QLD’s ‘best beach house’ sells under the hammer

This epic Tugun Beach house at 662 Pacific Parade has sold for $9.1m.
One of Queensland’s best beach homes, Pacific in Tugun, has sold at auction for $9.1m.
A large crowd gathered at Flat Rock beach to watch the four-storey Caribbean-inspired home go under the hammer, sending up a loud cheer and clap as the closing bid was accepted.The house was bought, furniture and all, by an Australian expat, living in London, who intends to use it as his holiday home.
662 Pacific Parade, Tugun, has been one of the most viewed homes in the nation.
For the owners, local estate agent Madonna Delaney and her lawyer husband Tim, the sale marks the start of an exciting new chapter in their lives, after they disclosed having bought a $5.51m home in Main Beach in March.However, they said they would miss the Tugun beach house.“This has been a beautiful home for us and project for me, but the time has come to move on,” Mrs Delaney said.
It was designed by Chris Clout and built by Machtech Constructions.
The Delaneys built Pacific on a “difficult” block that they picked up for $998,000 in 2014.
Working with award-winning designer Chris Clout and renowned Gold Coast builder Machtech Constructions, it took four years to plan, design and build, with the family finally moving in just in time for Christmas in 2018. It didn’t take long for the property to start attracting attention, and over the years it has graced the covers of glossy house magazines, was featured on Channel 9 Life’s Best Homes Australia, and ranked fourth in a list of top 50 houses in Queensland.
It was one of the pioneers of the Caribbean coastal style on the Gold Coast.
When it hit the market in 2020 it was one of the most ogled homes in the country on realestate.com.au.
The Delaneys have had their dream home on the market several times over the past two years, most recently through Michael Kollosche of Kollosche, who handled the sale with colleague Jay Helprin.
But Mrs Delaney always maintained that she would not part with her beloved home unless the price and time were right.
It has spectacular beachfront views.
“I always believe that things happen for a reason and while I had higher offers in the past two years, had I sold then we may never have found the house in Main Beach,” Mrs Delaney said. The couple said it was the right time for them to relocate to the suburb, with their three children attending university in Brisbane, developments breathing new life into the precinct and the proposed regeneration of The Spit.“We bought out first property together in Mean Beach in 1998 when it was in its heyday,” Mr Delaney said.
The cantilevered pool with day beds.
“We then moved to Bundall and then Tugun and while we love the southern beaches, going back to Main Beach will be like a homecoming for us.”Mrs Delaney, who has a passion for interior design and was behind the interiors at Pacific, said she couldn’t be more excited about the new house, which couldn’t be more different to the Tugun abode.Designed by BDA Architects, the yet to be completed home is far more brutalist in style with cantilevered concrete frames, broken up with timber screens and brickwork.
It was purchased by an ex-pat living in London.
“When I designed (Pacific) with Chris Clout and said I wanted white shutters, VJ walls and planter boxes, he thought I was mad. Now everyone is doing it and I want a totally different look. I can’t wait to start decorating.
“For us, the Main Beach home ticked all the boxes. We know we won’t have the ocean views we have in Tugun, but we have the beautiful views of the Broadwater, and Tim’s a boatie so he has the yacht club right there.”
The Delaneys new home in Main Beach.
Despite no longer residing in Tugun, Mrs Delaney was quick to stress that she would continue to sell property in the area in which she first established her real estate business.“I have built a successful business in the southern beaches and I will still sell houses there, but the business is just expanding,” she said.

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