Knock-down rebuild, Mermaid Waters

The White House: 1222 SQM Waterfront Residence 

Sold at Suburb Record: 7.3 Mil

Designer: QUBD

Duration: 10 months

This coastal resort style family residence offers an exceptional city skyline vista from its elevated waterfront location. Designed with a focus on social gatherings, well-being, and leisure, this nearly new home boasts a range of stunning features.

Nestled on a 1,222 square meter parcel of land, this property enjoys a sought-after northeast-facing position, featuring an impressive 63.2 meters of wide water frontage—a rare find within a short stroll of pristine golden sands and rolling surf.

No detail or expense has been spared in the construction of this two-story coastal gem. From the meticulously engineered oak flooring to the soaring vaulted ceilings, every corner of the bright and spacious interior is meticulously designed to strike the perfect balance between opulence, comfort, and practicality.

The upper level of the home is dedicated to tranquility and functionality. It includes a well-appointed office, a retreat area, and four luxurious bedrooms, including an extravagant waterfront master suite. The lower level offers a guest wing with its own bedroom, kitchen, lounge, and separate external access, providing the option for dual living.

Cavity sliders and a convenient servery window seamlessly connect the open living, bar, dining, and chef’s kitchen, allowing for abundant natural light, gentle breezes, and unobstructed indoor-outdoor entertaining. The adjoining alfresco areas, equipped with an outdoor kitchen, a daybed, and a Vergola roof, become the primary setting for hosting guests while enjoying the breathtaking views of the wide water and cityscape.

This property also offers a range of at-home leisure activities, including a tiered six-seat cinema, a games room, an infinity-edge mineral pool, and a cozy firepit. For those who prioritize health and wellness, there are hot and cold magnesium plunge pools, a steam room, and a well-equipped gym. The presence of a 12-meter pontoon provides easy storage and access for larger vessels, perfect for those who enjoy open water cruising.

Some of the key highlights of this extraordinary property include

  • A double-story family home designed for entertaining, recreation, and well-being.
  • A sought-after northeast-facing position with wide water frontage and stunning city skyline views.
  • A generous 1,222 square meter waterfront block with resort-style amenities.
  • A 12-meter pontoon with power, water, and a fish cleaning station.
  • An infinity-edge heated mineral swimming pool, fully tiled with Italian glass mosaic, and decked surrounds.
  • Hot and cold magnesium plunge pools, a Sawo steam room with a stretch rack.
  • Two outdoor showers and a dog wash bay with hot and cold water taps.
  • Outdoor entertaining and lounge areas featuring Vergola roofs.
  • The outdoor entertaining area includes bench seating at the kitchen servery window, an outdoor kitchen with myGRILL, a Smeg BBQ, a single gas burner, four Husky bar fridges, and a large sink.
  • The outdoor lounge features a hanging daybed and a firepit with built-in bench seating.
  • The white weatherboard facade is complemented by gardens, a secure gatehouse, and a porch with a vaulted ceiling.
  • The modern coastal style is characterised by vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, plantation shutters, brass fixtures, Phoenix tapware, engineered oak flooring, and New Zealand wool carpets throughout.
  • The open living, dining, and kitchen area includes a hidden built-in bar and wine storage, with cavity sliding doors opening to outdoor entertaining.
  • The kitchen is equipped with Smeg appliances, a Zip HydroTap, and a 3-meter waterfall stone island with seating and storage, along with a servery window.
  • The butler’s pantry features an oven, cooktop, integrated microwave, and fridge, with a servery window to outdoor entertaining.
  • The master suite boasts a water outlook, a dressing room-style walk-in robe, a bay window, and an ensuite with a double vanity, a large shower, and a private toilet.
  • Three additional upper-level bedrooms include built-in robes, with two offering water and city views.
  • The ground-floor guest wing comprises a bedroom, lounge, kitchen, and external access, providing potential for dual living.
  • An upper-level retreat with a bay window and built-in storage.
  • The poolside games room and a tiered six-seat cinema with an Epson projector, screen, four Krix speakers, and electric, leather reclining cinema chairs.
  • Two main bathrooms feature free-standing baths, one with a separate toilet and sink, along with two additional powder rooms.
  • All bathrooms showcase floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble tiles, fish scale feature tiles, and rain and hand-held shower heads.
  • A spacious laundry includes a chute, a built-in hanging rack, access to external drying, and extra storage.
  • The double garage is fitted with split-cycle air conditioning and built-in storage, currently set up as a gym.
  • Additional parking options include a gated double carport and an extra double parking bay.
    The property is equipped with Savant home automation for security, lighting, music, and blinds, as well as HiLook external security cameras and a Ness auxiliary control system for keyless entry.
  • Ducted heating and air conditioning are managed through the MyPlace system.
  • The property features a 15.2kW solar power system.
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