Brisbane’s retro pornstar house sells for how much?!
A BRICK monstrosity with tartan carpets and soft porn wallpaper in an unassuming Brisbane suburb has sold under the hammer for $1.67 million.
The retro property on 1ha of land in Everton Park has been guarded by a giant carved eagle since the 1980s and looks like the home of a pornstar, with its tacky decor, leather-bound bar and sauna.
But that didn’t stop a crowd of around 150 interested buyers and onlookers streaming through its wrought iron gates at the weekend.
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The house at 179 Flockton Street, which was one of the most viewed properties on realestate.com.au in Australia during its marketing campaign, attracted 10 registered bidders at its Saturday auction.
Bidding started at $1 million and went up in increments of $50,000 before pausing at $1.53 million.
It was declared on the market at $1.625 million and then two contenders — a developer and a local owner-occupier — battled it out for the prize.
The hammer came down at $1.6725 million and the local bidder fist-pumped the air with joy.
Marketing agent Matthew Jabs of Place – Newmarket said the buyer planned to live in the home and run his motorcycle business out of it.
“It was pretty wild,” Mr Jabs said.
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Mr Jabs said the property left many stunned by its original condition.
“It’s really well built, but like walking into your uncle’s party house in the 80s,” he said.
“It’s one of the most unique houses I’ve ever seen.
“In the early 80s, the marble staircase cost $25,000 to build, so it would have been a statement house in its day.”
The house itself is a massive 700 sqm of internal living space across three levels.
Features include full-sized squash court with viewing platform and sauna, six bedrooms and four bathrooms.
There are rumpus rooms on two levels, a pool room, study, and a separate office with a bathroom attached to the garage.
Outside has a large pool area.
But it’s the bathroom adorned with custom-made wallpaper featuring hundreds of naked ladies that really took people by surprise during the open homes.
The property was a deceased estate offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1982.