Jaw-dropping mansion at Paradise Waters has been through a succession of high-profile hands
77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersTHIS Commodore Drive mansion commands the most attention in its waterfront neighbourhood, with a dramatic design built around a central atrium and a glass roof. The 1989 home has been through a succession of high-profile hands including the Sunland and Raptis groups, a rich Japanese businesswoman and a company with Malaysian links. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMr Collie said he added solar panels, a veranda, new double doors to the front entry and repainted the home.“It was originally black and grey,” he said. “I never imagined changing the home structurally because it has such a unique and beautiful design.”77 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters4 5 4Price: $4.85 millionFeatures: Outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and atrium Area: 870sq mAgent: Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri, Joseph Douglas Realty, Surfers Paradise 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“Over the years I have made some of my own upgrades and put our own style to it.“I have lived in a number of homes, some of them were the same size as this but the design was nowhere near as clever as this home.“It is a very easy home to live in, and it is comfortable while still being elegant.” 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe current homeowners, Kiwi couple Wayne and Elaine Collie bought the residence in 2004 after they looked at almost 100 homes between Noosa and Coolangatta. “We were living in New Zealand at the time and looking for a home on the coast which was close enough for our daughter Nadia to go to Bond University,” the businessman said. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise Waters“It was important to find a home that was well located in the middle of town and had a good neighbourhood, but this property also had a certain jaw-dropping presence about it.“When we stepped inside, the foyer really captured our attention.” Floor-to-ceiling glass in the lounge provide views of Main Beach and Southport.Dolphins are regular guests at the waterfront property, swimming up to the pontoon. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoDespite its luxurious style, Mr Collie said it was a practical home above all. “I can be in the study while we have a full house and I won’t notice it because of the space and clever floor plan,” he said. “There are always friends or family over.” The home is designed with two separate wings with bedrooms on either side. 77 Commodore Drive Paradise WatersThe four bedrooms have a hotel style and the main bedroom features a private balcony. Mr and Mrs Collie have not had to pay an electricity bill in eight years.“For a luxury home it is sustainable too,” Mr Collie said.