Sorrento sanctuary a vision on Main River
March 13 2021
Kollosche presents 28 Kookaburra Court, Sorrento
From the moment you step inside the grounds of this unassuming Sorrento residence, you get the sense that something special is about to unfold.
An impressive structure set among mature greenery and a backdrop of wide water delivers an intrinsic harmony of function and form.
Like most standout homes, the sense of vision and effortless sophistication is no accident.
The owners knocked down an existing house on the 845m2 main river plot and engaged celebrated architect Bayden Goddard to conceive the design.
The brief called for an open family home that afforded private entertaining and a handpicked selection of natural, textured finishes.
The result is a multi-outlook design where the kitchen, living and entertaining zones wrap around a central courtyard and pool while taking full advantage of a main river vista.
This prestige property at 28 Kookaburra Court, Sorrento is being presented to the market in a campaign led by Michael Kollosche and Simon Worthington.
Sitting just off a bend in the Nerang River with a 22m frontage, the south-east facing view captures wide water in two directions and lays opposite Broadbeach Waters’ prestigious Monaco Street strip.
Ground floor living looks out to water as does the upstairs master wing while a considered design allows secondary bedrooms line of sight over the pool, courtyard and the river beyond.
While the views are impressive, the refined choice of internal finishes threatens to steal the show.
Flocked Chiang Mai Dragon wallpaper by Ralph Lauren adds character to the powder room, tumbled Calacatta marble and fish scale tiles draw the eye in the bathrooms, while thick loop wool carpet and linen curtains achieve soft contrast to stone and polished concrete.
Recycled Blackbutt timber flooring and custom timber cabinetry lend warmth throughout while chunky timber piers salvaged from a Brisbane wharf support both structure and aesthetics.
The unsung hero of the home, however, is a generous slab of leather-finish Brazilian granite on the island bench right at the heart of the home. The rich tapestry of colours running through the stone served as inspiration for the overall palette.
Despite the beauty of the finishes, this is very much a home that’s made to be lived in.
It’s the kind of home that’s designed for kids and their friends to spread out, for extended family to gather on special occasions and one guests won’t want to leave over the summer.
Set back from the river for privacy, covered outdoor entertaining forms a natural extension of the main living and dining while sliding doors render the space usable all year round.
Mature frangipani trees flown in from Cairns line the resort-style pool, providing shade by day and ambience by night when strings of tiny fairy lights wrapped around the trunk and branches transform the courtyard.
There is little need to leave this sanctuary on weekends, but if you do decide to venture out let it be by water.
A large pontoon encourages Sunday morning sessions on the jet ski, stopping at Capri on Via Roma for a lazy breakfast or boaties can cruise the Nerang River right to the Gold Coast Seaway.
The central location of Sorrento puts residents within easy access of local shops, leading private schools and a fairly easy route out for those needing to get to Brisbane for work.