Gold Coast architect Paul Uhlmann is selling his Fingal Head home

first_imgThe main living area of 30A Bambery Street Not a bad view.Mr Uhlmann had his eye on the block at 30A Bambery St for years prior to buying it and had a good idea of what he wanted to build. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The design is split level – it’s built into the hill,” Mr Uhlmann said.“That was why we wanted to get this piece of land because we thought it was one of the best blocks there. It’s a pretty rare piece of land.”He said the open living area flowed onto the courtyard on one side of the house and had views of the river on the other side.“We get about 3km of river views,” Mr Uhlmann said.“The other way, you can see the lights of Coolangatta.“Nearly everyone walks into it and goes, ‘I can’t believe you’re moving, it’s amazing’.”He said they decided to sell the much-loved family home because their children were going to school further north.“We got stuck doing too much driving, that was literally the only reason,” he said.Mr Uhlmann has worked as an architect for more than 30 years. 30a Bambery St, Fingal HeadAmong some of his most popular designs is the Gold Coast’s first ‘floating house’.He was fond of the design because it was an “interesting solution” to the complications that come with building on smaller blocks of sloping land.“The way some of the verandas are cut back, it’s very dramatic,” Mr Uhlmann said.The three-bedroom, two bathroom property features a sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit, a cinema room, an outdoor concrete bathtub and an indoor pool.The interior is a flow of matt black, copper and timber finishes, with timber framing the coast and city view.Mr Uhlmann said it was often hard to let go of the properties he had built.“There’s a couple you walk out of and go, ‘I could really live in that’,” he said.“You’re always trying to do the next job better than the last job.” 30a Bambery St, Fingal HeadHE’S the mastermind behind some of the Gold Coast’s most luxurious houses and now renowned architect Paul Uhlmann has put his own home on the market.His Fingal Head beach house has the cutting edge design expected of an architect’s home.Built into the hillside, it has a large bay window that makes the most of the views down the Tweed River.center_img 30a Bambery St, Fingal Head The courtyard of 30a Bambery Stlast_img