Inside Queensland’s ‘most photographed’ house in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

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Inside the incredible Palm Springs-style mansion that’s one of Australia’s ‘most photographed’ – complete with a glass-edged pool, sunken outdoor fireplace and resort-inspired decor

  • A landscape designer built the ‘most photographed’ house in Queensland for his wife and two children
  • The four-bedroom in Burleigh Heads, one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic suburbs, is inspired by Palm Springs
  • Designed around a central hub, it features open-plan living spaces that open into an outdoor entertainment area amusement
  • The garden has a sunken fireplace, glass-edged pool and outdoor BBQ kitchen

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A landscape designer who dreamed of creating a forever home for his wife and their two daughters has designed the ‘most photographed’ house in Queensland.

The four bedroom townhouse on a 539 sq ft block in Burleigh Heads, one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic beachfront neighborhoods, is the result of a collaboration between JG Building Projects, interior designer Paul Madison and JSW Landscapes.

The house in ‘Palm Springs’ would be the state’s most photographed home after it garnered more than 21,000 ‘likes’ and 27,000 shares on a viral facebook post.

Designed around a central focal point perfect for entertaining guests, it features an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that leads to an outdoor entertaining area complete with a sunken fireplace, glass-edged pool and outdoor kitchen.

A landscape designer designed this country house in Burleigh Heads for his wife and their two children

The house (pictured) would be the state's most photographed residence after it garnered more than 21,000 likes on a viral Facebook post

The house (pictured) would be the state’s most photographed residence after it garnered more than 21,000 likes on a viral Facebook post

The owners, who wished to remain anonymous and declined to disclose the total cost of the house, told Daily Mail Australia that they were deciding to sell for personal reasons.

The lavish interior is finished in Palm Springs style, a luxurious blend of coastal and desert design inspired by the California city of the same name.

Natural materials such as stone and wood contrast with high-quality lighting fixtures and futuristic curved walls, inspired by the architecture of Los Angeles and the Calile Hotel in Brisbane.

Equipped by Kira & Kira, a Burleigh Heads furniture company with more than 53,000 Instagram followers, it bears many of the hallmarks of Palm Springs style, including whitewashed windblocks, which are designed to keep rooms cool in arid desert climates.

The garden has a sunken fireplace, a glass-edged pool (pictured) and an outdoor kitchen al

The garden has a sunken fireplace, a glass-edged pool (pictured) and an outdoor kitchen al

The lavish interior (pictured) is finished in Palm Springs style, a luxurious mix of coastal and desert design inspired by the California city of the same name

The interior was designed by Kira & Kira, a Burleigh Heads furniture store with over 53,000 Instagram followers

The lavish interior (pictured) is finished in Palm Springs style, a luxurious mix of coastal and desert design inspired by the California city of the same name

Three-foot ceilings soar to six feet above the kitchen, making the space appear significantly larger than its actual size.

A custom oak staircase leads upstairs which is occupied by three of the four bedrooms all of which have en-suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes.

There is also a wine cellar, home cinema and huge windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding area from almost every room.

The landmark home was sold under the hammer in front of 500 spectators for $3.75 million (AUD), a suburban record for a single block west of the Gold Coast Highway, according to listing agent Conal Martin of Kingfisher Realty.

Martin told the Daily Mail Australia that the house is ‘quite special’, adding: ‘As soon as you enter, you are overcome by a surreal sense of satisfaction and tranquility. People never want to leave.’

A custom oak staircase (pictured in the background) leads upstairs

A custom oak staircase (pictured in the background) leads upstairs

Three-meter ceilings rise to six meters above the kitchen (pictured), making the space appear significantly larger than its actual size

The house (pictured) bears the hallmarks of Palm Springs style, including whitewashed breeze blocks designed to keep rooms cool in arid desert climates

The house (pictured) bears many of the hallmarks of the Palm Springs style, including whitewashed breeze blocks designed to keep rooms cool in arid desert climates

The landmark home (pictured) was sold at auction in front of 500 spectators for $3.75 million (AUD), a suburban record for a single block west of the Gold Coast Highway.

The landmark home (pictured) was sold at auction in front of 500 spectators for $3.75 million (AUD), a suburban record for a single block west of the Gold Coast Highway.

A Gold Coast pair placed the winning bid from the pool of five registered bidders in attendance on the day, with another telephone bidding from Melbourne, realestate.com.au reported.

Photos of the house have drawn stunned reactions on social media, with many saying they would live there like this.

‘Houses have definitely changed since I hung out here! Beautiful,” one woman wrote.

‘That’s an exception to not wanting a flash spot! I could live there,’ said another.

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