ray White Burleigh Group.
Yourtown priced it at $1.6 million when the draw was held in 2020 – that’s an increase of $800,000 on her original prize.

What a prize: The house at 1A Winterhaven Key, Broadbeach Waters.
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“It was like I’d won the home twice,” she said.
“I was over the moon, obviously, when my ticket was drawn a couple of years ago but when I got the offer, I was ecstatic.
“It means I can retire early.”
Originally from Perth, and with the WA border closed, the owner had to wait almost a year to move into the prize home but immediately fell in love with the place, enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle for the past year.

Inside the Broadbeach Waters prize home.
She’s now, however, moving back to Perth to be closer to her children.
“To win a $1.6 million home in the first place is great but to sell it for $2.4 million is an absolute dream,” said Ray White Burleigh Group co-principal Tiger Malan.
“She bought the ticket for $15, so that’s not a bad return on some loose change – which ultimately went to charity.”
The property at 1A Winterhaven Key has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a rooftop terrace and plunge pool.
It was scheduled to go to auction but sold beforehand through agents Troy Fitzgerald and Geoff Copping.

Entertain in style.
“You could say the owner got lucky twice with the market booming so much in the time since she won it,” Mr Malan said.
“It’s a spectacular property, so we had a lot of interest.
“I know for a fact at least some of those who looked through it had bought a ticket in that same draw, so clearly they liked the home.”
According to, the median house price in Broadbeach Waters jumped from $1.29 million in 2020 to $1.55 million at the start of 2022.
“It’s been said before but people are desperate to live on the Gold Coast so it’s that demand that’s driving prices,” Mr Malan said.

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The Miami property goes under the hammer this month.
The founder of a prominent interior design business that has worked with some of the Gold Coast’s most coveted homes is lighting up the property market with the upcoming auction of her own edgy dream house.
Described as a, “beautiful black box”, the Miami home is owned by Jasmine Dowthwaite, of Three Balls Red at Bundall, and her lighting designer husband Ash, studio director for FPOV on the Gold Coast.
Three Balls Red is renowned for its cutting-edge range of tiles, lighting and homewares, and has supplied bespoke pieces for outstanding local residential projects.
It was designed by Jayson Pate
They include The Palms at Burleigh — purchased by Lleyton and Bec Hewitt for $4.305m in 2021; Ohana Beach House; 22 Tawarri; and Peppa Hart’s Casa Campana in the Tweed hinterland.
Yet despite being at the forefront of trends, the Dowthwaites departed from popular styles and instead leant into what they loved most when designing their own home.
“Choose the things that you love and it will never date. Everyone does things to a style but styles are always changing,” Ms Dowthwaite said.
The couple wanted to stay in Miami but knew it was time to upgrade their renovated beach shack as their two children Milla, 12, and Iggy, 9, grew.
So they loaded the house onto the back of a truck and it was shipped through the night to new owners in regional Queensland.
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The Dowthwaites were left with a vacant block to build their contemporary new abode, in collaboration with designer Jayson Pate.
Built in 2019, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 405sq m block at 93 Albion Ave immediately commands attention with its bold black-clad exterior.
Inside, custom lighting highlights a moody colour palette and striking array of high-end finishes, including a brass rangehood in the entertainer’s kitchen, and generous use of graphic wallpaper and terrazo tiling in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Lighting can be matched to the occasion via an app, and original Australian artwork completes the home’s gallery aesthetic.
The kitchen island bench is 4.8m long
“I definitely feel like this house isn’t for everybody. Particularly with the work that we do, we see that it used to be Hamptons and now it’s moved onto the palms, hacienda home which ours very much is not.
“Whereas everyone has really light and terracotta, we have really dark and terrazo.
“It’s a black box. I love those other styles of homes but this is our taste and we definitely put our personalities into it when we built,” she said.
One of Ms Dowthwaite’s favourite custom pieces is a mustard-coloured freestanding tub in the guest bathroom, created by Concrete Nation, while Italian tiles and concrete rendered walls bring flair to the master ensuite.
Custom freestanding tub by Concrete Nation
Graphic wallpaper in the bedrooms
The Fort Kingsley record player console handmade on the Gold Coast by Liam McCallion is another treasured possession; its smooth sounds amplified within the home’s high ceilings of up to 3.52m above open-plan living spaces.
“You play the records and they just sound amazing.
“We have the big kitchen and I love to cook and then the kids are in the pool — it is such a good entertaining home,” Ms Dowthwaite said.
The kitchen’s centrepiece is a 4.8m island bench, while there’s two bedrooms on each level, along with a kids’ retreat with art room upstairs.
Outside, there’s an alfresco terrrace with built-in barbecue, large pool and fire pit.
The property is marketed by Guy Powell, of Harcourts Coastal, and will be auctioned on May 28.
Upstairs is a separate living area and kids’ art room

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