Landmark Home a Lifetime Opportunity

March 11 2024

Occupying the largest landholding in Chevron Island, this luxurious waterfront home offers space, privacy and stunning views.
Landmark Home a Lifetime Opportunity

You know a house is something special when entry requires stepping across a moat-like water feature made of sandblasted glass.

Occupying part of four amalgamated blocks totalling 2,024m², 75-81 Stanhill Drive, sits on the largest landholding in Chevron Island and presents a rare opportunity for an astute buyer to claim a blue-chip asset for their portfolio.

It is being marketed by Michael Kollosche and will go to auction on 5 April at 5pm.

75-81 STANHILL DRIVE | Kollosche


Brought to life by Gold Coast architect John Lea in 2004 for current owners Tony and Terry Bawden, the house is spread out like a butterfly across more than 800m² of indoor and outdoor living space.

A masterclass in timeless design, the single-storey, three-bedroom home has suited the owners’ needs to a tee.

No expense or detail was spared on the solid concrete build with advanced technology, including a fully automated frameless glass-door system that creates seamless connection to an expansive riverfront terrace.

The open and light interior is luxurious and sophisticated with glass, stainless steel, tiles and natural stone – all painstakingly hand-carved, cut or laid – complementing the cool white colour palette.

Strategically placed bulkheads trimmed with LED lighting bring architectural interest and a touch of intimacy to the living spaces, which have lofty ceilings and voids.

The master retreat is a lesson in largesse, where you will find a walk-in dressing room accompanied by a super-sized ensuite moulded top to bottom from engineered Corian stone. Picture windows turn frosted at the touch of a button to allow private enjoyment of a free-standing spa bath, without compromising on the water views.

Elsewhere in the house is a wine cellar, study and additional living spaces, while one wing has a separate entrance,  creating the potential for dual living or private guest accommodation.

75-81 STANHILL DRIVE | Kollosche


Wherever you may be in this Main River home, stunning views of the water, Budds Beach and the expansive city skyline are rarely out of sight and provide a stunning backdrop day and night.

It is one of many things the Bawdens say they will miss about their long-term home having made the decision to downsize to a beachfront apartment.

“We’ll miss looking out to the river. There’s always something going on,” Terry says.

“We are sad to be leaving. It has been a comfortable place to live. Tony and I have travelled the world, but no matter where we stayed, we were always happy to comeback to our home.”

Terry says the house is also great for entertaining, with the alfresco spaces ideal for hosting any type of event by the water’s edge.

75-81 STANHILL DRIVE | Kollosche


The central, waterfront location of this blue-chip home is difficult to surpass and acquiring an equivalent offering anywhere on the Gold Coast would prove a difficult and expensive venture.

The size and position of the parcel, holding 59.6 metres of prime waterfrontage, is brimming with potential, with plenty of scope to extend or build.

Set on Chevron Island’s premier street and surrounded by amenities, it presents buyers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For a private inspection, contact Michael Kollosche on 04111 888 15.

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