More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA feature wall in the bathroom adds some wow factor.The size makes the property suitable for a range of buyers, including families, retirees who want room for family to visit or even professionals wanting space without the maintenance.“Ultimately, it would be ideal for a family with a couple of kids as there’s room for everyone to do their own thing,” Mrs Gillespie said. “Having kids ourselves and having lived in the duplexes, the design has been refined with each new build.” The three-level duplex at 8 Petersen Ave, Southport is on the market for $1.1 million.IT’S been a productive few years for Gold Coast owner-builders Roseanna and Steve Gillespie.The couple had been running a building company doing client work before they decided to concentrate solely on building their own products.In the past two and a half years, the Gillespies have built six duplexes in one street: 1-2,/13 Deauville Drive; 1-2/15 Deauville Dr; 17 Deauville Drive; and 8 Petersen Ave, which is on the market for $1.1 million. The owner-builders have opted for a timeless design at 8 Petersen Ave, Southport.“They’re all very different, we don’t like the cookie-cutter approach,” Mrs Gillespie said. “All three pairs have a different design as I think that adds value to the area.” The duplexes are located within The Southport School precinct and offer easy access to nearby parks, cafes, childcare and Ferry Road Markets. Enjoy a view with your snags in the outdoor entertainer space.Occupying a corner position, 8 Petersen Ave is a modern home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and views of the city skyline and Hinterland.Rather than jumping on current trends, the Gillespies draw on years of renovating and building experience to create designs that are modern yet timeless.“All of our products are designed with the idea that people can come in and add their own touch, either with paint or through their choice of furniture and decor,” Mrs Gillespie said. The kitchen features Smegg appliances and soft close cupboards.The couple has now shifted their attention to a new house build nearby in Southport, but would love to remain on Deauville Dr.“It’s so quiet here and suits us perfectly,” Mrs Gillespie said. “The next move is always an unknown when you marry a builder.”The duplex is being marketed by Glen Williams, Ray White Prestige – Surfers Paradise. The classic palette leaves room for the new owner to inject their own style.Oak herringbone flooring, white VJ walls and black accents create a classic look inside the Petersen Ave duplex. Set over three levels, the home has an impressive footprint of 361sq m offering more floor area that many houses in the area.
The spots are so far away from the homes and might cause a feud within the homeowners association, Stone said. “I like lots of it and it has a lot of great things in it, but \ is a failure, he said. “We want this to be something that will revitalize the area, Instead we will have a nuisance in the area.” Steve Hunter, vice president for Land Design Consultants, representing the owner, said it’s possible that six spaces may be brought inside if the Los Angeles County Fire Department agrees. Jeff Collier, director of community development, said the the city can’t designate who will get those spaces because its code doesn’t get down to that level of specificity. Even with the commission’s approval, the developer still needs approval from the city zoning administrator, Don Dooley, for a variance for a rear-yard setback of 38 feet instead of 40 feet. That will allow for additional space on the Whittier Boulevard, Collier said. In addition, the city and the developer must reach agreement on how much in park fees for green space must be paid to the city before a final tract map can be approved. Collier said the current city code would require between $2 million and $2.5 million for park space. Developer Hagop Sargisian has said a more reasonable figure would be $300,000. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A 96-unit condominium project approved late Monday by the Planning Commission is expected to jump-start plans to transform Whittier Boulevard on the east side of town from commercial to residential. The condos will be built by the Beverly Hills-based HDS Group at 16050 and 16110 Whittier Blvd., where Whittier Dodge and Isuzu dealerships were located. The nearly 5-acre site is now vacant. “This is a good benchmark for Whittier Boulevard,” said Commissioner Fernando Dutra. “I’m looking forward to seeing it built.” This will be the second residential project approved by the city for that area, but it is much larger than the first. The Planning Commission last year approved a 10-unit condominium project further east. The Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan – approved in June 2005 – calls for the area east of Santa Gertrudes Avenue to be transformed from commercial to residential. Charles Claver, long-time member of the Whittier Conservancy, praised the project. “How exciting to have the first one,” Claver said. “To finally see this coming to fruition is exciting. This is the catalyst project. We know other developers are looking at projects in this area.” Still, there were questions and a divided vote by the Planning Commission. Commissioner Harry Stone, who was the lone no vote, said he didn’t like allowing 25 parking spaces for the condominium outside its borders in the alley to the south.