15 Skiff Street SouthportA FUSION of French, Asian and Indian themes combine in this Southport home to create a spectacular design that owner Desley Truscott describes as the result of wanderlust. “It is a long story about how this home came together,” Mrs Truscott said. “But it had a lot to do with falling in love with a Frenchman.” Mrs Truscott who travels to France for six months at a time, bought the four-bedroom home nine years ago and renovated it extensively. 15 Skiff Street SouthportOozing style from every corner, the home has red entry doors, stone and pearl basins, checkerboard tiles, white timber shutters and Carrara marble.There are three outdoor entertainment areas and a shower with a feature stone wall. “I know it sounds odd, but I was searching for a home with a bit of soul,” Mrs Truscott said.“I was about to give up on buying a home at the Gold Coast until I got a call from my agent to have a look at 15 Skiff St. 15 Skiff Street Southport“I spend a lot of time in France and the culture of eating and entertaining has really rubbed off,” the grandmother-of-four said. “I measure a home’s success on the enjoyment of others when they visit and long lunches are good indication that the design is a success.“Everyone really likes dining in the secret garden and I always feel like I’m somewhere in Provence or Tuscany.“My proudest work is the spa-like outdoor shower. gcb realestate 15 Skiff Street Southport 22 Jnauary 2017The property has olive trees in front courtyard garden and Jasmine vines along the pool wall. 15 Skiff Street Southport“It is so peaceful and romantic taking an evening shower under the stars in total privacy.“Even when it’s raining, it is a perfect way to end the day.” Stone ice-buckets for dinner parties, a blackboard in the powder room for guests to write messages on and a large cabana with hanging lights are just some of the property highlights. 15 Skiff Street SouthportMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“I opened the door and thought it had the charm I was after but it needed a lot of work to turn it into a Zen-heaven.“My builder told me it would have been cheaper to knock it down but I thought that would spoil all the fun.”Mrs Truscitt who has been deisgning homes since 1987 said this property had all the important features she needed such as a north-facing pool, white walls and French doors.