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Channelling a lifestyle fit for a modern family, this contemporary home is big on space and luxury.

Director of CCLP Consulting Chris Sacre bought the home in 2012 with his wife Jessica. They shared it with their children – Astin, 8, Abbie, 5, and Ayden, 2.

gcb realestate 22 Yacht Street Southport 3 January

22 Yacht Street Southport

The 673sq m property at 22 Yacht St was built in 2008 but Chris says he put his own brand of luxury on it when the family moved in.

“My wife and I were really attracted to the modern style,” Chris says.

“We moved in with our two kids Astin and Abbie and then Ayden was born so we needed another bedroom.”

gcb realestate 22 Yacht Street Southport 3 January

22 Yacht Street Southport

Now featuring five bedrooms and three bathrooms, Chris says the family extended the house by adding the fifth bedroom upstairs.

“We bought it as a four-bedroom house with one bedroom downstairs and three upstairs but our children are really small so we wanted them to be all on one level with the master bedroom,” Chris says.

The renovation also included a fireplace and new bathroom in the master bedroom

“We had some help styling with interior designer Donna Guyler,” Chris says. “My favourite touch is the wallpaper; it creates feature walls throughout the house.

“The fireplace wall has this really beautiful wooden-themed wallpaper and it has been a great spot to sit, relax and read to the kids in the evenings.”

Chris says the family spend most of their time downstairs or outside.

“The yard is sort of like a big courtyard with a pool because of the L shape of the house,” he says.

“You can watch the kids in the pool from the house through the glassed hallway.

“There is a cubby house out the back and a big grassed area for the kids to play.

“We have turned the downstairs study into a large playroom for the kids, too. It really is just a perfect family home.”

Chris says, while the air conditioning has been running a little lately, the house is built to ventilate.


22 Yacht Street Southport

“The kitchen opens up to the patio so it gets a great breeze in the house,” he says.

“We have a lot of social gatherings too and it works well with the shape of the house.”

A private portico entrance with a sail-style facade leads into the foyer and down a hallway of timber flooring, shutters and a gallery wall, creating a contemporary atmosphere.

The corridor flows into an open-plan living space which includes the living, lounge room and kitchen areas.

A void in the living room flows upstairs to the four bedrooms. The family plan to move to Mermaid Beach for a sea change.

“We will be closer to the grandparents at Mermaid and we have been wanting to get closer to the beach,” Chris says.

gcb realestate 22 Yacht Street Southport 3 January

22 Yacht Street Southport

The home is close to schools and restaurants.

Jackson Paradise of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast is taking the property to auction at The Event on January 29.

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