GONE are the days when the properties that lined the beachfront were shacks and cottages.
Many are being demolished to make way for luxury residences much like those in the new Pacific Palm Beach development.
A sixth floor apartment, which will go to auction on March 4, is one of the boutique development’s standouts.
Walls of wide windows frame picture-perfect ocean views while timber, stone and sheer floor-length curtains offer an air of sophistication.
If that’s not lavish enough, a feature fireplace and glass-encased wine cellar add a touch of class.
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Entrepreneur Adam Hudson, who runs online business training program Reliable Education, bought the apartment off-the-plan in February, 2018.
He was attracted to its position in Palm Beach and its breathtaking views.
“I just think it’s one of the best views on the Gold Coast,” he said.
“We did a lot of upgrades in there and we did a lot of planning through the whole process.”
He didn’t get the chance to live in the property like he had planned but made sure he enjoyed a drink inside the residence with his brother before listing it for sale.
While reluctant to sell, Mr Hudson said business opportunities arose that he couldn’t pass up. “I’m going to be spending more time overseas,” he said.
The residence has three bedrooms, all of which have ensuites while the main has a walk-in wardrobe.
The kitchen, living and dining areas are open and flow onto a wraparound balcony overlooking the coastline.
The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, stone features and quality appliances while a built-in barbecue outside makes for easy entertaining.
Other features include a powder room, video security access as well as two car spaces and storage space in the basement.
The luxury development, which was finished recently, has 15 apartments with two per floor.
Residents of the building can enjoy all of its facilities, including a heated pool, sun deck, and alfresco barbecue terrace.