Come down to Sunshine Beach for architecture as fascinating as it is timeless.
It takes great skill to create a home so visually interesting you instinctively gravitate towards it, but 26 Dolphin Bay Drive has managed it.
Designed by the late Gabriel Poole in 1999, there’s nothing quite like it on the Sunshine Coast, and probably never will be. On the market for $4 million, the home sits in undeniable harmony with its natural environment.
The yellow front door offers a warm welcome filled with infectious energy, and hints at the incredible interiors inside.
Clear panes of glass are always aesthetically pleasing – one of the main reasons it’s so prominently featured inside. It brings light and life into the home while connecting you with nature.
The heart of the home – the kitchen – is very vibrant and fun, but classy at the same time. Yellow features bring out the warm tones in the wood, while chic modern pendant lights bring a touch of style. It all creates a casual, inviting atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and comfortable whether you’re sitting at the dining table or by the breakfast bar.
Take a step down to the living room, and there’s a fabulous sense of space. Glass concertina doors take up an entire wall, folding back to invite the outside in, where even the garden has a sense of geometry.
The home’s design adopts a more conventional approach from the back, with gently terraced lawns, and an angular pool, all overlooked by balconies and terraces. However, head down to the back of the yard for a hidden surprise!
It looks like a bunker, but it’s actually a single bedroom studio with an industrial chic feel. Concrete floors, walls and ceilings take the main focus, softened by the occasional timber feature.
Perhaps the most appealing of the four bedrooms can be found on the top floor. The dual-level master suite guides you to bed with polished wooden stairs under a cathedral ceiling, with space up the back for a roomy walk-in robe.
There are incredible ocean views from the second floor, giving you a real sense of the location. It’s peaceful and convenient, bordering a nature reserve and only a short walk to Alexandra and Granite Bay.
26 Dolphin Bay Drive, Sunshine Beach, Qld 4567
Brendan Weatherill – 0466 248 345