ONE of the most talked about homes in Brisbane — with arguably the best swimming pool in the city — has sold for $3 million to a family who opened the cheque book after just one inspection.
The luxury Paddington property at 33 Rockbourne Tce has been turning heads since it was built by the dynamic brother duo, Graya Constructions, last year.
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Selling agent Ben Wakely of Urban Property Agents recently acquired the listing and managed to sell it to a young family relocating from the Gold Coast who had originally inquired by another property on Mr Wakely’s books, which was no longer available.
“I told them about Rockbourne, which I’d just signed up, took them through and within 20 minutes, they knew it was the house for them,” Mr Wakely said.
It was the first time Mr Wakely had taken a buyer through the property — and the first time he had seen inside it himself as it had previously been listed with another agent.
The brand new home was built on an elevated corner block only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD.
Named ‘Woodrock’, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property has multiple living spaces separated by a landscaped terrace.
The Graya brothers, Rob and Andrew Gray, commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart to design the house.
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Features include a striking swimming pool with glass feature window, outdoor dining area with double-height ceiling, built-in barbecue, glass wine cellar, polished concrete floors and marble benchtops.
“It’s one of the best houses in Brisbane and they’re lucky people to get to live in it,” Mr Wakely said.
“It’s definitely a head turner.”
Graya Construction also renovated the property next door at 29 Rockbourne Tce, which sold in October for $2.99 million.
Mr Wakely said the appetite for high end, residential property in Brisbane was stronger than ever.
“I’m getting calls every day since 2019 started from expats and buyers from Sydney, Melbourne, Noosa,” he said.
“There are a lot of people moving to Brisbane because we haven’t seen the growth Sydney and Melbourne have, so people are looking to Brisbane as the next hot spot to see growth.”
Paddington is a high demand suburb with a median house price of $1.15 million, according to the latest CoreLogic figures.