Spectacular Gold Coast house pushes design boundaries

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD is one way to describe Dahlia Estate, a new Gold Coast house built during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ross and Ashley Hankin are behind the property which hits a new level of design in the picturesque Tallebudgera Valley.
The pair, who have two children, decided on a tree change during Covid, and swapped their beach pad for life at Dahlia Estate.
Dahlia from above.
The pool area is like a scene from a movie.
Concrete and wood are a common feature throughout.
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They paid $1.725 million for the 2.19ha block which settled in February, 2021.
Unbeknown to them, rising star designer Jayson Pate had drawn up plans for the block a decade earlier.
“Our partnership with Jayson was a match made in heaven,” Mrs Hankin said.
“At our very first meeting we realised our ideas for the design were very similar.
“We initially had a more V-shaped house in mind, but as soon as we saw the beautiful curved design Jayson had come up with, we were in love.”
Dahlia Estate at Tallebudgera.
The games room.
Dahlia Estate.
Mr Hankin, a builder who has his own boutique residential and commercial construction business, started the build last year.
“Ross was on site six days per week and ran a very tight schedule, so we were able to complete the build in under a year,” she said.
The end result is a jaw-dropping mix of exposed concrete, wood and stone paired perfectly with louvres, glass and skylights to create a warm and inviting space.
The living and dining area.
Dahlia Estate.
The lower-level bathroom.
The curve of the house sets the scene while the standout feature is without a doubt the valley views.
The location is hidden from the street but as soon as you get to the house, it’s hard not to gravitate to the spectacular vista.
“What was most important to all of us was to utilise the view in the best way possible but also fit harmoniously into the natural landscape of the land,” she said.
“The finished product is very unique – I don’t believe I’ve seen anything like it.
“I feel every single aspect of the home is a standout but if I were to choose it would be the front entry.
“When people come up the driveway the reaction is usually ‘wow’.”
Dahlia Estate at Tallebudgera.
The guest bedroom.
The view from Dahlia Estate.
The four-bedroom house rises two levels yet because it is built into a hill, both levels access the ground.
The lower level include the car port, games room and bar, and guest wing while two staircases access the upper level.
Olive trees are central to the staircases while oval skylights sit above both sets to create plenty of natural light.
The upper level has the kitchen, dining and living areas as well as the bedrooms.
Olive trees create a warm vibe.
Dahlia from the front.
Dahlia Estate at Tallebudgera.
“My favourite feature would be the kitchen and living area as it has such a homely feel and the best view in the house,” Mrs Hankin said.
“You can see out to Springbrook Mountain on one side then on the other side it looks out to our resort-style alfresco area and pool.
“We feel like we are on holidays all year round.”
Welcome to Dahlia.
Mrs Hankin said the name Dahlia Estate came from an aerial view of the property – it looked like a dahlia flower.
The family moved into their dream abode last year and now also rents out the space for photo shoots.
“It’s great to be able to share our home with so many amazing brands and creative people,” Mrs Hankin said.
“Each brand will see the property so differently and shoot in their own unique way.”
The ground level.

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