The Chanel-inspired Gold Coast Mansion by New Zealand artist Lillianna Cruickshank
The New Zealand-born artist and his daughter designed the house that pays homage to Coco Chanel. Photo / Ray White
A New Zealand-born artist spent four years remodeling an abandoned six-bedroom house, turning it into a tribute to fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Lillianna Cruickshank and her daughter Celine, 17, have completely transformed the Gold Coast mansion, which is coming under a hammer this month.
The fashionista duo combined their passions for fashion and interior design to create a glamorous space that is a tribute to one of the most prestigious style icons of all time.
“I was a bit of a model when I was younger and fell in love with Chanel,” the Kiwi-born artist told the Daily Mail in Australia.
“She was outspoken, witty and a little bit outgoing. Just a fabulously impressive woman.”
It took the mother and daughter duo four years to completely redesign and redecorate the house, which sits on a 3-acre estate in Worongary, 7.5 miles from the Gold Coast.
The remodel alone cost $ 1.6 million.
The house features many works of art by mother and daughter duo Cruickshank, including chalk quotes from Chanel herself on blackboards, covering the walls from floor to ceiling.
For fashionista Kiwi, the best part of the house is the bookcase, which includes a chalkboard with the quote: “Change your thoughts and change your life.
Cruickshank bought the Queensland villa in 2017. It was in desperate need of a renovation.
The house is now filled with luxurious accessories and statement pieces, which combine in a flamboyant decor that certainly cannot be described as subtle.
The house has a large lagoon swimming pool and patio doors that open onto a terrace inspired by the traditional design of French chateaux.
According to listing agent Sabrina Chen, who oversees the sale of the property for Ray White, demand for such a unique home is difficult to predict.
The auction will take place on June 19.