THE most expensive trophy home ever sold in Brisbane will hit the market within days, and word is that there are already overseas buyers eyeing off the city’s hottest property.
The sprawling clifftop statement house at 1 Leopard Street sold for a whopping $18,488,888 back in January 2017, smashing the Brisbane price record for a single sale.
The Kangaroo Point mansion was bought off City Motor Auction Group boss Angelos Russo and his wife Sandra, who went on to buy a five-bedroom property in Ascot for $4.25 million.
But the current Chinese owners, Zijian Zheng and Huihui Zhai said circumstances meant the time had come to sell.
“What we’ve loved about the home is the stunning 180 degree views that capture the city, river and beyond,” Mr Zheng said.
“It has been one of our favourite places to live and we’re sad to be selling, however, we have moved overseas for work purposes.”
To date, the Kangaroo Point mansion remains one of Brisbane’s most expensive estates, with only billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s sprawling riverfront property at Hawthorne pipping it at the post at a combined $18.5 million.
That total includes the sale of the $14 mansion and the $4.5 million transfer of an adjoining land parcel by one of Rinehart’s companies, Wingfield Ave Pty Ltd.
The Kangaroo Point trophy home is positioned on the cliffs of Kangaroo Point and has 71m of uninterrupted city and river views.
Spanning three storeys, the statement residence has Saint Lorraine marble flooring imported from Greece, five oversized bedrooms, several living areas and recreational rooms and an array of formal and informal entertaining and catering areas.
The master suites features a wall of glass to make the most of the views, his and hers walk-in wardrobes, and an ensuite featuring Calacatta marble.
The kitchen has top quality finishes and appliances, and its own scullery, and has easy access to the self-contained and airconditioned barbecue area, which is equipped with a Teppanyaki grill and wood fire pizza.
Outside there is also a heated infinity lap pool and spa that runs the length of the cliff edge.
Other features include a temperature controlled wine cellar finished with white birch and leather detailing with views of the city and Story Bridge, a home office with its own kitchenette and outdoor barbecue and dining area, and an adjoining board room and a fully equipped gym and steam room.
There is also several secure children’s play areas, a soundproof cinema room with surround sound and big screen projector and a six car garage with direct access to the house.
The property will go out to tender, and will hit the open market on May 27. It is listed with Place New Farm agent Heath Williams.
“This is arguably one of the best positions and most prestigious homes in Brisbane,” Mr Williams said.
“Up until now, we’ve been working with clients from my national and international database, which has already generated a number of inspections, however, the owner has decided to take it to the public marketplace.”