Keith Williams House
The 1980s, a decade famous for corporate highflyers, big money and lavish spending. Largely fuelled by massive 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. Keith 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.
There is an imposing entrance featuring a drivethrough, covered porte cochere leading to a doublestorey Mediterranean entry hall with marble flooring, grand staircases and custom-designed entrance doors.
On the ground floor are formal dining and living rooms, timbered billiards room, raised lounge area, spacious kitchen and an eight-seat cinema.
Mr and Mrs Williams sold the home for $2.5 million in 1999. There have been many subsequent owners but in 2013, it became the private residence of Sepehr and Flora Abedian.