Keith Williams House
The 1980s was a decade famed for corporate high flyers, big money and lavish spending. Largely fuelled by Japanese investment, it was an economic boom time for the Gold Coast.
This home was built in 1984 by tourism entrepreneur the late Keith Williams. Williams started his famous ski show in 1958 at the Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens at Carrara before developing Sea World in 1971.
The three-storey rendered brick mansion was designed by Brisbane architect Roger Parkin in grand southern Californian style. The imposing entrance features a drive through covered porte cochere leading to a double-story Mediterranean entry hall with marble flooring, grand staircases and custom designed entrance doors. The ground floor features formal living space, billiards room and an eight-seat cinema.
Williams sold the home for $2.5 million in 1999. In 2013, it became the private residence of your Gold Coast Open House hosts on the day, Sepehr and Flora Abedian.