The Notebook mansion on the Gold Coast sweeps buyer off their feet

Gold Coast newlyweds who designed and built a replica home from The Notebook have wooed a buyer.

The property at 1 Ilkinia Avenue, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.275 million.

The couple turned away from the Hamptons aesthetic that is so popular in modern builds in beachside Queensland and instead went for a plantation-style look, basing their knockdown-rebuild on the house Ryan Gosling’s character renovated for his love interest, played by Rachel McAdams, in the 2004 movie.

1 Ilkinia Avenue, Broadbeach Waters, QLD

A Melbourne-based buyer has purchased the home, negotiating after it was passed in at auction. (Domain)

The vendors, Sebastian and Jennifer Gallagher, through agents Ray White Burleigh Group, negotiated a private sale with a Melbourne-based buyer.

The home was passed in at auction in November but the buyer, who did not attend the auction, was later swept off their feet and made a successful offer.

The Gallaghers bought the block last August, according to Pricefinder records, and bulldozed the tired old house.

Ilkinia Avenue was their fourth Gold Coast rebuild project and they have plans for a fifth.

The house has five bedrooms, a fresh interior palette, columns, a neat façade with a porch and shuttered windows – a la South Carolina homesteads.

“I just felt the Hamptons style had been done,” Jennifer said.

“I said to Sebastian, ‘let’s buck the trend and do something totally different for the Gold Coast.’”

Agent Conner Malan handled the sale of the property. It is glossy and absolutely new – the couple never moved in, intending it to be a passion-project flip.

The brand new property is a luxe flip and was not lived in by the sellers. (Domain)

The Notebook’s 1850’s mansion made hearts soar.

The house that Noah Calhoun (Gosling) renovated for his paramour Allie Hamilton (McAdams) in the Nicholas Sparks-directed flick was an emblem for chasing ghosts of the past.

Noah restores the home to win back Allie, fulfilling a long-standing promise to her.

The mansion is 204 Martins Point Road in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.

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