Gold Coast property used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series Lunatics up for grabs
AN extravagant Gold Coast mansion that featured in an equally over-the-top Netflix series has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.
The Sovereign Islands mansion graced the small screen in Chris Lilley’s controversial mockumentary series Lunatics.
It was used in the first episode as character Quentin Cook, a smug and incompetent real estate agent with a large behind who dreams of being a famous DJ and street artist, was trying to sell.
The 10-part series, which was written by and stars Lilley, premiered on Netflix in April.
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Owner Leo Nipperess and partner Brett Park bought the property five years ago and spent more than half a million dollars renovating it.
Mr Nipperess saw it as a fun opportunity when a talent scout knocked on their door and asked to feature the property in show.
“There were three other houses on Sovereign Islands used but ours was the major one,” he said.
“It was quite amusing, there were about 25 people who turned up in mini vans just to look at the house and check it was OK.
“They used the house for the day, filmed there, had a DJ set-up, they also made a joke (in the episode) about it having two dishwashers — it was fun.”
Mr Nipperess said highlights of the property included a $15,000 chandelier, which took a professional cleaner nine hours to polish, and a dressing room hidden behind a wall of mirrors.
“We were renovating because we wanted to live there forever but we like projects and get bored so now it’s finished we are ready for our next project,” he said.
Alex Phillis Real Estate director Alex Phillis, who is listing the property at 6 Queen Guineveres Place alongside Brian Phillis, said it was grand but also very private.
“It’s a house that is so rare for Sovereign Islands, it’s something you’d expect to see in Toorak, Melbourne, with a price tag of $6 to $8 million,” he said.
“The talent scout had a brief to find something absolutely spectacular and so they found this and knocked on the door.
“It’s a cool thing to have your house featured in a Netflix series, the owners certainly didn’t do it for the money.”
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house hit the market this week with a $3.6 million price tag.
“The word spectacular gets thrown around a lot in real estate but this house really is,” Mr Phillis said.
“It’s had a huge transformation and everything has been nailed perfectly — you can see a lot of thought and planning has gone into it and everything is high end and over the top.”
The Gold Coast had a lead role in the series Lunatics with several other locations used for filming, including Bond University, Platinum Nightclub, Murwillumbah furniture stores and an old house at Tweed Heads.
Logie winner Lilley is well-known for his comedy shows, including Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga.