Internet sensation Jackson O’Doherty snaps up wacky Octagon House

Comedian Jackson O’Doherty has purchased a wacky Gold Coast mansion.
Internet sensation Jackson O’Doherty has dropped $2.9m on the ultimate set for his zany viral videos – an outlandish Gold Coast estate known as the Octagon House.
Aussie comedian O’Doherty snapped up the sprawling property after returning from Los Angeles, where he grew a lucrative online career launched through satirical videos such as one showing a day out with his pet baby kangaroo.
That clip has been viewed more than 111 million times since it was filmed in Sydney in 2016, with O’Doherty since amassing a net worth of millions of dollars and a huge following across various social media channels.
O’Doherty snapped up the Gold Coast property after returning from Los Angeles.
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The $2.9m sum O’Doherty splashed on the wacky eight-sided abode was the highest paid for a home in the northern Gold Coast suburb of Hope Island this year.
Marketing agent Evan Molloy, of Hope Island Realty, said the luxury seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home had undergone a $1m-plus makeover in 2020 before hitting the market in July.
The unique property is a local landmark.
Mr Molloy did not disclose the buyer’s identity, however it was confirmed through government land title reports.
The property on a 4232sq m corner block has ample indoor and outdoor recreation zones, including three al fresco areas and a tennis court.
Among a raft of major refurbishments, the vendors filled in the indoor swimming pool which had been an original feature at the centre of the 1980s-built home.
In its place, a vast formal lounge and dining area is flooded with natural light beneath a 7m high glass and exposed beam ceiling.
The house originally had an indoor swimming pool as its tropical centrepiece.
The indoor pool was replaced with a grand lounge and dining area.
There’s a 47m tiled swimming pool which wraps around an outdoor entertaining pavilion with a granite bar, while a footbridge leads to another pavilion with an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven as well as shower and powder room.
“It’s a landmark property. People know it, and they have been watching the renovation, so when it was completed it was almost like it was a tourist attraction,” Mr Molloy said.
“The interest in it has just been phenomenal. People would just walk through and their brains would explode.
“Not everyone liked it. Some people came in and said, ‘this is bonkers — I’m out’, but a lot of them really loved it,” he said.
It has multiple indoor and outdoor recreation zones including a lagoon pool
The estate is a suitably quirky backdrop for O’Doherty’s online pranks, which recently included a video showing food delivery drivers carrying out odd requests as they left the order. The location of that video was not disclosed.
The property last sold in April 2020 for $1.12m.
The sale price was the highest paid for a home in the suburb this year.

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