North Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cooke“When the kids finish school they plan to sell the house on the river and move into the penthouse,” Mr Calvisi said.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“They’re basically future downsizers.”The two-level apartment has an endless list of luxury features including a rooftop entertaining terrace with a glass edged pool, wine cellar and cold room.MORE: The Block couples’s tips for improving your home MORE: Coast’s ‘Brady Bunch’ selling house What a pool! Photo: Mindi CookeA LEISURELY stroll along Burleigh Heads has set a Gold Coast family back $5.02 million with a luxury penthouse purchase.David Calvisi, of Synergy Property Partners, said the penthouse at North Residences wasn’t on the market but interest throughout its construction caused the developer to reconsider.“Along the way we had quite a lot of interested parties approach us,” he said.“People were walking along Burleigh, seeing the building and calling our architects, and even the town planner.”The family who bought the 472sq m penthouse owns a riverfront house on the Gold Coast and plans to use the penthouse at weekends. North Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cooke North Residences at Burleigh Heads. Photo: Mindi Cooke Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 North Residences, at 296 The Esplanade, includes seven beachfront apartments in a residential-only building.Mr Calvisi said the design and high-end finishes were comparable to boutique apartment towers in Melbourne or Sydney.“We would look down on the street and see people standing there looking up and taking photos,” he said. “In my opinion the level of detail there is almost too good for the Gold Coast.”Architects Bureau Proberts worked the structure of each apartment to occupy an entire floor.Principal and project lead Kelly Geldard said Burleigh Heads was enjoying a rise in popularity, with a new generation of residents and travellers flocking to the area.“There’s a great deal of positive energy and excitement surrounding Burleigh at present and, as architects, we’re proud to make a contribution to the built environment of the area,” she said.The other six apartments at North Residences sold for prices between $2.9 and $5 million.Synergy Property Partners is also building Pacific Palm Beach, with all 15 apartments already sold.