From the visionaries behind the famed Palazzo Versace hotel, this grand Italianate villa gracing a private 3 acre estate high atop ‘Millionaires Ridge’ affording spectacular uninterrupted views North and East across greater Brookfield, Mt Coot-tha and the city is a purchasing opportunity that it as rare as it is unique.
The final word in indulgence and meticulous attention to detail, the grand 5 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom mansion with its liberal application of rare and exotic materiel of marble, Kashmiri gold granite and signature parquetry flooring is an enduring testament to what is possible when a world class developer, architecture and position combine.
Driving up a long tree lined drive through a secure gated entry to the estate majestically positioned on a plateau high atop the coveted ‘Millionaires Ridge’ you sweep up to a stately circular porte-cochere surrounding a distinctive bronze water feature, an appropriate entre to the architectural wonder that awaits.
They entry foyer is likewise a powerful statement of timeless elegance, this best exemplified in the unashamedly extravagant split oyster shell staircase adorned with intricate iron fretwork and marble that takes centre stage, its breathtaking magnificence accentuated by alabaster stone chandeliers.
The fully air-conditioned home with also has integrated surround sound across its broad interior spaces is a harmonious balance of indulgent living and entertaining.
Its sumptuous accommodation is provided through five king sized bedrooms that includes two deluxe master suites, one per level, each replete with exclusively crafted marble vanity bathrooms and sycamore cabinetry in cavernous walk in robes.
The three remaining bedrooms peeling off the top of the split staircase all feature walk-in or built-in robes and ornate marble ensuites.
The long list of formal and informal entertaining options start with a billiards room with wet bar, and gold class home theatre. Additional options come courtesy a bright, grand family or rumpus room conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen and that opens directly to the northern outdoor gardens and entertainment areas.
The elaborate gourmet kitchen boasting a liberal use of rare timbers and granite is the pinnacle of indulgent entertaining, a central focal point for both formal entertaining in the dedicated dining and lounge room adjacent or for more alfresco type entertaining in the expansive poolside areas that get to indulge so liberally and continually in the fine views and cooling breezes.
Other internal areas include an executive office, a large library with custom built-in cabinetry and a wine cellar.
Secure garaging is provided for up to 8 vehicles, 4 courtesy of two separate double car garages within the principal residence and provision for up to 4 more in the separate vehicle showroom with its washroom and kitchenette that leads off from the driveway as it sweeps up to the porte-cochere.
The grounds of the estate have been classically created in keeping with the home itself and at the cusp of the northern ridge overlooking the Brookfield valley across to the city in a broad sweep they are dominated by a sprawling pool entertainment area that includes an 18m horizon pool, paved pavilions, spa, water features, BBQ area and even a further convenient bathroom.
Whilst inherently secure given its private positioning, additional security is provided through security gates and back to base security.
This estate is truly one of Australia’s very finest and has only become available for purchase due to an unforeseen change in circumstances. Its reluctant sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire a Brisbane landmark in immaculate order in one of its very finest positions less than 15km from the CBD of one of the fastest growing cities in the western world.