Canal homes of the Gold Coast

Award-winning design and striking water views are just hints of the luxuries held within these Gold Coast canal homes. Here we look at the top 10 Gold Coast canal homes on Luxury List.

1. ‘Tulsa’

Pictured: 101 Commodore Drive Surfers Paradise. For sale by Robert Graham of Ray White – Prestige Surfers Paradise. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Ray White – Prestige Surfers Paradise.

This brand-new residence draws together classic architectural design and grand aesthetics in a residence of approx. 1,326sqm, boasting the only approved waterfront helicopter landing pad on the entire Gold Coast.

With 30 metres of direct water frontage and 7 car garage, however you choose to arrive – by car, boat or helicopter – you won’t be short of things to do, with waterside pool, office, library, 8-seat home theatre, grand formal bar room, powered workshop and plenty of terraces to enjoy the breathtaking long water views.

For more photos visit our listing for 101 Commodore Drive Surfers Paradise on Luxury List.

2. French Chateau with up-state New York influence

Pictured: 31 Buccaneer Court Surfers Paradise. Sold by Russell Rollington and Bob Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise and Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach. As seen on Luxury List. Image by First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise.

Having undergone an extensive 18-month rebuild and reconfiguration by Michelle Marsden Design, this majestic residence in French Chateau style maximises every inch of its enviable size against a backdrop of the twinkling lights of Surfers Paradise.

The iconic estate enjoys spectacular views from both the new in-ground pool and spa, with an alfresco including outdoor gas fireplace, BBQ, TV and outdoor hot & cold shower, as well a private white sandy beach, double boat ramp, shed and pontoon able to accommodate the largest of deep-water vessels.

For more photos visit our listing for 31 Buccaneer Court Surfers Paradise on Luxury List.

For more information read our article on 31 Buccaneer Court Surfers Paradise here.

Get to know designer Michelle Marsden

3. ‘Allegra’

Pictured: 4 King Charles Drive Sovereign Islands. Under contract by Carol Carter of Sotheby’s International Realty Queensland. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Sotheby’s International Realty Queensland.

Located in the Gold Coast’s premier gated estate, ‘Allegra’ occupies a north point position with waterfrontage of approx. 56m. Waterside terraces access the swimming pool and boat mooring, with a serviced pontoon complete with docks for a jet-ski and a runabout, ideal for a large ocean-going vessel.

For the ultimate in-home entertaining, the basement level not only features garaging for up to 10 cars and a gym with sauna and bathroom, but also boasts an underground nightclub with commercial-sized bar, powerful sound system and multi-coloured LED light panels set into the charcoal granite floor.

For more photos visit our listing for 4 King Charles Drive Sovereign Islands on Luxury List.

4. Sovereign Island distinction

Pictured: 38 Brittanic Crescent Sovereign Islands. For sale by Michael Kollosche of Kollosche. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Kollosche.

Designed by award-winning architect, Bayden Goddard, and completely rebuilt, this Sovereign Island home is perched on a wide expanse of water with superb Broadwater views.

Entertain in the rec room with full bar facilities and temperature-controlled wine cellar, or head outside to the waterfront alfresco area with professional Teppanyaki bar and outdoor kitchen, heated saltwater pool and sunken fire pit encircled with bench seating.

For more photos visit our listing for 38 Brittanic Crescent Sovereign Islands on Luxury List.

Get to know architect Bayden Goddard

5. Monaco on Broadbeach 

Pictured: 49 Monaco Street Broadbeach Waters. Sold by Jordan Williams of JW Prestige Agents. As seen on Luxury List. Image by JW Prestige Agents.

Close to the exciting entertainment precincts of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, this striking riverfront home faces north to take in wide water and skyline views.

Designed by renowned architect Michael Witty, the home’s creative floor plan flows across multiple levels featuring high-end materials like fossilized shell stone terraces and black marble as well as a courtyard garden designed by internationally acclaimed landscape designer Paul Bangay.

For more photos visit our listing for 49 Monaco Street Broadbeach Waters on Luxury List.

6. Isle of Capri executive living

Pictured: 25 The Corso Isle of Capri. For sale by Michael Kollosche of Kollosche. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Kollosche.

Uninterrupted views of Adams Basin, Girung Island and the Surfers Paradise skyline provide the backdrop to the stunning waterfront entertaining options of this Isle of Capri executive home.

Serviced by a full outdoor kitchen, guests can relax in the entertaining alfresco area with pool, sandy beach, pontoon and panoramic views, while inside a showpiece, glass-walled wine cellar and a vast living, dining and gourmet kitchen space integrate with the alfresco area via cavity retractable doors.

For more photos visit our listing for 25 The Corso Isle of Capri on Luxury List.

For more information read our article on 25 The Corso Isle of Capri here.

7. Relaxed Hamptons glamour

Pictured: 20 Neptune Court Surfers Paradise. For sale by Mashelle Jones of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Gold Coast. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Gold Coast.

Timeless in style and detail, this riverfront home enjoys over 20 metres waterfront with a private floating pontoon, waterfront boat and jet ski facilities and interior boatshed.

Designed with separate spaces for adults and children, the home’s open plan living areas bring the family together. Or for adventure seekers, just walk into the back yard and take to the water on jet skis or a boat.

For more photos visit our listing for 20 Neptune Court Surfers Paradise on Luxury List.

For more information read our article on 20 Neptune Court Surfers Paradise here.

Get to know designer Michelle Marsden

8. ‘The Point’

Pictured: 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters. Sold by Jordan Williams of JW Prestige Agents. As seen on Luxury List. Image by JW Prestige Agents.

A superb 60m of wide waterfront awaits at this Mermaid Waters home, enhanced by a covered dining terrace with a Bose outdoor sound system, 12m pool with sitting ledge and waterfall, sun deck and private jetty, all nestled in manicured grounds and terraced gardens.

Inside, 18ft frameless glass windows border the formal lounging, dining and entertaining space taking in tranquil, wide water views.

For more photos visit our listing for 51-53 Portobello Drive Mermaid Waters on Luxury List.

9. Spectacular Surfers Paradise

Pictured: 85 Gibraltar Drive Isle of Capri. Sold by Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Ray White Broadbeach.

Blessed with 13.7m waterfrontage, every square inch of this Isle of Capri home was carefully hand selected to impress, including a bespoke inlaid marble dining room table and a supersized cinema room with plush carpet sourced from a Monte Carlo casino.

The home’s vast lounge room flows seamlessly out to an alfresco terrace, overlooking a heated pool, tiled spa and set against the backdrop of a private sandy beach and superb skyline views.

For more photos visit our listing for 85 Gibraltar Drive Isle of Capri on Luxury List.

For more information read our article on 85 Gibraltar Drive Isle of Capri here.

10. Sanctuary Cove estate

Pictured: 5705 Anchorage Terrace Sanctuary Cove. As seen on Luxury List. Image by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Sanctuary Cove.

Enjoying a stunning waterfront position with deep water pontoon on one of Sanctuary Cove’s most desirable streets, this elegant residence won the 2011 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Award for Best Individual Home.

Floor to ceiling glass walls allow unobstructed views of the Coomera River and nature reserve, while the infinity pool beside the commercial quality bar is the perfect place to taking in panoramic water views while sipping a cool beverage.