Confidence high on Gold Coast luxe market

THE record for a golf course frontage property in Australia has just been smashed with a multi-million sale negotiated by Ray White Sanctuary Cove elite agent Matt Gates.
The four bedroom contemporary home at 2230 Arnold Palmer Drive (The Masters Enclave), Sanctuary Cove has just been bought by retired corporate executive David Baird and his wife Marion for $6.5 million. The north facing property has 80 metres of course frontage.
Sellers Michael and Michelle Cowling built their home 18 months ago using the best fittings possible. “We’ve put a lot of love and thought into this home and we hope David and Marion will enjoy it for many years to come,” Mr Cowling said.
“We are moving onto a new project within Sanctuary Cove, so not moving too far away.”
Mr Gates said Sanctuary Cove continued to be sought after by high net worth individuals for its quality lifestyle.
“This record sale is no doubt one of the highlights of my career so far. The Bairds bought the house on their first inspection just before it hit the market. It was a pre-release inspection for the Bairds and they bought it on the spot for a premium price.”
The previous golf frontage record stood at $4.275 million when Mr Gates sold 2218 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove last year.
“It’s a luxury finished house with a fantastic outlook across the golf course, plus it’s single storey which was our preference,” Mr Baird said.
“We were attracted by the elegance and location of the property.”
No stranger to Sanctuary Cove, the Bairds have owned property in this exclusive master planned community which is centred around its marina and golf courses since it was developed in 1986.
The Bairds recently sold their home on the Isle of Capri for $8.8 million through Ray White Broadbeach elite agent Sam Guo.
The prestige sales specialist, Mr Guo said the luxury end of the Gold Coast market was on fire and showing no signs of slowing down.
“There is no doubt that the eyes of the world has been on the Gold Coast lately and people are loving everything that our lifestyle and market has on offer,” he said.
“The Gold Coast has well and truly come of age and it’s great to see such confidence in the luxury market.”
Mr Guo just sold the majestic residence at 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise for a street record of under $6 million to a local Chinese buyer.
Owner Pat Worboys, who owns an interior design styling business called, transformed the home over 18 months into a picture of functional opulence and timeless beauty.
Taking inspiration from a classic French chateau with contemporary upstate New York influences, this landmark five bedroom home set an unrivalled standard in luxury Gold Coast living.
Mr Guo said the new buyer fell in love with the home for its classy fittings, position and beautiful presentation.
“This sale was sealed at under $6 million and it sold cash unconditional to a local Chinese buyer,” Mr Guo said.
“Everyone who came to see this home was impressed with its luxury finishes. The waterfront home boasts the finest fittings and fixtures throughout, including imported marble, polished Italian Shivakashi granite, pristine Baltic Oak parquetry floors, forged iron balconies and grand staircase, imported French shutters and Himalayan sandstone.”