6 Oct

Gold Coast penthouse inspired by $360m LA mansion

first_imgThe lights are dazzling inside and out.THE most expensive house ever listed in America, a $326 million mansion dubbed the eighth wonder of the world, was the inspiration behind this stunning Ephraim Island penthouse.Homeowner Kim Chounding refers to it as his “wow house”.So shiny you could eat your dinner off it.An unbelievable 6m stone kitchen bench is just the beginning of the list of amazing features. He said the backlit onyx stone added wow-factor as did the sheer size of the floorplan.“We own a home on the Sovereign Islands which we have been renting out and there is more living space in our penthouse,” he said. “ There is over 700sq m of space, it really is huge.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoA kitchen island that goes on for miles…And if that’s not enough, you can operate the property from the convenience of an iPad. “I can turn the lights and television on from the press of a button,” Mr Chounding, the man behind Supa IGA, said.Swanky yet sophisticated style.The apartment also features a temperature-controlled wine cellar and stylish wet bar. Other features include a media room, 15m marina berth and three car spaces.“We spend a lot of time in the media room, watching movies,” he said.Lie back and enjoy the view.Mr Chounding said it was a hard decision to let go of the property.“My wife is longing for a garden so we have decided to move back into a house,” he said.Super sleek and modern.“I have really enjoyed sky-high living, there’s no need to mow the grass or take the rubbish out.“You don’t have to compromise your lifestyle to live in an apartment. It’s absolute luxury.”last_img read more