Zarraffa’s Coffee founder Kenton Campbell owned Bluestone in Guanaba on the Gold Coast
THE former family ranch of Zarraffa’s Coffee founder Kenton Campbell is back on the market just two years after selling for a record price.
Known as Bluestone, the luxury Gold Coast acreage property at 128 Guanaba Creek Rd, Guanaba has a long list of prestige features including a heli pad and hangar to house a single propeller helicopter, tennis court, stables, heated pool and sauna, eight-car showroom-style garage, air-conditioned gym and man cave with bar.
It was the family home of Mr Campbell, his wife, Rachel, and their four children for 11 years until they sold to the current owners in September 2020 for $3.5m — the highest residential price ever achieved in the Hinterland suburb.
Entrance to the estate is via a cobblestone driveway over a lake
The property is spread over more than 4ha
The sale coincided with Zarraffa’s closure of several Gold Coast shopping centre stores, with the Qld-based franchise announcing expansion of its drive-through presence in response to the pandemic’s changed retail climate.
Current owners, Fay Waters and Christopher Clark, relocated from the ACT, snapping up the property five days after it listed during the height of the Covid-driven hunger for regional Qld lifestyle real estate.
Bluestone is marketed by Amir Mian and Mitchell Booth, of Amir Prestige, and goes under the hammer on November 26.
Mr Booth described the sprawling 4.32ha estate as, “one of a kind”, and said the owners had spent more than $2m upgrading infrastructure and re-styling the home.
Championship sized tennis court
There’s a pizza oven, rotisserie and barbecue area
They also owned a waterfront home and found they weren’t utilising their Guanaba home, which is located about 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise.
“It’s a very special property — the tranquility there is very appealing and it is really a magical place to call home,” Mr Booth said.
“The owners had been looking for about 18 months and they fell in love with Bluestone as soon as they saw it.
“Regardless of market conditions, unique lifestyle properties are always in high demand. The top end of the market is moving strongly, and we’ve had several pre-launch inquiries from local and interstate buyers,” he said.
Open-plan living areas and kitchen fitted with high-end appliances
Tranquil views captured throughout the home
A cobblestone driveway designed to accommodate prestige wheels and flanked by water fountains leads through rolling pastures and over a lake to the six-bedroom, six-bathroom residence.
Two large master bedrooms with ensuites are on the first floor, while another four bedrooms and two bathrooms are in a separate wing.
The kitchen is equipped with Gaggenau appliances including teppanyaki grill and coffee machine, while expansive living spaces open onto an al fresco entertaining pavilion with an outdoor kitchen plus bluestone-clad barbecue, pizza oven and rotisserie.
The Campbells had undertaken extensive renovations over their tenure, adding a separate gym with martial arts space plus sauna and bathroom, while there’s also a games room with a built-in bar.
The Campbells’ helicopter pictured coming in to land
A show room-style garage to park the prestige wheels
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For horse fans, the acreage is divided into nine fenced paddocks, and there’s a lunging arena, stables, tack and storeroom and wash bays.
The home is set among native bushland and lanscaped gardens, while a platypus and long-necked turtles reside in the property’s rear river and front dams.
Property records show the 1998-built estate was previously purchased for $1.3m in October 2009 under the business name, Canungra Property Investment.
The games room with bar
Brennan Fielding, of Burleigh Brewing Company, and Kenton Campbell are partners in a new lager brewing project Picture: Luke Marsden
US-born Mr Campbell moved to Australia and launched Zarraffa’s Coffee in 1996, after the entrepreneur was scouted for his business nous while operating a coffee cart in Seattle.
The chain has more than 70 locations across Qld, Western Australia and New South Wales, and operates from its head office and roastery in Eagleby, between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Mr Campbell also heads up the Tonken Property Group, which is developing the $50m Distillery Road Market project in Beenleigh.
The precinct will house Perentie Brewing, a new lager venture by Mr Campbell in partnership with Burleigh Brewing.
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