The surrounding area includes the expanding Gold Coast Arts precinct.“But the surrounding area has, with Isle of Capri and the development of the Gold Coast Art Centre, which I’ve walked to go to the movies and things, so there’s lots of exciting things happening but it remains a quiet enclave.”Ms Wheeler said she has also appreciated living in good company, with Gold Coast Acting Mayor, Donna Gates, next door.“It’s quite reassuring to live close to somebody from council because you tend to think it’s a good area and it will be looked after, which is the case.” Sunny and stunning.Downstairs, the entertaining areas are a standout, with the revamped kitchen, waterfront terrace and a wet bar complementing two separate downstairs living rooms and two outdoor undercover entertainment areas.Ms Wheeler has recently retired and is ready to move on, with fond memories of a relaxed lifestyle.“I think the nice part about living here was that the immediate area hasn’t changed much because it’s quiet,” the English teacher said. The kitchen has had a significant upgrade. The deck and pool setting overlook the water.The deck overlooking the alluring pool setting is now sleek timber. “It’s made it a lot more usable, a lot more attractive and brought it into the 21st century I suppose,” Ms Wheeler said. The house has been brought into the 21st century.The northeast facing residence also features a flexible floor plan with dual living made possible upstairs by the inclusion of two bedrooms, a large living area, bathroom, kitchenette and balcony. The northeast facing residence is at the heart of it all.“In many ways I am sad to sell, yes. It’s a lovely location,” said Ms Wheeler of the decision to move on from her Daimler Drive property after 15 years.Ms Wheeler, who moved from the UK to Australia 30 years ago, has enjoyed sharing her home with her two grown-up children after relocating from Brisbane. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoTime for a new home?“They’ve really enjoyed living on the Gold Coast and having close access to the waterways and beaches,” she said.Ms Wheeler made significant renovations to the residence, including upgrades to the kitchen, bathrooms and deck. “It was quite a major renovation, taking out the existing stairs which were solid concrete and putting more of a floating timber staircase in, and a brand new kitchen and granite tops,” she said. The property at 7 Daimler Drive catches the sun.A DAY in the life of an ‘Evandale Estate’ resident could include a stroll to Chevron Island, a day at the nearby Gold Coast Turf Club, driving a mere three minutes to the Southport Golf Club, shopping up a storm at Isle of Capri or, if you are like vendor Joanne Wheeler, walking over to spend quality time at the Gold Coast Art Centre.