Life is Grand
May 18 2022
The family who has called the Ultra Broadbeach Penthouse home shares a glimpse of life inside one of the city’s most iconic sky homes.
Perched high enough to lock eyes with gulls cruising the coastline, the Ultra Broadbeach Penthouse has long been among the Gold Coast’s most revered residences.
Occupying levels 30 and 31 of the esteemed DBI-designed building on George Avenue, the Ultra Penthouse combines what was originally two penthouses to achieve an astounding 1,093m2 footprint that includes a private rooftop terrace.
The elevation and location afford breathtaking 360-degree views – from the infinite blue of the Pacific Ocean, across the cityscape to Main River, and west where the setting sun ignites the hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Soaring ceilings, extensive glazing and lavish finishes deliver a sophisticated sense of style across grand living zones, five spacious bedrooms, six bathrooms and every comfort you might expect to find in a large, high end home.
But for all of its impressive selling points, the Ultra Penthouse has been a much treasured home for the late owner and his Melbourne-based family, who have enlisted Michael Kollosche to present the prestige property to market.
“It was our father’s full-time home and we would all visit from Melbourne every couple of months,” says James Grege.
“Home is where your parents are and we have many special memories with our family there.”
According to James, the penthouse and the location were of equal attraction to the family who have embraced all of the benefits the local lifestyle has to offer.
“Dad relocated to the Gold Coast for the weather and the lifestyle, but he was most attracted to Broadbeach because of the external amenities,” says James.
“Being in the centre of Broadbeach, you’ve got the beach, shopping and restaurants all right there around you. Being from Melbourne, the food is a highlight for us.”
Local favourites include Bam Bam Bakehouse for breakfast, Koi on Surf Parade for lunch and Italian or Japanese for dinner at one of The Star’s top-notch restaurants.
With a full gourmet kitchen complemented by a well-equipped butler’s kitchen, eating in is also appealing inside the penthouse which is perfectly designed for entertaining.
Martinis are best served overlooking the ocean from the curved cocktail lounge while the rooftop terrace lends itself to larger gatherings, with a built-in barbecue, ice maker, Vintec wine fridge and dishwasher.
“The beachfront balcony is ideal for five or so people, but you can entertain 20-30 people up there on the terrace,” says James. “Looking over the city lights at night is something special.”
Private relaxation and recreation are encouraged – unwind in the steam room, work up a sweat in the gym and cool off in the rooftop pool before retreating to the massage room, conveniently located off the master bedroom. Shared Residents amenities include a heated lap pool, floodlit tennis court, Zen meditation gardens, theatrette and lounge.
For those seeking the luxury of space, the grand sense of scale across the two-level design makes the penthouse feel every bit the supersize sky home.
“There is no compromise on space in this penthouse and everything – from the living areas, to the bedrooms and bathrooms – is grand in size,” says James.
“It’s like living in a house on top of a building, rather than an apartment inside a building.
“Anyone looking for the best of both worlds, especially coming from Sydney or Melbourne, this is an ideal seaside escape or a primary residence.
“You’ve got eight car parks, secure access via a lift, rubbish removal taken care of, great internet coverage, this penthouse has all of the creature comforts of a fully-functional home.
“To arrive here and enjoy such a beautiful space always leaves me thinking, ‘Wow, does it get any better than this?’
Ultra Penthouse, 3001 & 3002/14 George Avenue, Broadbeach is scheduled for auction on 22 May at 11am.