First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive

Success has been had on the tightly held beachfront recently, which has been starved of brand new stock in the last few years compared to its coastal neighbours.

First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive
The proposed plans by Gatehouse Architects. Image credit: Gatehouse

The beachfront boom in Bilinga is continuing with yet more apartment development plans filed to the local council.

And success has been had on the tightly held beachfront, which has been starved of brand new stock in the last few years compared to its coastal neighbours.

Mosaic secured a quick sell-out of Bianca by Mosaic at 1 Surf Street, just off the beach, and Cielo Group have secured nearly all of their Bloom apartments on the strip at 55 Golden Four Drive.

The latest plans filed are by a local developer, who bought 301 Golden Four Drive, a 1,246 sqm site on the corner of Pacific Parade, for $4.5 million back in 2017.

First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive

Gatehouse Architects put together the designs for the project, which they noted in their design statement reflects the elegance and architectural vernacular of the Gold Coast coastline.

"The design draws in its natural surroundings and blurs the threshold between interior and exterior spaces," Gatehouse's design statement read.

"The vision is to create an address where the building and its occupants embrace the natural local environment synonymous with living in a modern Queensland beach house."

First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive

There will be just 17 apartments across the 10-level building, including two two-level beach houses which each have their own private pool. The resident pool is located on the ground level.

A full floor penthouse crowns the building and will have four bedrooms, a kitchen with a butler's pantry and wine cellar, a home office, a gym, two outdoor areas, one with a barbecue kitchen, and a private rooftop pool.

The town planning report by Enhance Urban Planning noted that the area along Golden Four Drive is subject to an evolving character of mid and high-rise buildings with numerous recent approvals and current applications under assessment.

First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive

Gatehouse says the architecture for the building has been inspired by the natural forms found in the surrounding environments.

"The building's form reflects the soft curves formed by waves hitting the coastline and the ripples formed by wind blown sand.

First look: Bilinga beachfront development continues on Golden Four Drive

"The screens for the building have been designed to focus occupants outlook to the ocean while maintaining privacy from neighbouring developments. The rhythm of the screening for the facade is inspired from the calming and repetitive nature of the sound of waves.

"The buildings materiality has been drawn from the natural palette found locally. The use of timber finishes, natural stones and soft tones and textures reinforces coastal living architecture in its context."

There's six developments either on the desk of the local council or recently approved on Golden Four Drive. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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