source : www.realestate.com.au
Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses has paid off for the owner of this beautiful pink dream home.
Antoinette Idzikowski bought a neglected three-storey house and transformed it into a contemporary showstopper that would be shown on TV next year by Grand Designs Australia.
The luxury home at 10 Trafalgar St, Highland Park, dubbed Maison de Rose – ‘House of Pink’ in French – for its elegant blush accents, will be auctioned on November 11 by Mitch Wakeham of Harcourts Connections.
It was one of the most viewed homes of the week on the Gold Coast when it launched on realestate.com.au.
Mrs. Idzikowski said she saw the property as her family’s “forever home” and therefore let her heart guide her design choices, sparing no expense in seeking out unique, high-quality finishes, such as the rose quartz stone in the kitchen.
“We bought the house that everyone said we wouldn’t buy,” she said.
“So many people looked at this place and said, ‘It’s too much work, what you’re trying to tackle is impossible.’
“Well, maybe I was optimistic – I can make mistakes sometimes – but I think the end result was worth all the tears to get here.”
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Ms. Idzikowski, a make-up artist with a passion for design, oversaw the massive year-long restoration of the 1992-built house, which was never completely finished by its original owners, while she and her three young children occupied an upstairs bedroom. upstairs living area and no kitchen.
The house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, spread over a plot of 737 m², with beautiful outdoor areas, complemented by a swimming pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.
Four bedrooms and a charming games room with pink and white checkered wall are located on the ground floor, while the middle floor houses open-plan living areas with a custom electric stone fireplace.
There’s a media room and a smart office nook off the stairs, while the entire top floor is used for a master bedroom with a generous walk-in robe, stylish bathroom and wide balconies overlooking the city skyline.
Ms Idzikowski said she “worried about every little detail”, choosing pink accents that harmonized with the house’s white-neutral color palette and natural textures of wood and stone.
“I’ve always loved pink. I think it can bring such a soothing presence to a space, and I chose soft shades of it as an accent throughout the home,” she said.
The rose quartz that served as a kitchen island bench and was illuminated to a beautiful effect in the back wall was purchased before Ms. Idzikowski purchased the property in 2022.
“I saw a piece of rose quartz years ago when I was shopping with my mother for her new kitchen and I immediately knew I wanted it in my kitchen someday,” she said.
“It is a semi-precious stone and some people say it contains love energy. It is so beautiful the way the morning light falls on it and it sparkles.”
As it turns out, the home’s completion was perfectly timed with the release earlier this year of Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie and the resulting craze for all things pink. It has become a sought-after photo shoot location that costs $1,800 per day.
Mrs. Idzikowski admits it will be difficult to leave, but with an unexpected opportunity close by, she is ready to hand over her beloved home for its next chapter.
Mr Wakeham described the property as “a masterpiece of modern design and craftsmanship”.
“This house is a work of art and a place where dreams come true. It is also a profitable business, currently providing stunning film backdrops for a number of well-known Australian brands,” he said.
PropTrack data shows the median home price in Highland Park is $875,000.
source : www.realestate.com.au