first_img5705 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove is on the market.TRUCKING magnate Ian Cootes has put his spectacular Gold Coast riverfront home on the market.Mr Cootes and his wife Maria, who are both based in Melbourne, bought their Sanctuary Cove block in 2008. The kitchen. The living areas open out the terrace and pool.“We’ve been at Sanctuary Cove for over 20 years,” Mr Cootes said.“When we saw that block of land on Anchorage Terrace we decided we would buy it with the intention of selling our other Sanctuary Cove property. There was a very high standard in Anchorage Terrace and we wanted to add to it.” The pair, who have seven children and 14 grandchildren between them, enlisted architect Paul Ziukelis and builder JM Buildling Development to bring their vision to life. The house took eight months to build and was completed in 2010. Its street appeal is evident — the house stands out with it contemporary facade which contrasts a white exterior with river stone cladding. A sight to behold!“The bar opens up and cantalivers out to the outdoor living area which joins the pool,” he said.The couple, who stay in the property at least once a month, said they were sad to be selling but the time was right to move on. “We just love Sanctuary Cove,” he said.“The main reason we’ve put the house on the market is we have family and business in Melbourne and we need to be in Melbourne more than we need to be in Queensland.” From the front.Inside, your eyes are drawn to the gallery-styled double ceiling height foyer while the riverfront location is taken advantage of with floor to ceiling windows. Constructed using top-quality materials, finishes and appliances, the residence was crowned the 2011 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing and Construction Award for best individual home. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe view is evident as soon as you step inside.The house features an open-plan design with several living and dining areas that open up to the infinity-edge self-cleaning pool and terrace. A 10m island bench takes centre stage in the kitchen while Gaggenau appliances and Gessi sink mixers creates a functional yet stylish space. “We imported the kitchen from Italy,” Mr Cootes said. “It’s a magnificent kitchen with a lot of stainless steel and marble.”Other standout features include a bar with Calcutta marble benchtop and a temperature-controlled 400-bottle wine room. ON THE MARKET 5705 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove Agent: John and Marie Manning, and Paul Arthur, Queensland Sotheby’s International RealtyFeatures: Northeast facing, garden terraces, pontoonArea: 1147sq mPrice: Offers over $5 millionInspections: By appointmentlast_img read more