Attention to Detail

September 13 2022

It’s not often you find a house that has it all, but The Beverley in Broadbeach Waters boasts position, style, form and function – and an epic central courtyard bar.
Attention to Detail

Grand plans to build a home that is a cut above are realised with this double-storey waterfront property occupying a prime position in Broadbeach Waters.

The industrial-style facade and pristinely set-out tropical gardens of 6 Beverley Crescent are a simple prelude to the elevated level of luxury and attention to detail that can be found behind its oversized, fluted-glass-fronted door.

The newly built residence has come to market through Michael Kollosche and Jay Helprin and will be auctioned on 16 September.

Sitting on a near-point position canal-front block, which has been elevated and faces north to water in the prestigious ‘Golden Triangle’, the home’s location and aspect offer privacy and views of the city skyline along the canal.

“The way the sun glistens on the water, it’s such a spectacular view,” says owner Guech Venville. “You could sit and watch it for hours.”

Securing such a well-positioned block in this popular coastal suburb is not easy, with prime lots fiercely contested.

“There are blocks that have position and those that have aspect but finding one that has both is the ultimate prize, but competition for them is fierce,” says Guech.

The Beverley was constructed by Live Build and designed by Michael Smekel of SMEK Design, with Guech, who has a background in fashion, lending a close creative eye.

Her expert use of layering and texture introduced through the furnishings bring depth and warmth to the home’s spacious bedrooms and living areas.

Sleek fittings and fixtures such as the brass door handles and tapware, be spoke lighting, and hand-made chandeliers in the dressing room in the master bedroom, bring a luxury hotel-style feel to the home.


Guech says her passion for interiors means she is always on the hunt for statement pieces, and there are plenty of them in this property, such as the multi-tiered chandelier from Coco Republic that crowns the soaring 6m entryway.

“It was the first thing I bought for the house,” says Guech. “All the others I had seen looked too mid-century. This was the only modern one I could find.”

Curved concrete walls and plenty of plants soften the main living spaces, while oak timber chevron flooring adds visual interest to the vast floor spaces. All four ensuite bedrooms feature fully tiled showers, again with curved walls.


The showstopper feature of this home, however, has to be the central courtyard flanked by double-height glass and louvred windows that allow light to pour into the property. Easily accommodating up to 150 people, it is an ideal entertaining space, with a concrete bar, which was poured onsite in “a marvel of engineering”, taking centre stage.

“The width of the block allowed the courtyard to be included in the design,” says Guech.

“It could have been another living space or bedroom, but the courtyard opens the house up and allows a clear line of sight through to the waterfront.”

The outdoor areas of The Beverley are just as inviting as the indoor spaces, where a magnesium pool with a built-in daybed overlooking the water is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Water enthusiasts can moor their boat on the pontoon and there is also a secure boatshed with storage beneath the house.

“Having to spend more time at home since Covid, I really wanted a space that had the feel of a luxury holiday resort; a space where my family would be happy to be if we were plunged back into lockdown,” says Guech.

The Beverley, 6 Beverley Crescent, Broadbeach Waters, goes to auction on 16 September at 12pm. Contact Michael Kollosche on 04111 888 15 or Jay Helprin on 0407 894 775.

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