Having resided in some of the world’s most iconic cities, jet-setting couple Jonathan Mercer and his partner James Ellis have chosen the absolute beachfront of Surfers Paradise as their next home.
The couple has bought in the $111 million Northcliffe Residences tower, where they will live in a luxurious two-bedroom apartment.
The apartment is the latest in a series of unique homes for the footloose couple who have lived around the globe, from Vancouver and Tokyo to London and Sydney.
“In all the places our homes have reflected unique styles,” Jonathan said.
“From a beachside 1930s bungalow in Coogee and an 1880s Victorian Italianate converted hotel in Port Botany to a penthouse in central Tokyo.
“Our recent principal homes have included an ultra-modern boutique apartment in harbourside Woolloomooloo to resort-style chic at the Oracle Tower 1 in Broadbeach.”
Jonathan said they were attracted to Northcliffe Residences’ status as the city’s first absolute beachfront tower in a decade and its ‘residents only’ policy.
“Northcliffe’s unique position between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise gives it wonderful privacy and quiet amongst the bustling lifestyle that is the Gold Coast,” he said.
“The building and its design finishes and security features suit the lifestyle we lead of world travel, entertaining, and physical fitness.
“It is a unique property for owners who take pride in their home and value their privacy.”
And as their first-ever off-the-plan purchase, their Northcliffe Residences apartment will reflect bespoke touches that the couple have been able to add.
“Working with the developers on our requirements has been easy and enjoyable,” Jonathan said.
“We have upgraded to thicker kitchen counters, premium Bosch appliances, new dimmer light systems throughout, under cabinet lighting in the bathrooms and kitchen, and enclosed the refrigerator space for a more streamlined look.
“We’ve even ensured our new car will fit into the car elevator and car bay comfortably.
“And once it’s complete, the apartment will be outfitted with custom-made furniture, cabinetry, and motorised blinds from Japan.”
Sales have now reached $80 million in Northcliffe Residences, the Gold Coast’s most exclusive development for owner occupiers.
The 25-level project at 3 Northcliffe Terrace is under construction and being undertaken by Qingjian Group Co Ltd (CNQC), one of China’s largest development and construction companies.
Designed by renowned architect Cottee Parker, Northcliffe Residences offers 75 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a two-level penthouse with private rooftop pool and entertaining terrace, and four whole-floor sub-penthouses.
Each residence will feature an open-plan gourmet kitchen, modern and sophisticated bathrooms, ample and cleverly appointed storage spaces as well as floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the multimillion-dollar views.
Northcliffe Residences will feature an exclusive ocean-view beach club with a fully equipped gymnasium, steam room, sauna, surfboard storage and designated yoga area.
For more information on Northcliffe Residences please call 1800 880 080 or visit northclifferesidenes.com.au.