Futuristic Gold Coast home to go under the hammer

first_img49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Owners Trish and Paul Robinson had an architect design and build the home, where they have lived for the past 11 years.Mrs Robinson said they had become very accustomed to the technology.“Those sorts of things we just take for granted now,” Mrs Robinson said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The keyless entry for example, you just don’t think about it — you get out of the car and punch the code in, there’s no fumbling for keys.”The couple have lived on the street for almost 35 years — 23 of which were in the house next door. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.FLYING cars excepted, the next owners of this spectacular riverfront home will live like The Jetsons.Featuring “self-cleaning” glass, an integrated sound system, keyless entry, electric blinds and windows and sensor taps, the futuristic technology at the Broadbeach Waters mansion is similar to that in the popular 60s television show. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.“The location is just excellent, it ticked a lot of boxes for us,” Mrs Robinson said.It took 19 months to build the two-storey home, which stands on a 716 sqm block.The design included plenty of windows to admire the river views but also lots of wall space for artwork.Mrs Robinson said the architect went above and beyond to make it unique as well as versatile.“We’ve just loved living in the beautiful, elegant home that it is,” Mrs Robinson said.“I think we’ll miss the peace and serenity of it.”A black marble water feature in the courtyard, electric awning for extra shade over a riverside alfresco area, 14m wet-edged pool, and temperature controlled wine room are also standout features. 49 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Jordan Williams and Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Prestige Agents are marketing the property, which goes to auction on May 12.last_img