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The secret to building a Gold Coast dream home

first_imgMr Crosland builds houses as a hobby so he takes his time designing them. Picture Glenn HampsonThey were inspired by his idea of a dream home with lots of natural materials including concrete, glass and raw timber.“The last one I did had a similar feel … but this one I’ve taken to the next level,” he said.“Everything has been hand-picked and made for the house.“Even the pendant lights over the kitchen benches are hand-blown glass.“If you’re looking for your dream home, this is what I made them for.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe always builds two houses in each project – one to live in and one to sell.However, both in his last project at Broadbeach Waters sold as he had so much interest in them.MORE NEWS: What makes this house so popular? Nick Crosland has designed two villas on Monaco St. Picture Glenn HampsonSTICKING to a budget is low on the list of Nick Crosland’s concerns when building lavish Gold Coast trophy homes.It is a hobby for the Highgrove Bathrooms boss so he likes to splash plenty of cash on the best products the market has to offer.“I didn’t get into building because I wanted to make a profit, I got into it because I wanted to be creative,” he said.A pair of luxury villas on Monaco St are the latest of his three projects. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 MORE NEWS: Live happily ever after in charming cottage Inside one of the Broadbeach Waters homes Mr Crosland designed and built. This time though, he wants to be able to enjoy the fruits of his labour.“The one that’s going on the market is basically finished,” he said.“The second one we’re still finishing, it’s about two weeks behind.”The property is due to hit the market in coming days through LJ Hooker agent Rebecca Gannon.Pick up a copy of the Gold Coast Bulletin on Friday to see the Coast’s top 50 dream homes.last_img

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