IT looks like a standard townhouse from the street but little do passers-by know, it has been expertly designed for a large family.
Owners Elizabeth and Billy Preston bought the Coolangatta property in 2010 with the intention of demolishing the existing house to build a new one.
With eight children between them, they needed to make good use of the 506sq m block.
“It had to have a couple of separate living areas,” Mrs Preston said.
“Everyone had their own little zone.”
The three-storey contemporary house, which was built in 2012, has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The ground level is dedicated to a five-car garage.
Upstairs is the main living area.
At one end there’s the kitchen, living and dining area, which opens onto a covered alfresco area, while there are three bedrooms and a lounge room, which opens onto an alfresco area with pool, at the other.
On the top floor, there are four other bedrooms including the main, which has a walk-in-wardrobe, ensuite and deck.
Mrs Preston said the outlook to Coolangatta beach was one of the house’s best features.
They were sad to leave but said it was time to move on. “It’s been a good family home, it’s just time for a change,” Mrs Preston said.