Location Sovereign Island
Project Engineer Anthony Hockings
This project was first featured on Channel Nines "Sixty Minutes" program in a story titled "McMansions". The original owners brief was to create a residence bigger, bolder and better than anything else constructed within the exclusive Sovereign Island Estate on the Gold Coast. A double north facing block was chosen for the project, boasting uninterrupted views down the Broadwater. Upon completion the owners sale price was $18 million dollars.
The residence was partly constructed over a large basement and therefore the building had to be supported on deep piles founded into natural dense sands. The construction consisted essentially of reinforced blockwork & cast insitu walls/columns and reinforced concrete suspended slab floors. The feature red columns at the front and rear are essentially a clad galvanised structural steel frame supported on ground and tied into the braced roof system. The builder was very meticulous with regard to finishes and no expense was spared to create this amazing structure.
Unbelievably this residence was purchased as a holiday home by an over-seas investor. Its large presence and signature red columns ensure it does not go unnoticed by passers by either from the road-side or waterfront. Baltimores completion sparked a raft of similar projects within Sovereign Islands, a must see for anyone who enjoys viewing "top shelf" property.