A First Class Finish
May 30 2022
Decades of experience and years of careful planning are set to establish a new benchmark in contemporary beachside living for the most discerning Main Beach buyers.
In the thriving Gold Coast luxury apartment market, the finer details are what separates the best from the rest.
And the details don’t come more meticulous than inside Drift, an exceptional residents-only development approved for a unique north-facing site in the heart of Main Beach.
The project is the product of two years’ careful planning by Gold Coast-based GDI Group, whose director Dean Gallagherlends 30 years’ experience as a licensed builder and second generation developer.
Dean engaged Plus Architecture to capture the vision for a boutique collection of upmarket residences rich in luxury features, premium finishes and generous lifestyle amenities.
Drift is set to rise 30 levels at 16-18 Hughes Avenue, Main Beach and will deliver 46 residences, ranging from three-bedroom half floors to four-bedroom whole floor residences and a two-level penthouse with five bedrooms and a rooftop terrace.
North-facing balconies will capture exceptional ocean to hinterland view lines and allow residents to maximize use of their outdoor areas year-round.
An entire level of Drift is devoted to resident health and well being, including a heated infinity-edge pool, cold therapy pool, magnesium spas, infrared sauna and steam rooms, as well as rooms for yoga, massage and outdoor spaces in which residents and their guests can gather.
“Absolutely everything has been thought of,” says Dean. “The term downsizer doesn’t really apply to Drift because each residence offers everything you would find in a large home. There are no compromises.”
First-class finishes elevate Drift to standard that’s unsurpassed in Main Beach where discerning buyers will no doubt appreciate the diligent attention to detail.
The pinnacle of opulence comes in the form of an exquisite free standing bathtub, carved from a single slab of Calacatta marble and taking pride of place inside each master ensuite on Levels 23-27, known as The Penthouse Collection, as well as inside The Penthouse.
This stunning statement piece sets a sophisticated tone that is carried across a carefully curated palette of finishes throughout each residence and all common areas.
Engineered oak flooring on internal living areas sits perfectly flush to outdoor travertine tiles for a seamless transition, while a curved island bench finished in honed Caesar stone is a focal point in the kitchen. Premium brands such as Miele, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero stand out among top of the range appliances, while Brodware tapware and Spiggy Italian door handles in beautiful bronzed tones lend sculpture and style.
Beyond any aesthetic appeal, the detail extends to more functional features such motorised blinds and curtains, while custom-made doggie doors allow easy exit to a dedicated outdoor area while owners are out.
Car parks will have provision to charge electric vehicles and there’s storage above each car space as well as lockable storage rooms for each residence on level one.
The Drift Display Suite – located at 18 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach – offers first-hand flavor of the detail inside Drift. Kollosche agents Duncan McInnes and Corey Gilmore are on hand Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm to guide you through the project and answer any questions
“From the moment you arrive at Drift, the details are designed to create a living experience unlike anything that’s come before for Main Beach,” says Duncan.
“Having seen my share of high end projects over the past 30 years, Drift is truly special.”