Gold Coast mansion resembles Shakespearean castle with modern twist

first_img MORE NEWS: How analysis paralysis is crippling buyers Lovers of William Shakespeare will get a chance to ensure all’s well that ends well when it goes to auction on October 26.Owners Marie-Louise and Joseph Barakat have always loved the home at 3-5 Westminster Court.“We had a weekender on the islands so we used to watch this property being built and admire it,” Mrs Barakat said.“It came up for sale while we were overseas.” It’s grand at every turn. Now that’s a wine cellar!They loved it so much that when they returned, they packed up their life in Brisbane and moved in.“We just fell in love with this home and we’ve been here 11 years,” Mrs Barakat said.“It’s been a beautiful family home and even though it’s a large home, it still feels warm.”The residence has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a basement garage with space for up to 10 cars.There are two French oak-panelled circular offices on the ground and first floors. Downstairs a steam room and relaxation lounge occupy part of the basement.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Cool down in the pool and admire the water view. A second block next door offers the perfect place to entertain a large group of guests.A waterfront pool and entertainment terrace with built-in barbecue and teppanyaki grill make entertaining easy.Mrs Barakat said it was the perfect house to entertain guests.“We’ve had many family parties and long lunches under the tree outside,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll ever find a home as beautiful as this again.“It’s a one-in-a-million home.”Which is as you like it. The Sovereign Islands property at 3-5 Westminster Court resembles a castle.THERE’S a bit of theatre in all of us and you can live out your Shakespearean dreams in a modern-day version of the castles that were the scene for many of the Bard’s plays.A turret and towering pillars set the scene at this Sovereign Islands mansion, and the balconies and grand staircase will make you feel like Juliet awaiting her Romeo.Step into the present and it’s a matter of much ado about plenty, with state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, a home theatre with built-in speaker system and a lift servicing all three floors. The grand staircase will leave you in awe. The house has been built to the highest of standards. MORE NEWS: Insane $45 million mega-mansion hits marketcenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20last_img

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