Surfers Paradise mansion offers relaxed outlook and Feng-Shui style

first_img107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.MELBOURNE tech giant Taisen Maddern and his wife Karen bought their Feng Shui-inspired home to disconnect from their busy lives. Designed by architect Phil Morton, the peaceful residence at 107 Commodore Drive was built for developer Stephen Solomon before the boss of BlueAnt bought the Paradise Waters mansion in 2010. “I think while the house is incredible, my wife Karen and I were really sold on the outlook,” Mr Maddern said.“We wake up every day feeling like we are on holiday in a resort.“I always feel very relaxed sitting out on the terrace and watching the boats sail by, the architect hit the Feng-Shui style on the head.” 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.The Feng-Shui elements are obvious from when you first step through the gate where a tiled path leads over a fish pond to a pivot front door. Sliding and stacking tinted glass doors open living areas to the large alfresco terrace that overlooks the mosaic-tiled pool. The lounge room has a 6m void that reveals the second level, filling the room with natural light.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It was built around the same time as our penthouse in Melbourne so it has similar contemporary style,” Mr Maddern said“It has a bit of Melbourne about it but the weather is just better here.” 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.With prime, main river frontage, the view met the couple’s criteria for peace and calm.Mr Maddern said the couple often opened up the glass sliding doors to let sea-breezes flow throughout the home. “There are a lot of natural elements incorporated into the design,” he said.“It is full of concrete, marble and timber. I love it.”Dark polished oak floorboards and limestone tiles flow through busy areas of the home.It’s on the market at $6.45 million. 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.center_img 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise. 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.last_img