Three Balls Red founder lists avant-garde Miami home

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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