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Quade Cooper and Laura Dundovic’s home goes under the hammer

Written by The ReReport

Celebrity couple rugby star Quade Cooper and former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic’s stunning home went under the hammer this morning.

But the star couple will have to go back to the market after the property failed to sell when it was called this morning.

More than 100 people turned out at Ray White Queensland’s in-room auctions today, where 14 properties were set for the gavel, including Cooper’s Bulimba home.

Despite the event starting with a bang – as a 386ha property at Tarzali sold for $2.67 million – not a single bid was taken on Cooper’s luxury home.


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Rugby star Cooper, who has signed with the Melbourne Rebels, spoke exclusively to The Courier-Mail when they listed the property last month.

Former Miss Universe and model Dundovic when they purchased the property in 2015, they new what they wanted.

“We just needed help to make that happen,” she said.

Cooper bought the property for $1.845 million and lived in it for about a year before jetting off to play in France.

The house was barely a decade old, but Cooper said he had always planned to renovate the property upon his return.

In late 2017, and back in Brisbane, the couple engaged a local building firm to transform the house, admitting that they had hoped to do a lot of the work themselves but then found they needed help.

Almost every inch of the house was given a makeover, including the removal of a section of concrete to put in a grass lawn for their “two boys” — Chuck and Riddick, American Staffordshire terriers.


When it came to the interiors, Dundovic said they poured over designs on Instagram and Pinterest, with Cooper admitting he was a bit ‘OCD about symmetry’.

“I really like straight lines,” he said.

“At my old house there was a door that didn’t line up with the window and it drove me nuts for a year so I had to get the builders in to fix that and then I was happy.”

Cooper said the end result at the Bulimba home meant he was “very zen” thanks to “all that symmetry”.

Cooper said they had not planned on leaving the house so soon, but “you can’t always predict the future”.

The couple have already set their sights on finding their next project, and have been actively looking at renovators delights in Brisbane or a block of land near the beach on the Gold Coast.

In the meantime, they have rented accommodation in Melbourne, buying them some time to check out that local property market.

The Cooper Residence at 34 Addison Avenue was listed with Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot.


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