Qld home trend: Sophisticated beachside builds’ new take on classic design

New build Doasis — a desert oasis at Palm Beach
Move over modern coastal – this striking new beachside build takes inspiration from classic design elements to create a rich and soulful aesthetic.
With nods to mid-century style and bold tones and textures, the family home of the husband-and-wife team behind a Gold Coast design consultancy stands out from the typical light and airy beach house.
Homeowners, Katie and Tristen Soineva, of SMUB, worked with designer, Solis Estudio, and builder, Effective Design and Construction, to realise Doasis, the Palm Beach home shared with their two young daughters.
Pushing design boundaries
Set over two levels on a flat 569sq m lot, the luxury home’s exterior combines natural quartz free-form stone, timber cladding and cascading greenery for instant kerb appeal.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 29 Parnki Pde is marketed by Josh Willatt, of McGrath Estate Agents – Palm Beach, and goes to auction on May 27.
“A house when you walk in needs to have a soul,” Ms Soineva said.
“I wanted to push the parameters of what is a typical design on the Gold Coast, and move it more to an urban vibe which brings out the mid-century modern atmosphere incorporating the darker, richer tones of walnut, but still have that really happy balance with the light and bright environment of living by the beach.”
Shadow play against rich profiling in the kitchen
Fireplaces encased by creamy brickwork
Features include an array of living and entertaining areas, elevated with a gas fireplace encased by white brickwork, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
The showstopping kitchen’s oversized stone island bench was shaped from a full slab of Italian travertine, complemented by custom walnut joinery and brushed copper hardware.
There’s a butler’s pantry equipped with coffee nook and sparkling water on tap, while high-end finishes extend to marble sourced from Rome’s Vatican precinct, bespoke handblown light fixtures by Soktas, oak flooring, and LED lighting under timber balustrades.
Mid-century modern design has, for several years now, been associated with a Palm Springs resort aesthetic that resonates with southeast Queensland’s laid-back lifestyle. But this latest iteration brings greater complexity and depth to the look, with clean lines, luxe textures and toasty tones.
Aerial view of the pool inspired by the Calile Hotel with a sunken wading deck that’s also ideal for lounging with a cocktail
Built-in bench seating adds another layer to the courtyard
Doasis’ floorplan wraps around a central courtyard and heated pool with sunken wading deck, inspired by Brisbane’s Calile Hotel. Natural light and flickering shadows are captured through the day, lending extra warmth to an evocative palette of nut browns, cream and bronze.
It’s a style also beautifully encapsulated by Allambi House, a Broadbeach Waters property creating waves on the market with its retro-inspired build.
Owner-builders Perri and Eddie Beith said they had been overwhelmed with interest since listing the home, which drew the most views of any Gold Coast property on realestate.com.au last week.
Custom walnut joinery at Doasis
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The design’s flamboyant finishes reference an era when architecture was celebrated as art, with features including a sunken lounge with banquet-style seating, plush shag pile carpet, stacked stone feature wall, and a curved green-and-white tiled pool.
“The Gold Coast is well-known for its beautiful luxurious properties and there is a real lean to that beachy-coastal style,” Ms Beith said.
“Realistically, there are so many different people who want to live here and not everyone wants a coastal home.
“There are so many other people doing different designs as well with so many cool properties coming out.”
Allambi House at Broadbeach Waters.
Feature stone work and glass bricks through living spaces
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 597sq m lot at 54 Allambi Ave is marketed by Ray White Burleigh Group’s Conner Malan and Daniel Donovan, and Belle Maison Realty’s Trevor Groves, and goes under the hammer on May 28.
PropTrack data shows house prices in Broadbeach Waters were up 16.5 per cent over the last 12 months, to a median of $1.98m.
In Palm Beach, prices were down 3.7 per cent to $1.44m, following steep growth through 2021/22.
The sunken lounge
Retro-inspired green-and-white tiled pool
The gentrification of the area has attracted not only young families, but also entrepreneurs and creative professionals who aren’t afraid to shake the Coast from its sleepy stereotype.
And now, the area’s architectural profile, like its demographic, has come of age, said Ms Soineva.
“The Gold Coast used to be known as a sleepy coastal town but it’s not anymore. It’s now an area where people come for luxury homes rather than just beach shacks, so this is about taking the Gold Coast from the typical modern coastal to a more sophisticated era, and that’s where I think we’re heading in the design world,” she said.

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