Gold Coast businessman’s Carrara mansion snapped up in three days for $6.3 million
A RARE acreage property at the heart of the Gold Coast has changed hands in an eye-watering $6.3 million deal days after it hit the market.
The local buyers wasted no time snapping up the 4000sq m Carrara property on Maryland Ave in fear another bidder would beat them to it.
Kollosche agent Eddie Wardale, who marketed the residence with agency director Michael Kollosche, said it had attracted a “ridiculous amount” of interest.
“All of the inquiries that we received had all come from local buyers,” he said.
“From the perfectly manicured gardens to the gorgeous layout, it just oozes luxury lifestyle and that’s why there was so much inquiry.”
Mr Wardale said it was a rare offering given its size and position in the middle of suburbia.
“The demand for prestige acreage waterfront properties we find to be very high,” he said.
“There’s only so many places, it’s pretty rare.
“Confidence in the prestige sector is increasing and we’re seeing far more transactions happening.”
Vendor Adrian Puljich, who is the general manager at Living Gems Over 50s Lifestyle Resorts, and wife Jessica were left in awe after inspecting the luxurious residence prior to buying it in 2016.
“The house in its entirety immediately impressed us — it had such a great vibe,” Ms Puljich said.
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“I remember it was dusk and I stood at the edge of the alfresco area and looked out over the landscaped backyard towards the river and it literally took my breath away.”
The British Colonial-style home has a mix of classic and eclectic interiors that paint a picture of the couple’s life.
“Interior design is all about storytelling,” she said.
“Every room is a self-portrait of our favourite things from our travels and our life.”
The main bedroom’s glamorous edge was a highlight for Ms Puljich but she loved the lounge room most.
“It’s wonderful, no matter the season,” she said.
“In the winter we draw the blinds, close it off and curl up by the fire, making it a really romantic room.
“While in the warmer weather it integrates with the alfresco area and opens right up with views of the grounds and pool.”
The pair splashed more than $7 million on another Carrara mansion that was built by former motorcycle champion Barry Sheene 30 years ago.