A tech-savvy luxury home that’s so new-age it has remote-controlled toilets has sold for a multi-million sum just three days after being listed for auction.
The brand new seven bedroom tri-level home was expected to fetch millions at auction, which was to have been in about a month’s time, but it was snapped up within hours of the buyer seeing the property.
Yong Real Estate agent Tom Zhang, who had the property listed with colleague Sue Ye, said the buyer put down a 10 per cent cash deposit to take the home off the market.
He confirmed the Robertson property went under contract on Friday afternoon “for a multimillion-dollar” sum, but could not disclose the exact price yet.
Among the home’s serious tech credentials was remote controlled bidets in the master and guest rooms. Add to that the electronics around driveway and garage entry and lighting, keyless entry, lift access, 33.5kw Daikin VRV4 airconditioning system with individual setting ability, Vacu-Maid, intercom, CCTV, security system, remote controlled motorised blinds, and Cbus to main areas of the home and this is one serious tech savvy home.
The property was built by the same builder who put up a neighbouring property, 62 Janda Street, which sold for $3.225m two years ago.
“For this kind of property, it’s so unique, exquisite and well built that of course people appreciate it and will pay the money for it, because it’s hard to find this type of home,” Mr Zhang said.
The large 600sq m home was built on a 599.7sq m block with meticulous attention to detail including state-of-the-art finishes, an Italian-made lift, Italian porcelain tiles, three metre high ceiling, custom joinery and technological innovations.
“There’s a lot of property on the market to choose from but a brand new home like this is still a rarity on the market. People are still looking for a home, no matter what the market does. This type of well-built masterpiece is really rare,” Mr Zhang said.
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Even the signboard for the sale of the home was electronic: “We used a digital sign for the property, so we could put a video up and it’s connected to the internet so we can synchronise it”.
Among the main features of the Janda Street new build was a “spectacular triple kitchen”, with dual dishwashers, induction cooktop and dual ovens, an additional Smeg oven and gas cooktop.
The outdoor entertainment terrace was fully equipped with Gasmate BBQ, a bar fridge, cabinetry and commercial style sink, and the home also has a fully equipped home theatre with eight leather recliners, soundproofing and dedicated iPad control.
Despite talk of Asian buyers retreating, Mr Zhang said Australia was still an “extremely hot place for immigrants looking to move” and South East Queensland was “very affordable”.