Guy Sebastian puts finishing touches on controversial multimillion-dollar Maroubra home
The nightmare appears to be finally over for Guy Sebastian’s neighbours as The Voice judge’s two-and-a-half year mammoth construction project ends and the family of four moves in.
While workmen are still coming and going from the grand Maroubra compound, an open garage shows children’s play equipment, a slick black boat and gig equipment sitting in the driveway.
Jules Sebastian, a fashion stylist, presenter and founder of The Sebastian Foundation, and the pair’s two sons, Hudson and Archie, have also been spotted pulling up the front and going into the home.
Since the couple dropped $3.1 million on the eastern suburbs pad back in 2013 and then began works in 2016, the site has attracted plenty of attention for all the wrong reasons.
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Starting to take shape! @joesnelldesign you are an artist. @profile_property_group
Locals have been vocal about the ongoing construction with one former neighbour saying he was selling up after an exterior wall to his house was damaged during the extended works.
The unidentified man told media in 2017 that Guy’s concrete bunker wasn’t a house, but “a fortress” and further described the L-shaped 1341sq m site as a “demolition nightmare”.
Sebastian opened up at the time on Hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt show about his “angry” neighbour.
“I’ve got one of those neighbours and he’s a bit filthy at everyone,” he explained on air.
“He’s one of those guys on the street that sits out the front screwing his eyes up at everyone,” Sebastian said.
By early December the Australian Idol winner told The Kyle & Jackie O Show that the family was counting on finishing 2018 at the address.
“I reckon we’ll be in by New Year’s … I have faith!” he said, however construction continued.
The Sebastians purchased the five-bedroom home at auction, but later chose to bulldoze the original house to make way for their contemporary dream home.
On the original block there had been a pool and tennis court and it is believed the new Sebastian compound with still have those family-friendly features as well as ocean views.
Before buying in Maroubra, the musician and his wife had been living in another beachside neighbourhood in Sydney’s east.
They sold that four-bedroom Clovelly residence under the hammer in 2013 for $2.22 million.
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Could think of worse places to do the washing up!
But Maroubra isn’t the only coastal spot the Sebastians have to retreat to.
Prior to offloading their Clovelly home, the high-profile pair bought a waterfront holiday house in Gerroa on the NSW South Coast.
That four-bedroom house, which overlooks Seven Mile Beach, cost the couple $1.015 million before they also renovated it.
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