Revealed: Clive Palmer snaps up neighbour’s ‘spaceship’ mansion

Billionaire Clive Palmer is the mystery buyer of this mega mansion on Sovereign Islands.

Clive Palmer has emerged as the mystery buyer behind the futuristic-looking Sovereign Islands mega mansion that went under offer this month.
While the price paid has not been disclosed, the property was listed at $24m. If the offer has surpassed $20 million it will be the biggest sale recorded for Sovereign Islands and the second-largest sale in Queensland this year.

The sale makes Clive Palmer the owner of nine consecutive blocks, making him the largest residential landholder on the Gold Coast.

Mr Palmer, the richest man in the country, has a residential property portfolio of more than $50 million statewide, which includes multiple properties on the Gold Coast, including in Paradise Point, Mermaid Beach, Broadbeach Waters, Southport and Palm Beach.

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The purchase of 13-17 King Arthurs Court gives Mr Palmer a string of nine consecutive blocks along the Sovereign Islands’ promontory, from No. 1-5 through to No. 13-17, and will make him the owner of the largest residential landholding on the Gold Coast.

Palmer owns more than $50m worth of property across the state including several homes on the Gold Coast. Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images.

The mega mansion at No. 7-13 is thought to be one of the biggest homes on the Coast, spanning four blocks of more than 3075sq m.
It first hit the market, listed with agent Patrick Pancur, in June 2017 open to expressions of interest. When Mr Pancur opened his own agency, Bespoke International Realty, in 2019, he took the listing with him, relaunching the property with a $30 million price tag. It was dropped to $24 million earlier this year.

The pool has gold tiles.

The house has a Turkish spa.

Mr Pancur said finding a buyer for the waterside mega mansion had become something of a labour of love for him, but after almost four years he had finally cracked it.
“It is the biggest sale Clive has ever done in the residential space, which shows what the market is doing.

German-engineered, the house is packed with steel and has been dubbed the ‘titanium house’.

“When someone of Clive’s standing continues to invest in the Gold Coast it is a testament to the strength of the local market,” Mr Pancur said.
The mansion’s owners, German super yacht builder Klaus Lilischkies and his wife Leigh, spent $13 million creating the mini resort they refer to as Chateau de Reves, French for “castle of dreams”.

7-13 King Arthurs Court has been the holiday home of a German super yacht builder and his wife.

Locally it has been dubbed the “titanium house”, likely for the extensive German engineering, which includes a bulletproof bedroom and steel-spine staircase, imported from Italy.
The house, which was the couple’s holiday home, was designed by architect John Lea and took three years to build.

They are selling because of Covid-19 restricting travel to Australia.

It has 85m of absolute water frontage, showing off uninterrupted views of the Gold Coast Broadwater and skyline. There are eight ensuite bedrooms, including staff quarters, a formal dining room, pool lined with 24ct-gold-detail tiles, 14-car basement garage, full-size tennis court, spa and Turkish steam room.
The front door was designed by Antoni Gaudi, a famous Spanish architect, and was worth almost $500,000 at the time of build.
Mr Pancur said that the couple decided to sell the house after Covid-19 had restricted their ability to travel regularly to and from the Gold Coast.

The house is full of imported glass.


7-13 King Arthurs Court, Paradise Point
What: houseArea: 4000sq m
Sale price: Awaiting settlement
Sale date: August 2021

1-5 King Arthurs Court, Paradise Point
What: houseArea: 2,420sq m
Sale price: None recorded
Sale date: None recorded

15-17 King Arthurs Court, Paradise Point
What: house and landArea: 1,413sq m
Sale price: None recorded
Sale date: None recorded

3 Hampton Court Paradise Point
What: house Area: 778sq m
Sale price: $1.785m
Sale date: September 2018

5 Kensington Mews, Paradise Point
What: house and landArea: 702sq m
Sale price: $1.825m
Sale date: August 2018

9 Hedges Avenue, Mermaid Beach
What: house Area: 809sq m
Sale price: $12m
Sale date: August 2018

165 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach
What: houseArea: 412sq m
Sale price: $3.9m
Sale date: June 2020

1 Rio Vista Boulevard Broadbeach Waters
What: houseArea: 668sq m
Sale price: None recorded
Sale date: November 1997

7 Wildash Street Southport
What: houseArea: 1,012sqm
Sale price: $2.8m
Sale date: December 2019
Source: RP Data

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