Two lofty Queensland price records are the target of a spectacular waterside mansion on the Gold Coast which has been long biding time for the right buyer.
The glam Sovereign Islands colossus, described as suitable for royalty, with a 4-metre statue of King Neptune in the foyer, has a new agency and strategy – an auction, on December 10, and a must-sell outlook.
The estate at 26-34 Knightsbridge Parade East, in a luxurious pocket of the Gold Coast’s Paradise Point, is a grand villa crafted in a European style by the architect to the Brunei royal family, Bayden Goddard.
26-34 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands QLD 4216
Amir Mian and Alex and Victoria Fleri of Amir Prestige Group are in charge of the listing, which Mr Mian says is singular in the expense and scale of the construction.
Such is the offering it is likely to shatter the $24 million auction record for Queensland the $34 million Queensland overall price record, when the hammer falls.
Mian said the vendor was very serious about selling and had the property on offer, one and off, over the years while it was being finessed. But it is complete now – including large galleries of sculptures which will come with the home – and buyers have been told not to make an approach after auction, as a deal will already be done.
Amir Prestige Group’s listing for the classical manor, named Palazzo Vittoria, informs the market it will be sold and to ignore previous price guides, indicating a completely renewed approach.
The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home, with 100 metres of Broadwater frontage, was first floated to the market in 2020, and at times over the years has carried a reported price hope of $45 million.
The vendor has patiently waited for the appropriate buyer with deep enough pockets, while adding impeccable attention to the detail.
Queensland consumer law prohibits price guides for properties going under the hammer. Therefore, a guide cannot be provided for this campaign but its status and level of luxury, including a 25-metre waterfront pool, the Neptune statue and others imported from Florence, crowned by a domed 13.5-metre ceiling, South Stradbroke Island views, travertine stone pillars, parquetry French oak flooring and more, gives it every chance of setting a fresh benchmark.
The international-standard home has been the owner’s labour of love, crafted in the vein of a 100-year-old Italian villa.
“The vendor is looking is for a fair and reasonable price, the artwork is up, the house is ready,” Mr Mian says. “We are auctioning to let the market know the property is going – the mood is very different, we are definitely selling.
“It could be for Queen Victoria, someone of that calibre.”
Mr Mian said substantial homes in the area have sold to local buyers, but this could also attract an international contingent, as their prospective pool is global.
The records in Queensland are $24 million under the hammer for a waterfront Isle of Capri home with two pools – in Surfers Paradise – that settled in 2023, and an overall state sale record of $34 million for a Sunshine Beach trophy home on a 2015-square-metre block, overlooking breaking waves, in 2021.
The Queensland real estate record – of $34 million – belongs to this glamour Sunshine Beach address. (Domain)
The Sovereign Islands marvel has tropical gardens with enough room to land a helicopter, the listing says, in a gated estate for security, which has around-the-clock guards.
The Sovereign Islands are island cluster the Southport Broadwater within the Gold Coast suburb of Paradise Point.
“Vast marble-clad halls also dominate the expansive floorplan, echoing the grandeur of the world’s finest galleries,” the listing says.
“Outdoors, long lunches with loved ones or G&Ts at dusk are well spent on a choice of multiple all-weather alfresco areas. Overlooking the glistening Broadwater, it’s an enchanting place to watch the sun dance on the sea, witness the passing parade of watercraft or see a wildlife sanctuary come to life, with dolphins, dugongs and beautiful birds.”
The Sovereign Islands manor was built across four blocks of land that cost $9.44 million in 2005 and the current owner meticulously finished the mansion – which was incomplete when they purchased it several years later – to an exacting standard, using modern and antique materials.
Article source: www.nine.com.au