Why these owners love that their Gold Coast home is not the norm

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46A RUSTY appearance with the walls and sliding wooden doors that have been torched to them to create a one-off look.This luxurious Southport house in Yacht St is not your typical Gold Coast residence and owners Donna and Mark Fuhrmann love that it is “a bit different”. There is something to see at every turn.“I don’t go looking for things, I just find things that will suit the space,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I needed something that was going to stand up to lots of boys and still be appealing.“I don’t think it looks too masculine even though I do have a house full of men.”The backyard deck, complete with wine barrels and climbing vines, rates as the family’s favourite place to relax and entertain.“When I’m in the kitchen I can just hear them laughing or talking to their dad. It’s the happiest place to be out there,” she said. 18 Yacht St, Southport is not your average Gold Coast house. Inside the standout residence. Unwind on the back deck..“The light shade at the front door is made up of old barbed wire,” she said.“It sounds ridiculous but it’s a wire circle that someone made for me.“That will be a hard thing to leave as they made it and I love it.”Sliding timber doors are another quirky feature, having a distressed look. The doors were branded with a cattle stamp and were even burnt to create the one-off look.Brick wallpaper, pendants, fairy lights, hanging plants, industrial-style chandeliers and a concrete-look kitchen also bring the house to life. There’s plenty of space for the whole family here. “I like things that are not typical of everything around me,” Mrs Fuhrmann said.“As soon as you walk in you just want to sit and have a drink and have a look around.”The couple bought the property in 2016 and have enjoyed living there with their three sons – Tom, 20, Joe, 19, and Max, 18.When they first walked in, the house was “plain, shiny and very Gold Coast”, but over the past four and a half years Mrs Fuhrmann has put her own stamp on the property. “I could feel an element that was not so much industrial but a little bit rustic could come out of it,” Mrs Fuhrmann said.From the street, paint that gives a rustic look sets the tone but it is the attention to detail that really creates the atmosphere. The pool area.The property is on the market through an expressions of interest campaign by Cole Residential’s Nicole Bricknell and Ray White Prestige’s Robert Graham.“This is a fantastic six-bedroom home in the The Southport School (TSS) and Regatta Beach precinct,” Ms Bricknell said.“The home is designed for entertaining as the family often find their house full of boys on the weekend.”last_img