Peter Frampton won an Oscar for his makeup artistry on the Mel Gibson film, Braveheart, and owned the Tallebudgera home
A historic Gold Coast Hinterland retreat previously owned by an Oscar winner and a Queensland business icon is set to go under the hammer.
The art-deco-era Queenslander was originally built in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly in 1937 for the prominent lawyer and business icon, Sir Douglas Wadley.
It was relocated to Tallebudgera in the 1990s when it was purchased by BAFTA and Oscar-winning makeup artist Peter Frampton.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 4ha at 1129 Tallebudgera Dr in Tallebudgera Valley is marketed by Lucy Cole of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties.
Special effects makeup artist Peter Frampton taught his skills on the Gold Coast. Picture Chris Kidd
Mr Frampton on the set of Braveheart. Picture Supplied
Mr Frampton specialised in special effects makeup over his 25-year career in the film industry, with accolades for such blockbusters as Braveheart, The Commitments, Henry V, Sid and Nancy, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and Pink Floyd The Wall.
He shocked Tinseltown by announcing his retirement while onstage accepting the Oscar for best make-up for Braveheart in 1996.
Mr Frampton and wife Heather relocated to the Gold Coast and set up The Frampton Institute of Cinemagraphic Make-up.
The house has four bedrooms
Bay windows and polished floorboards in the living room
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Now based in Hobart, Mr Frampton sold the historic property for $1.1m in 2016 to the current owner, Susan Torv.
Ms Torv is the mother of actress Anna Torv, known for playing an FBI agent in the Fox series, Fringe, and more recently appearing in the HBO drama series, The Last of Us.
Ms Cole said the character home’s period features included leadlight and bay windows, polished floorboards, silky oak wall panels, and ceiling roses.
The house is currently owned by Susan Torv, mother of Aussie actress Anna Torv. Photographer: Scott Belzner/BINGE.
“From the moment you start the journey along the sweeping driveway, through the mix of manicured lawns and natural bushland, the home proudly shows offs its architectural charms,’’ said Ms Cole.
A country-style kitchen opens onto wide decks and the pool beyond, while a baker’s oven doubled as a central fireplace for the home.
The property also has four stables, a fully fenced paddock and a holding yard.
“The property is an animal lover’s paradise with the local wildlife including bower birds, koalas, wallabies, echidnas, kookaburras, rosellas and more,’’ she said.
Beautiful natural environment in the Gold Coast Hinterland
Sir Douglas was a director of Queensland Brewery Ltd, retail drapers McWhirters Ltd, Moreton Central Sugar Mill Co. Ltd, Federal Mutual Insurance Co. of Australia Ltd (Sun Alliance Ltd), Queensland Television Ltd (Channel 9) and TAB.
He was also involved with the Queensland Turf Club and the Ekka.
The property will be auctioned on February 20.
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