PROJECTS /HEDGES AVENUE
Project Hedges Avenue
Location Mermaid Beach
Project Engineer Anthony Hockings
This house was constructed over four sites on "millionaire's row", Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach. The two storey residence is built entirely over a basement that features large column free space for car storage, a feature wine cellar crafted by a specialist artist to create a vintage feel, large cinema room, gym and plant rooms. The architectural design maximised the beachfront views on each level and special consideration was given to the large entertaining areas overlooking the beach, pool and tennis court. The two large columns facing the beachfront represent goal posts reminding the original owner of his successful professional AFL career.
We designed the house using a number of specialist techniques. Generally the floor slabs were reinforced concrete construction, however the thirteen metre free span over the carpark required a post-tensioned slab. The external walls were either block work or cast insitu concrete for durability and longevity. The building is situated within the council scour zone and therefore the foundations are supported on deep piles. Ground retention sheet piling was adopted on the southern boundary to protect the neighbouring property. Condition reports were completed on each neighbouring structure prior to construction.
This home is regarded one of the most valuable properties on the Gold Coast. Its short history already boasts many interesting stories that stretch far and wide. Its presence commands attention from passes buy, an unforgettable image spread across one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.