The ultimate beach home in the sky


Beachside living has been redefined with the unveiling of Queensland’s ultimate beach house.

Brisbane-based developer Bottega Group has unveiled the penthouse offering at its $52m, 17-storey luxury beach house tower, 123OBR.

Designed by global architectural firm Woods Bagot, the 529sqm (indoors and outdoors) penthouse is the jewel in the Broadbeach residential tower’s crown, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms and multiple living and dining areas.

The ultimate beach house in the sky, the penthouse offers the opportunity for a whole-floor basement garage with the capacity to accommodate 10-12 car spaces or an expansive wine cellar or private workshop. An exclusive, custom rooftop pool with a bar and lounge area, a reserved and private space accessible directly via a lift, is also available to the penthouse owner.

NPA Projects director Andrew Erwin says 123OBR’s penthouse is the ultimate experience of luxury beachside living on the Gold Coast.

“123OBR’s penthouse is a unique opportunity in that every element of the design has been carefully curated to speak to the opulence and intrinsic beauty of Gold Coast living at its very best,” he says.

“The sheer size of the penthouse imparts instant impact, which is further emphasised by elaborate, 3m-high ceilings that add even more volume to the space while inviting the show-stopping vistas from the ocean and hinterland in. Elegant gallery wall corridors, floor to ceiling glazing in the living and dining space, along with a warming fireplace and dedicated areas for a private study and gym space, complete the experience.”

The upper level of the penthouse is signposted by an oversized master retreat complete with a generous bathroom, a spacious walk-in robe and a deluxe shower reminiscent of a Turkish bath. The retreat includes a second dining area and a living space and powder room designed around a floating internal ‘ship’s bow’  – a clever design element used throughout the build.

Set to redefine beachside living on the Gold Coast, 123OBR’s full-floor apartments are bigger than the average home. A total of 14 ultra-luxe full-floor Residences and a private two-storey Beach House at ground level complete the residential tower design.

Each full-floor, ultra-luxe 224sqm beach house features three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and dining and living areas with full-height windows and balconies overlooking the ocean.

At the foot of the development, the 453sqm private, two-level Beach House features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, a separate laundry, home cinema, family room, wine cellar and private pool along with a private garden and balcony, four car spaces and storage.

Andrew says the development pays tribute to the traditional Queensland beach house with nostalgic design elements synonymous with Gold Coast living.

“123OBR features some classic beach house features wrapped up in an elevated, modern design that exudes the opulence of beachside living,” he says. “The divide of public and private areas in the home sees all living spaces facing east encapsulating ocean views, while the private sleeping pods are located at the hinterland end of the building providing

a cosy, private escape conducive to rest and relaxation.

“In true beach house-style, residents enter their beach home via the verandah, a space which effortlessly mediates the transition between public and private but also acts as a habitable breezeway that takes advantage of the elevated views, lights and sub-tropical climate.”

Resident-only facilities on a dedicated amenities floor on Level 5 act as a break in the rhythm of the tower. A cantilevered pool on the eastern elevation is framed by a deck that makes the most of beach and ocean views while protecting residents from prevailing ocean winds. A whole floor resort deck features communal spaces on the recreational floor include a lounging area by the pool, a library, office all encapsulated by lush tropical landscaping.

Bottega Group managing director Nick Malloch says the company’s first Gold Coast development has been thoughtfully created to celebrate life’s daily rituals by the beach.

“123OBR hones in on the beauty of living by the ocean, creating a living space that draws the surrounding natural environment into the home via the shifting of light, the change of the tides and the rise and fall of the sun,” he says.

Natural materials are used throughout the build including terrazzo tiles, stone benchtops, and warm, weathered timber finishes along with French Oak floors made from 150-year-old timber sourced from a farm in Burgundy. Each residence features only the finest finishes including V-Zug appliances throughout, instantaneous hot, cold and sparkling water plus the luxury of a butler’s pantry with sink and second dishwasher. An optional V-Zug Refresh Butler which accommodates the convenience of at-home dry cleaning is also available.

Currently, under construction, 123OBR is expected to be complete in 2023.