Take a look inside the Gold Coast's most stylish apartment on the market
The Gold Coast is a holiday destination that many Aussies know and love - but as a home it's a very different place. You put away the flashy, racy, fun and frivolous image for a serene and peaceful lifestyle where the ocean is a step away and the sky is as blue as can be. It can be hard to find residential apartments on the coast right now because it's going through an economic boom of sorts, but one apartment has just hit the market and being newly renovated, it caught our eye (and heart) with it's coastal tones and luxurious vibe.
We were lucky enough to speak to Dominique Corbett of Corbett & Co and C & C Home, who renovated the apartment and is now selling it. So step inside this luxurious property, learn about renovating in an apartment building and be inspired by these stunning coastal tones as you go.
DH: What did the apartment transformation involve?
Dominique: There were so many different aspects that needed to be taken into account but of primary importance was the Planning. The C & C HOME team and I spent many hours working through exactly how we were going to carry out the renovation. I also spent many hours determining who I was going to use to support us with the work. As they say, it is all about having the right tools for the job. The next key point was Coordination. I needed to ensure everything was timed appropriately, especially because as I was working in a high rise apartment building it was essential that I followed the many rules and regulations while also ensuring I did not disturb the residents.
DH: Were there any structural changes or was just the interior design updated?
Dominique: Fortunately I did not need to make many structural changes to this apartment - the shell was brilliant to work with. I did remove a large spa bath and that evolved into what I now call the Ying and Yang Shower Room. I did change a significant amount of the tiling and the rest was interior design, focused on the art of placement.
DH: Were there any challenges with the transformation given that the property is an apartment?
Dominique: I have to be honest and say yes. I was especially conscious of the need to work well with the building’s body corporate and on-site management. It was, at times, a challenge to arrange for workers to get in and out of the premises, but it was certainly worth the effort.
DH: What was the most significant change you made to the apartment?
Dominique: Everyone says the same thing - it is the feeling you get once you enter through the apartment’s wide double doors. It has a serene, relaxed yet designer feel.
DH: You’ve clearly drawn styling inspiration from the beautiful surrounds, were your pieces sourced locally?
Dominique: You only need to look out of the windows at the rolling surf to feel inspired. I worked closely with the team at Bungalow Interiors at Runaway Bay for the transformation. Their team came in measured up and listened to the brief of Simple Elegance. They did an exceptional job, especially given when I briefed them, none of the tiles were down.
DH: When it comes to putting a property on the market, what part of the design and styling makes the biggest impact when attracting buyers? Dominique: In my opinion it is truly a combination of the two - as design and styling should complement each other to enhance the space equally. This is one of the key reasons I established C & C Home as the renovation arm of my boutique real estate agency, Corbett & Co. I can now work seamlessly between the two arms to achieve the desired results.
Thank you to Dominique from Corbett & Co for sharing this stunning listing with us and giving us such a great insight into the transformation process. If you'd like to learn more about Corbett & Co or look at the listing in more detail (and maybe make an enquiry!) please click here.