Unusual water feature takes centre stage in Gold Coast mega-mansion
IMAGINE walking into a waterfront mega-mansion and seeing a shower in the middle of the foyer.
Once the initial shock wears off, it quickly becomes clear the unusual attraction is actually a water feature but that won’t stop you from doing a double take.
The waterfall-like feature is surrounded by a miniature garden, which offers a splash of colour against the house’s white interior.
A dome skylight above it offers a natural spotlight to make sure it is the centre of attention at all times.
The eye-catching design is a standout feature of the Sanctuary Cove residence, which has hit the market with a $5.95 million price tag.
Self-titled agency head Alex Phillis, who is marketing the property with Zack Tanti, said the owner incorporated the feature into the house’s design when building it.
“It was included in the design to have that wow factor when you come in,” he said.
“He wanted a standout feature as you come in but not something that blocked the views.”
Mr Phillis said house hunters would either love or hate the feature, which included artificial plants to ensure it looked the part year round.
“You can have LED lights that run and you can change the colour of them,” he said.
The house was a labour of love for the Japan-based owner, who owned the property next door a few years ago, but Mr Phillis said the time was right for him to say goodbye to the holiday home.
“He’s building a beach house in Japan now,” he said.
The four-bedroom house is on a sprawling 1200sq m block with 22m of water frontage that can accommodate a 68ft boat.
An infinity edge pool with spa, waterfront entertainment terrace, tiered home theatre and billiards room are among its luxury inclusions.