THE spectacular Sunshine Coast holiday home of the man who built an empire on toilet brushes and brooms has hit the market with $12 million hopes.
The 13-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion at 32-36 The Anchorage, Noosa Waters, is expected to be one of the biggest sales of 2019 in Queensland.
The property known as ‘Hayven’ is owned by the late businessman, Donald Hay, who died from melanoma in July aged 76.
Mr Hay founded the company, Hayco, 35 years ago and built it into one of the world’s biggest brush makers — now shipping 200 million items a year to more than 60 countries.
Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty and Reed & Co. Estate Agents are co-marketing the property.
Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty principal Paul Arthur said the property was a testament to the owners’ extraordinary vision.
“The Hays were amazing pioneers, and this comes through in this home, which is one of the premier properties on the Eastern Seaboard,” Mr Arthur said.
Reed & Co principal Adrian Reed said the house was “a timeless masterpiece”.
“It is one of the most extraordinary homes to be built in Queensland, where attention has been given to every detail and decision,” Mr Reed said.
The house can sleep up to 32 guests and features onsite caretaker quarters, a maid’s quarters, a 25-metre pool, a championship tennis court, two jetties, a nightclub, a media room, a gym, a steam room, a four-car garage and a guest wing with eight bedrooms.
A separate family wing of the home includes the master suite with his and her bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes, plus bedrooms for the children.
Mr Hay’s wife, Maribi Hay, said that while the family would miss the home, she took heart in knowing it would be enjoyed by someone else.
“Hayven is a place we wanted people to come and have a good time,” Mrs Hay said.
“I hope the new owners enjoy the home as much as we did.”
Mr Hay’s sister, Juliet Hugo, said selling the home was bittersweet.
“Donald loved that house,” she said.
“He was very happy when he was there.
“Every year he had a boys’ week, where up to 20 men would come and play tennis, golf, go boating and just enjoy each other’s company.
“We have had family Christmases, a 60th and other special occasions there.”
Property analyst Terry Ryder of hotspotting.com.au regards the Sunshine Coast as the strongest housing market in Queensland at the moment, and one of the strongest in the country.
Mr Ryder said the region’s growth was being driven by infrastructure spending topping $20 billion.
Another high end property to hit the market in Noosa is a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom trophy home at 29-31 The Peninsula.
The Hollywood-style home is being marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate and features a rooftop terrace, two pools, a tennis court, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a cinema, a gym, a games room and a bar.