There’s plenty of space in the backyard to entertain. Ms Forgan-Smith said the location was her favourite aspect of the property and was the perfect spot to raise their children, who were aged three and five when they moved in. “It’s so close to everything but you get the feeling that you’re far away,” she said. “It’s a lovely residential street, some residents have been there for 60 years.“It has got the community feel about it.” Surfers Paradise Beach, boutique shops, parklands and schools are all close by. The property is set to head under the hammer on March 27 and 5.30pm with Denise Allan, Professionals Surfers Paradise agent Denise Allan marketing the property. It was designed to suit the Gold Coast’s tropical climate. Mr Forgan-Smith, an architect, said the house was known as being appropriate for the tropics. “It’s designed for the climate, with good connection between indoor and outdoors,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“In this climate we spend our time outside in the shade or inside looking out and there’s glass connecting those spaces. “We wanted to keep it simple and small in area but maximise the feeling of space.” MORE NEWS: Luxurious Mudgeeraba estate poised to set suburb recordMORE NEWS: How stars and richlisters do holidays 55 Amalfi Drive, Isle of Capri, is set to go under the hammer March 27. A unique design, effortless connection between indoor and outdoor living and spacious living areas — this Isle of Capri home was made for Queensland. Owners Glenda and Greg Forgan-Smith built the three-bedroom property at 55 Amalfi Drive in 1993. The kitchen has been stylishly updated. The house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study across the single-level floorplan. An updated kitchen with soft-close drawers takes centre stage and services the two living areas. The backyard was made for entertaining with a covered alfresco area, shaded gazebo, pool and a fish pond. The three-bedroom house was built by its current owners.