SUSAN Pierce scoured the globe sourcing bespoke items to revive her prized waterfront mansion to its former glory as one of many Coast’s most iconic properties.

From one-of-a-kind wallpaper handpainted in Germany to conventional brass gentle fittings discovered within the markets of Marrakech, the outstanding South Australian developer spared no time or expense refurbishing the property at 5681 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove.

5681 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove.


5681 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove.


Ms Pierce mentioned renovating the mansion over three years was a “labour of affection”, however with the pandemic stopping her from travelling to Queensland the time had come to half with the trophy house, listed by way of Amir Status with a revised sale worth of $13.75 million.

“I used to be dwelling between Adelaide and Queensland and I had at all times wished to dwell on Anchorage Terrace as a result of it’s the most prestigious avenue in Sanctuary Cove,” mentioned Ms Pierce, managing director of the Pierce Group of Firms identified for constructing a string of aged care amenities in South Australia.

“Somebody confirmed me the home and I fell in love, as a result of they only don’t make homes like that anymore.

“It’s a very stately house, extra such as you’d anticipate finding in Level Piper or Vaucluse, with the symmetry, the grandeur and the completely very good stability of design.”

5681 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove.



Ms Pierce bought the compound in 2008, investing in a brand new jetty affording direct entry to the Nerang River, a designer kitchen, 500-bottle wine cellar and spacious new toilet for the master bedroom.

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“I undertook to fully refurbish the property, from the waterfront proper by way of to the entrance gate, and the extent we went to has actually been a labour of affection, proper right down to having all of the soil within the backyard replanted,” Ms Pierce mentioned. “The home is of such a scale that there’s nothing you should buy off the shelf that will do it justice, so all of the furnishings is bespoke and has been made for the home.

5681 Anchorage Terrace, Sanctuary Cove.



The posh property occupies a northeast dealing with 2360 sqm plot with 38 m waterfrontage, and contains 5 bedrooms, six loos, a bar, video games room, fitness center and cinema.

Wrought iron gates open onto a personal roundabout with a mature Jacaranda and manicured hedges as its centrepiece. Inside, a cathedral top lobby makes an opulent assertion with sweeping staircases, marble flooring and a glowing chandelier.

“I labored with a designer to decide on items and finishes from around the globe that work superbly with its gorgeous location and standing as probably the most iconic home in Sanctuary Cove,” Ms Pierce mentioned.

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