FOR a fun-loving social couple with two younger boys, dwelling for Billy and Jackie Cross has been as a lot an area for household as for entertaining.
Having bought their Broadbeach Waters plot with a knockdown home in 2009, the couple labored with Bayden Goddard Design Architects to convey their imaginative and prescient to life.
Their sprawling LA-inspired mansion, at 297-299 Monaco Road, has a relaxed magnificence about it, with a number of areas for relaxation, train and play.
“It’s a giant home with a stunning open plan, however the areas nonetheless really feel intimate,” mentioned Mr Cross, who credit spouse Jackie for the styling.
“Having two younger boys, it’s been an incredible place for them to develop up in.”
Full top stacker doorways permit the indoor residing areas to circulate simply onto alfresco leisure areas, the place the facet takes in a pool, a tennis courtroom and principal river.
“We’re on almost 2600 sqm of land with a park throughout the street and the primary river on the again,” mentioned Mr Cross.
“Laying on the market watching the boats and jet skis go by on principal river is a very enjoyable place to be and a terrific house for entertaining.”
An out of doors kitchen is supplied with teppanyaki services and three wine fridges, along with the temperature managed 2000-bottle cellar inside.
Entertaining is second nature for the vivacious entrepreneur, who shot to fame within the Nineteen Eighties because the founding member of hit male stage present Manpower.
Mr Cross went on to run a string of nightclubs in Surfers Paradise and Las Vegas, the place his Thunder from Down Below present has been a roaring success.
Waking as much as a gymnasium, steam room and therapeutic massage room have made dwelling exercises a breeze, whereas sons Nick, now 17 and Josh, 21 made the many of the tennis-come-basketball courtroom through the years.
However the hands-down favorite characteristic goes to the person cave, which Mr Cross describes as “the most effective on the Gold Coast”.
It’s kitted out with a bar, wine fridges, basic pub pool desk and 7 televisions for the final word sporting feast.
“You possibly can watch the races, footy and AFL on the identical time,” Mr Cross mentioned.
“It has been a terrific house to have the boys over for punting classes on a Saturday or late night time events.”
An annual Australia Day gathering has been a longstanding occasion on the Cross social calendar, however with their sons now grown up, life is transferring into a brand new section.
“We’ve purchased the penthouse in White at Essential Seaside, so we’ll be beginning a brand new chapter near the eating places and cafes there,” Mr Cross mentioned.
“I’m excited and emotional. I like the facet of strolling to the outlets to seize espresso and bagels from the bakery within the mornings, and late night time Thai or Italian.
“However on the identical time we’ve spent 12 years on this home so we’ll miss it.”
Michael Kollosche is taking expressions of curiosity till October 7.