Mediterranean inspo on the Gold Coast

145 Rio Vista Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters is going under the hammer.
With its stately arches, rooftop terrace and sun-soaked water views, a newly completed Broadbeach Waters home intertwines the quintessential Gold Coast lifestyle with a modern Mediterranean vibe.
Completely rebuilt from the ground up, “Casa Olea” is located on the end of a canal at 145 Rio Vista Boulevard, offering sweeping views along the waterway to the hinterland beyond.
Casa Olea was completely rebuilt from the ground up.
Looking out towards the canal.
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The property was purchased in 2020 by Willy Landrigan and his wife Natalia Contreras who set about transforming the home.
“We were actually on our way back from an auction where we’d been unsuccessful when we saw it,” Mr Landrigan said.
“It was an old house with a nice view, and when we got home, we started thinking it might be a good project.”
The house makes a statement from the outside.
Arches are a common theme.
For Mr Landrigan it was the property’s feature arches which sealed the deal, with the couple using it as inspiration for their 18-month Mediterranean makeover.
“We’d previously lived in Dubai for a few years and loved the Moroccan Mediterranean style,” he said.
“Our aim was to create a property where it feels like you’re on holiday and live in a resort.”
The kitchen.
Featuring a crisp white colour palette and extensive use of natural finishes, the home has an elegant yet minimalist feel, which is complemented by arched and circular windows, along with two curved upstairs balconies.
Inside, the natural finishes continue, with hand-stacked stone, honed concrete, timber, limestone, and Taj Mahal quartzite all incorporated into the five-bedroom house’s design.
Meanwhile, the centrepiece is a bespoke circular staircase which was craned into the home in sections via a skylight.
The house was meticulously designed.
The outlook towards the canal.
Connecting the property’s three levels, the staircase leads to the expansive rooftop terrace with entertaining area.
“The rooftop terrace was a must-have and offers 360-degree views over the water to the hinterland, and to Surfers Paradise,” Mr Landrigan said.
“You get the best sunset views from that spot.”
The dining room.
Enjoy the firepit.
The lower floor houses the guest suite and expansive open plan living areas, which connect effortlessly with the outdoors.
“You can open the stacker doors and walk right through the house,” Mr Landrigan said.
“In the afternoon you can sit out the back, enjoy a wine and take in that view while the kids play in the pool.”
Make a splash in the pool.
The property is going under the hammer.
The first floor includes another living area, along with three bedrooms and a master suite that each have access to a balcony.
Outside, the property is meticulously landscaped with a further nod to the Mediterranean courtesy of olive trees, palms, and edible gardens, while a firepit with dedicated seating overlooks the water.
The lounge.
The outlook over the water.
Set on a 798sq m block, the property has 11.2m of water frontage and is located within walking distance of Broadbeach, the shops and the beachfront.
“It’s a great community and it’s close to Surfers Paradise,” Mr Landrigan said.
The property goes to auction on November 18 through Guy Powell and Jodie Ross of Harcourts Coastal.
-Cassandra Charlesworth

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