WITH A STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN APPROACH THAT IS NOTHING SHORT OF GAME CHANGING, THE GEMLIFE MORETON BAY COUNTRY CLUB CREATES NEW BENCHMARKS, SETTING THE STAGE FOR A RENAISSANCE IN OVER-50S LIVING FOR THE MODERN BUYER. WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE ARCHITECTURAL FINESSE MEETS ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY, WHERE LUXURY, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRADITION MELD SEAMLESSLY, AND WHERE LIVING WELL TRANSCENDS GENERATIONS.
Contemporary in form and designed to be climatically responsive, the architecture of the 4040sqm Country Club – which overlooks a tranquil nine-hectare lake – has been inspired and informed by the over-50s lifestyle resort’s spectacular surroundings and the ambition for natural preservation.
GemLife Director and CEO Adrian Puljich said the design was testament to the art of architectural innovation, with the Country Club mirroring the master planned resort’s multiple recreational hubs with two sprawling pavilions connected by a sweeping roof form.
“Between the two pavilion buildings, under a towering common roof of 8.5 metres at its highest point, is a spacious open area that serves as a central courtyard. This area will be beautifully landscaped to capture green aspects from the interiors, encourage pedestrian connectivity, as well as delivering a blissful sense of connection to the wider environment,” Adrian said.
“At the far end of this space will be more lush, landscaped areas, a large resort-style 1.2m deep infinity-edge outdoor pool with spa, outdoor shower, poolside and garden sunlounge areas, wonderful outdoor dining spaces, including an undercover barbecue area with pizza oven,” he said.
“The outdoor areas of the Country Club precinct front the peaceful waters of the resort’s largest lake, and residents will be able to access a private island via a bridge – giving them a perfect place to get in touch with the beauty of nature.”
“The design of the external space reflects a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality, with ample seating, giving plenty of comfortable spots for relaxation and socialising. It will create an inviting atmosphere for gatherings and events.”
The buildings’ exteriors boast a modern, clean design that frames the landscape and references a natural material palette of stone, timber-look cladding, and artfully placed screening devices.
INSIDE THE COUNTRY CLUB
Embracing the spirit of a resort-style community, the first of the two buildings – the beachside pavilion – will exude contemporary flair but in an understated way that manages to feel grounded in tradition with a strong sense of place.
This pavilion will be home to a large grand ballroom with dance floor and stage, a bar, a stylish lounge area which overlooks the outdoor pool, in addition to a hair salon, a commercial-grade kitchen, plus consultation and meeting rooms.
Adrian said the interiors would be heavily influenced by the site’s geographical beauty, skilfully interwoven with modern-day luxury.
“The Country Club interiors will boast a palette of natural materials and colours in organic tones and textures, dominated by earth-based neutrals and soothing greens,” he said.
“The team will be taking inspiration from the site’s natural flora and waterscapes and will feature textiles and original artwork that captures elements of this, and beautiful high-quality furnishings to complement.”
Inside the second Country Club building, the lakeside pavilion, serene water views can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling glass windows from the north and west.
This wing of the Country Club accommodates a huge games room with a lounge area, virtual golf, wine room with a luxurious adjacent lounge, ten-pin bowling alley, cinema, arts studio, library, music room and more.
Adrian said the Country Club design not only fostered a vibrant sense of community but also championed an active and health-conscious way of life, perfectly aligning with the lifestyle aspirations catered for at GemLife.
Through clever spatial planning, the GemLife Moreton Bay Country Club precinct has been oriented to maximise natural sunlight, capitalise on views, while minimising the impact on existing environmental features.
Adrian said the holistic approach to the entire development would create a legacy for the area, setting a benchmark for high quality architectural and urban design outcomes.
“We’ve opted for a sustainably driven contemporary take on the Queensland resort lifestyle that prioritises environmentally responsible ambitions. The overarching objective is to create a unique and special place – respectful to the natural context where residents, visitors, and the surrounding community take ownership and pride in the environment in which they live,” he said.
“The end result is an interesting, respectful and organic master plan that enhances the sense of place for the community while delivering an eco-luxe experience for homeowners. GemLife Moreton Bay will be a sophisticated enclave that redefines the very essence of over-50s living – not only in the region, but Australia-wide.”