16 Brighton Pde, Southport. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport.The home’s neutral palette gives it a fresh style while feature light fixtures, louvre windows and apex ceilings add character.Mrs Gallie said they spared no expense on the dream home.“The front room is probably the hero, everyone loves that main room,” she said. “I love the kitchen as well, and the floors were my pet.”The family were reluctant to sell because they were going to miss the house they had called home for so long. But they wanted to build again, maybe try a different style. “It’s going to be hard to leave,” Mrs Gallie said. RELATED: Property prince hits rich list top 3 16 Brighton Pde, Southport.“We’d seen his work and, from the first drawing, he know better than we did what we wanted,” she said. “We (knew we) wanted something Cape Cod meets Noosa. We really enjoyed the process. It was a labour of love in terms of choosing everything and building from scratch.”The house that stands on the Southport block today is a far cry from the ones they bought a decade ago.“It was basically two old houses that were joined together,” Mrs Gallie said.“We lived here for a couple of years and then completely demolished the place.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 16 Brighton Pde, Southport.BUILDING a house for the first time can be fraught with dangers but for Kate and Price Gallie, it was a labour of love.The couple enlisted Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard to design their Hamptons-style home.Mrs Gallie said it made a world of difference having a professional guide them through it. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport. “At the time when we finished building, we said it was our forever home,” Mrs Gallie said.It has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a seemingly endless list of luxury features.Among it’s standouts include Calacatta marble kitchen benchtops, a saltwater pool, an alfresco area with a built-in barbecue and separate teenager and parents’ retreats. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport.The 1553sq m property has dual street frontage on Bauer St and Brighton Parade.Mrs Gallie said they decided to build the house on one side so they could keep the other as a large backyard for their four boys.The house faces Brighton Parade because that is the side that has skyline views.All up, it took about 15 months to build.RELATED: Inside The Block’s hottest unit 16 Brighton Pde, Southport. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport.