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08/08/2016, 11:17

15-year-old girl convinces her mother to sell their $5.95 million penthouse on the Gold Coast so she can have a DOG

A Gold Coast businesswoman has finally been persuaded to sell her $5.95 million penthouse after her teenage daughter spent years lobbying for a dog.

The businesswoman is putting her luxury Mermaid Beach property up for sale and is looking to upgrade to a waterfront home that would be more suited to a pet.

She works for her family's company, which specialises in property development and running thoroughbred racing stables, and said her 15-year-old daughter had been a major factor in the choice to settle elsewhere.

A Gold Coast businesswoman has finally been persuaded to sell her $5.95 million penthouse after her teenage daughter spent years lobbying for a dog. There is a rooftop garden for entertaining, a lap pool, a heated spa and a steam room

The businesswoman is putting her luxury Mermaid Beach property up for sale and is looking to upgrade to a waterfront home

'She's been dog crazy since she could walk and I keep saying to her, "when you turn 16 you can have one", and she hasn't dropped it yet,' the businesswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

The building does have a pet friendly policy but she felt it would be better to keep a dog in a house.  

As her daughter gets closer to the age of 16, her mother thinks it is a good time to move on and fulfil her dream of owning a dog as well as giving her a home that can also be a teenager's retreat, while still staying local.

But the businesswoman said it was a tough decision to leave behind a truly 'unique and one-of-a-kind' penthouse.

'We will be sad to say goodbye but unfortunately we can't have it all and it is time for [my daughter] and myself to find our beachfront property to build our dream home on soon,' she said.

'And then maybe, just maybe she can have her dog she's always wanted. That's a definite maybe.' 

The mother bought the apartment in 2006 after hunting around for the perfect home for her and her then five-year-old daughter.

She said the north-facing views that took in the 'spectacular' ocean and skyline views was what attracted her to the property. 

The businesswoman, who works for her family's company involved in the horse racing industry, said her 15-year-old daughter had been a major factor in the choice to settle elsewhere

She said her daughter had been begging her to get a pet for years. Pictured is one of the penthouse's bathrooms

The penthouse at the prestigious Hedges Avenue address is not short on space, covering 743 square metres. Above is one of the three bedrooms

The businesswoman purchased the apartment just over 10 years ago for a cool $4.5 million and renovated it to her taste with chandeliers, hardwood floors and stone walls

The Hedges Avenue address in Mermaid Beach, which is known to locals as 'Millionaires' Row',  is also not short on space, covering 743 square metres.

It boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms and includes two parking spaces.

There is a rooftop garden for entertaining, a lap pool, a heated spa and a steam room.  

The businesswoman purchased the apartment for a cool $4.5 million and renovated it for $1 million to her taste with chandeliers, Sydney blue gum hardwood floors and stone walls.

'I wanted to create an individual and unique style of my own to be different from any other penthouse,' she told Daily Mail Australia.

'I set out to achieve this by balancing contemporary and traditional elements that brought comfort, warmth and an inviting ambience.

'The rooftop is amazing. I installed a glass internal lift which takes you directly to the upper level. 

'I wanted to create the perfect private oasis that is peaceful for those chill out days with a lap pool, spa, steam room, cabanas and yet also be able to entertain with a barbecue area, powder room, full serviceable kitchen including a dishwasher, microwave and an audio system.'

The property has only been on the market for a week but Kollosche Prestige Agents' Michael Kollosche said they already had a lot of interest.

'It'll appeal to interstate investors who are looking for a holiday home,' Mr Kollosche told Daily Mail Australia.

The property has only been on the market for a week but Kollosche Prestige Agents' Michael Kollosche said they already had a lot of interest

Mr Kollosche said the property would appeal to interstate investors who were looking for a holiday home

Mr Kollosche said he had also been fielding enquiries from potential buyers on the Asian market

'You got a lot of people they come to an age when they move off the beachfront once their kids move out and look for somewhere more manageable without a yard and have advantages of the entertaining areas of the roof.

'We've also been fielding enquiries from the Asian market.'

Mr Kollosche said the location was 'highly sought-after' as it was only an 800-metre walk down to Broadbeach and the north-east facing apartment would get sun all day.

A nearby church, which is visible from the penthouse, was also recently refurbished, so Mr Kollosche believed the uninterrupted views were 'pretty much guaranteed' for years to come.

The Hedges Avenue apartment is only a stone's throw away from major shopping centre Pacific Fair and is a short stroll to other shopping and nightlife venues - including Jupiters Casino

The penthouse also has its own private glass elevator and north-east facing views, which take in the beach and city skyline at night

Mr Kollosche said the location was 'highly sought-after' as it was only an 800-metre walk down to Broadbeach and the north-east facing apartment would get sun all day

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