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17 APRIL / 2019


BAY WATCH A rela xing outlook


Mount George Adelaide Hills 213 Gully Road $3.45 million J E N M E LO CCO




Expressions of interest: Close May 1 Agent: Harris Real Estate, Taylor Bishop 0409 256 092 We have our fair share of swoon-worthy properties every week in

Boasting a makeover that earned a HIA award for

Prestige, however there are particular ones that capture my heart.

best contemporary extension, Trieste is a swoon-

In no way would it be practical at this stage of my life to transfer to a

worthy bluestone villa on 4.5 hectares of rolling

small vineyard in the Adelaide Hills – but that doesn’t stop me dreaming

hills, Chardonnay vines and established fruit and

about doing so in the gorgeous Trieste, a bluestone villa and property that

flower gardens. Entertain in the pool house by

we feature here in Hot Property. Just as inspiring is the home at the centre

the pool, have a hit of tennis then unwind by

of our Yellowtrace feature story – an architectural wonder in London’s

the slow-combustion or open fireplace.

Notting Hill that has taken 11 years to complete. Turn to the stories – and amazing images – to see why. For those looking closer to home for something extraordinary, we travel to the Gold Coast’s Sovereign Islands

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in this week’s Living In. The gated community offers direct access to the

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natural Broadwater estuary, making it ideal for boatlovers.

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Editor: Jen Melocco Jen.Melocco@domain. Editorial producer: Isabelle Chesher Managing editor: Alice Stolz Senior designer: Colleen Chin Quan Graphic designer: Emma Staughton Chief executive officer: Jason Pellegrino Residential sales: Queensland Brad McLeod, 0429 571 826 New South Wales Belinda Sinclair 0414 580 903 Victoria & Tasmania Mitch Armstrong 0438 820 767 Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory Jeroen van de Peppel 0427 292 797


DESIGN DIGEST Bubbles of style

YELLOWTRACE A new down under

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O U R COVE R  14 Lentell Avenue, Sorrento


LIVING IN The Gold Coast’s Sovereign Islands

Listed by Kay & Burton





One for the birds


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Mosman Sydney 20 Kiora Avenue $9.25 million




For sale: By expressions of interest Agent: The Agency North, David Grant 0431 841 416 With tree-studded views across Rosherville Reserve to Middle Harbour to the east and terraced gardens and a stunning heated infinity pool to the west, this five-level dream home will make every day feel like a holiday. The kitchen features a marble island and Miele appliances.

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Palm Beach

Mornington Peninsula 14 Lentell Avenue

Sydney 43 Florida Road

$6 million-$6.6 million

$6.8 million







Expressions of interest: Close April 22

Auction: May 8

Agent: Kay & Burton Portsea, Liz Jensen 0418 446 228

Agent: LJ Hooker Palm Beach,

A morning on the golf course and an afternoon fishing in the bay –

Peter Robinson 0401 219 077

it’s all there for the taking at this as-new residence on 1316 square metres,

Architect-designed to make the most of the

complete with pool. The open-plan living spaces include an island kitchen

ocean and headland views, every room in this

with butler’s pantry and open onto a huge north-east facing deck.

three-storey home enjoys a northerly aspect.

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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT GOLD COAST - NOW COMPLETE Apartment & Full Floor Grand Penthouse Displays Open Few Residences Remain - From $1.995m

Stunning, absolute beachfront apartments in the heart of Palm Beach, Gold Coast:

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Incredible views to Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta 3 or 4 bedrooms plus media room & 2 or 3 bathrooms 2 or 3 secure car parks Open plan kitchen / living / dining + ample storage App activated remote controlled system for security access, lighting, blind control & climate control

• Common areas solar power offset incl pool, foyer, basements & lift • Exquisite, full floor 466m² grand penthouse, powered by Tesla Powerwall 2 battery incl 4 x secure, basement car parks on title

• Private, exclusive, spacious living, perfect for downsizers

Open Home 10am to 12pm 7 days or by appt Entry via 1331 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach Deborah Provost | 0408 652 963 Leanne Gibbs | 0412 504 550


Champagne taste Raise a glass to the finer things in life at the newest champagne parlour, or propose a toast at home. C o m p i l e d b y PAU LIN E M O RRIS SE Y BENJAMIN BAR CABINET The Benjamin collection by GlobeWest brings rounded accents and a fine frame to create an adaptable range. The bar cabinet features mirrored internal shelves and soft-close internal drawer, as well as interchangeable handles.

REIGN AT THE QVB Designed by Guru Hospitality Projects, the newly opened premium champagne parlour and bar, Reign, recognises the history of its architecturally regal QVB site through its use of lush marble, brass, and soft musk tones.


SOLEIL MIRROR Designed by Giorgio Bonaguro for Tacchini, the Soleil Mirror is suspended on a dark brown leather cord, which is woven through

stackable, the Remy

the matt gold chrome frame.

Dining Chair by Coco Republic creates an elegant form imbued with lightness. A steel frame provides reliable structure, while the velvet upholstery exhibits a sophisticated appeal.







Bespoke design harvests the northern light


ver the past 11 years, Gianni Botsford Architects have been crafting the most spectacular hidden home in Notting Hill, London, set over 247 square metres of land and two subterranean levels complete with a marble-clad swimming pool. And while 11 years is a seriously long time for any single residential project, I’m sure we can all agree that this home – nay, this shrine to exemplary residential architecture – was well worth the wait. “A house that is a roof and a hole in the ground … a house where you live above and below ground, where there is hot and cold, light and dark … a house that is carved from the ground and the available light,” so begins the statement by the architects. “To build with light and darkness is to work with what a context gives you – a unique set of constraints and opportunities that lead to an architecture of local adaptation to the climate and culture that it sits within,” explains the design team. Replacing a dilapidated bungalow built in the 1960s in the back garden of an 1840s Notting Hill villa, this house occupies the ground level and two basement floors surrounded by gardens. The raised copper roof topped by a skylight and a series of strategically located light wells control and distribute light throughout the various levels of the building. To combat the difficult circumstances presented by a tight, north-facing urban site, Gianni Botsford Architects employed digital tools to find three-dimensional possibilities that light gives to generate form and organisation. Overshadowed by houses on three sides and a giant plane tree, this luxury dwelling distributes atmospheres and intensities of light that inform daily rituals and activities. Reacting to the light like a tree, the groundlevel pavilion-like structure floats above the ground, creating distant views through gaps in



the city and to the sky. The double curvature of the timber roof concludes in an oculus reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome, while the polished copper-clad kitchen adds glamour. Shaped and informed by the light and shadow that surround it, the roof’s tent-like form creates a new place for life to occur. Despite the fact the architects employed digital tools to seek out 3D shapes for the roof, the final structure was entirely handcrafted. I know what you’re thinking – how much did that cost? A lot. But how incredible is it? Initially, Botsford thought the roof’s complex structure would be made digitally, using CNC cutting techniques, but in the end, it was handfabricated by a workshop in northern Italy, and later transported to London. I know what you’re thinking now. How much did THAT cost? Like I said – a lot. But we're not here to count our pennies. We’re here to bask in the beauty of what’s undoubtedly one of the most incredible homes I’ve seen in a while.

“To build with light and darkness is to work with what a context gives you.”



‘Petrenha,’ a rare and magnificent rural retreat

For Sale

Expressions of Interest

Inspection Nestled amid bushland at the foot of the Watagan Mountains, ‘Petrenha’ is a 225 acre (91 hectare) resort-style landholding offering complete privacy. The estate contains a main residence, manager’s cottage, guesthouse and superb alfresco facilities including a pool, spa and dining pavilion. It offers wide and varied income generating opportunities with scope to run cattle, agist racehorses, the potential for organic farming, endless movie and television opportunities replete with existing facility for an on-site manager.

By appointment



Darren Curtis 0406 761 840 Ken Jacobs 0407 190 152


27.869° S, 153.400° E


With deep, blue water at the doorstep, this millionaires’ playground is purpose-built for waterborne fun. B y K ATE FARRE LLY


Sovereign Islands

The streets are lined with palm trees and

owner-occupied and many sprawl across two

ornate street lights and the roads are paved

or three blocks. Last year a record price was set

in brick. Residents sleep easy thanks to 24/7

with the sale of Grande Vista for $11.05 million.

Gold Coast 55 Knightsbridge Parade West

security, which extends to friendly security

Set on 2103 square metres with a 55-metre

$9.88 million

guards who will let you know if you've left your

water frontage, this Sir Lancelot Close property

garage door ajar.

adjoins King Arthurs Park and claims one of the

But Sovereign Islands' biggest drawcard would have to be its direct ocean access for all manner of watercraft.

Boatie paradise

The retired founder of Professionals Vertullo Real Estate says when blocks on the islands were launched on the market they were priced around

outlook worthy of the multimillion-dollar price

$250,000. Today there's little on offer under


$2 million.

east, magnificent views over South Stradbroke


Paul Vertullo has lived on the islands for 20 years.

every property has deep water frontage and an

To the south, residents have uninterrupted


Elite estate

In this gated community in Paradise Point, nearly

views of the Surfers Paradise skyline and to the


best positions on Sovereign Islands.

Vertullo says he moved onto the islands for the lifestyle. “Paradise Point is one of the most exclusive

Island, which also provides a buffer from weather

suburbs on the Gold Coast,” he says. “We were

For sale


looking for a nice, secure place to live and

Agent: Ray White Sovereign Islands,

Sovereign Islands offered a safe, gated

Edin Kara 0421 177 805

offering some of the best fishing and sight-seeing

community. It's also very close to the Paradise

This palatial residence covers an impressive

in the country.

Point shopping village, which is just over the

2428 square metres across four opulent levels


connected by an eight-person lift. With 52

Then there's the trump card: estuary waterways

“We have 20,000 homes on canals [in the Gold Coast], but only one estate is on Broadwater,”

Home to politicians, bankers, celebrities and

metres of water frontage, bring your super yacht.

says Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin

international business tycoons, Sovereign

Sovereign Islands is one

Kara. “Sovereign Islands offers the ultimate in

Islands is affectionately known as a “millionaire's

of the most expensive

privacy with a park at the front and offers a

playground” and, with vacant lots yet to be

areas on the Gold Coast

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sense of not having neighbours at all.”

developed, there's still room for newcomers

with some homes in

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keen to build their very own mega-mansion.

excess of $10 million.

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Kara says homes on the island are mostly



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Abbotsford 55 Abbotsford Parade Luxury waterfront estate offers a private resort oasis

A scenic 1620m2 of ultra-private grounds provides a sixstar resort lifestyle in this prestigious waterfront estate. Undeniably one of Abbotsford’s most spectacular properties, this is the epitome of family excellence boasting ������������������������������������������������������������� on-site boating facilities.

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“Living in such built-up cities, we can also see birds can be a symbol of freedom.” LEILA JEFFREYS





A fine-feathered fascination Leila Jeffreys gets up close and personal with birds; the resulting photographic portraits are works of art. B y E LICIA M U RR AY

not hard for compassionate humans to extend the idea that all animals feel pain, like to play and simply live. Living in such built-up cities, we can also see birds can be a symbol of freedom. Q: Where can we see your art? A: I have a book called Birdland that includes 10 years of my portraiture work. I also have a major

Q: Tell us about your incredible bird portraits.

Q: What goes on behind the scenes?

exhibition at Olsen Gallery, Paddington in Sydney

A: I was obsessed with animals, including birds,

A: It starts with me speaking to a vast range of

in October.

from childhood. As an artist, I want to showcase

people who rescue or look after wildlife. Once

the magic, beauty and individual characters of

I’ve established that I have a connection with

Q: The ibis: feral pest or just misunderstood?

Australian birdlife. I photograph human-style

a bird or the bird has a connection with their

A: Misunderstood! Of course they can be

portraits of birds and I print the works at human

wildlife rehabilitator, I can then assess if they

annoying but humans have taken away so much

size. I hold exhibitions every couple of years

would be good to work with. My favourite way

of the natural environment. There are very few

through my different galleries but I haven't

to photograph them is to set up a portrait studio

places for wildlife to live. To me, they are a

exhibited in Australia for five years.

in a place they’re familiar with. I talk to them

reminder of a problem that we have created

while I work to get them to interact with me.

and then we blame the victim.

Q: How did you hone your photography skills?

Artist Leila Jeffreys

A: I studied photography at university and TAFE

Q: You've exhibited in London, Hong Kong and

Q: Can you name your favourite bird – or is

aims to capture the

but the skills really only got sharpened by doing.

New York – what do you think is behind your

that a bit like asking you to choose your

I’ve always noticed that many birds had

work’s widespread appeal?

favourite child?

of Australian birdlife

expressions. It was a process of figuring out

A: I hope that they connect to our hearts.

A: Yes, it’s absolutely like asking me to choose

with her ‘human scale’

how to photograph them in a way that drew

Humans can be incredibly kind and playful – look

a favourite child! They all have something about

out all their character.

at how we love dogs and cats and horses. It is

them that makes them extraordinary.

beauty and expression

photographic portraits.



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11 Waterview Crescent Sorrento One of Sorrento’s last vacant parcel’s of land offers a golden opportunity to design your new waterfront residence. Your new home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac amongst prestige homes and will showcase Main River and skyline views. Sorrento has a village feel with local shops and restaurants. Elite schools, the Gold Coast Turf Club and an array of amenities all underpin the desirability of this location.

INSPECTION TIMES: Saturday 13 April 1.30pm – 2.00pm

- Land size 837sqm - Cleared site, with services - 21.5m (approx.) frontage to the Nerang river - Pontoon permissible - Drawings are available for a 5 bedroom residence on the site - Central location for local amenities and lifestyle highlights

CONTACT: Roland Evans 0433 335 507 Laura Langford 0449 993 114

AUCTION: Onsite, Sunday 19 May at 10.00am

Book an appointment to walk on site and take in the all that the land has to offer. The Sellers will consider offers prior to auction.

New Zealand 275B Pahoia Road, Tauranga

Majestic secluded seaside sanctuary


For the first time in nearly 100 years, there is the opportunity to acquire this unique and rare waterfront gem. 2.1831 ha are enhanced by the 130 metres shoreline with riparian rights. The exceptional investment opportunity must come second to the pure pleasure of living in a perfect position on the sought after Pahoia Peninsula in the Bay of Plenty. Worthy of every superlative, this sunny waterfront hideaway is surrounded by premium properties. Savour the simple life in a well maintained quintessential Kiwi cottage a few steps from the water’s edge. With resource consent already in place, the lay of the land provides scope for a two lot subdivision. Wider views from the elevated section of property and identified building platforms invite an architectural statement worthy of this spectacular site. Days can pass in a haze of swimming, kayaking or fishing.

Tender (unless sold prior) Closing 4pm, Thurs 2 May 2019 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand



View By appointment Video Link Phil Mangos (+64) 27 496 5995 SUCCESS REALTY LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

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Gold Coast | Carrara 2-6 Riverbend Avenue 3 Acre, Iconic Main River Estate: Unique Opportunity and Unrivalled Potential | Sale $9,950,000 9









Listed for the first time in 32 years, this one owner, iconic Gold Coast estate sits on a sprawling 12,148m2 (approximately 3 acre) Main River block with 69* metre water frontage and city skyline views. Designed by acclaimed architect, Roger Parkin, and christened “Manor House� no expense was spared when building this traditional English abode featuring third floor bell tower; vast country style kitchen; numerous living and dining rooms; 18ft ceiling in the formal foyer; large bedrooms; 18 metre riverfront pool; fully self-contained modern guest wing; additional 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house; boat ramp and boat shed; heli-pad and hangar.

View by Appointment Michael Kollosche 04111 888 15 | Eddie Wardale 0408 881 678


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