Dream home: This is what you get for $20m in Qld

This property at 598 London Rd, Chandler, has just hit the market with $20m price hopes. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

BRISBANE’S home price record could be shattered just two months after it was last broken, with a jawdropping mansion on acreage expected to fetch north of $20m.

The home at 598 London Road, Chandler, has hit the market with high price hopes at a time when the city’s prestige property market is hotter than ever.

The property comes with a basketball half-court, a golf driving range, an equestrian arena, and an infinity pool and spa. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.


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Marketing agent Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International said the property was one of a kind and irreplaceable, backed by years of consideration and due diligence.

Designed by New Zealand architect Lawrence Sumich of Sumich Chaplan Architects, the home draws inspiration from glamorous Queenstown chalets.

The property was inspired by the warmth and elegance of Queenstown chalets. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

Owner JLL Asia Pacific Hotels & Hospitality Group chairman Mike Batchelor and his interior designer wife, Margie, said countless family ski trips to Queenstown and nearly buying land and building a holiday home there was behind their decision to recreate a similar experience in Brisbane.

“With privacy and seclusion top priorities, we wanted the house to be set back from the road with entry down a tree-lined driveway,” Mrs Batchelor said.

The 6m cathedral ceiling in the open-plan kitchen and family room. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

“We planted mature London Plane trees, creating a magical driveway reminiscent of a country estate. The house was placed across the block running east to west, and with the house being 55m wide, it provides nearly all rooms with a perfect northerly aspect.

“One standout is Lota Creek which meandered across the rear of the block. We knew we could make it a real feature.”

The bar in the billiards room was inspired by Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

Mr Batchelor said the property offered a “living in the country experience”, but with all the convenience of city living.

“From landing from an overseas trip, you are home in less than 15 minutes, Westfield Carindale is 10 minutes away, as is Capalaba with all the other major retailers,” he said.

“The Gateway arterial is 5 minutes away, providing both quick and convenient access to the north and south coasts.”

Cosy up by the fire in the ‘Great Room’. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

References throughout the home from New Zealand, America and Africa combine to create unique, inviting spaces and finishes.

Inside, there are multiple living areas, including a ‘Great Room’, a formal dining room, and a family room with French oak flooring, stone-clad fireplace and 6m cathedral ceiling.

The outdoor kitchen comes with a Wolf barbecue and Beech pizza oven. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

The kitchen features Gaggenau and Sub Zero appliances, Wyer + Craw cabinetry, a custom-built rangehood, a Teppanyaki plate, a butler’s pantry with built-in coffee machine, and a giant limestone island bench.

There’s also a state-of-the-art home cinema, a gym, a separate office, and a billiards room, with a bar designed to replicate the Raffles Hotel ‘Writers Bar’ in Singapore.

There are four bedrooms — all with walk-in robes and limestone and granite ensuites, plus a separate guest quarters that sleeps up to nine people, with its own kitchen, bathroom, dining room, and separate entry.

With 2ha of land to explore, the backland is a playground for families.

Challenge the kids to a basketball game on the half court, have a hit in the cricket nets, or practice that swing in the golf driving range.

Hobby farmers and equestrian buffs will love the four paddocks, barn, and dressage arena.

For something more relaxing, take a dip in the infinity-edge saltwater pool, followed by a hot spa and Finnish sauna.

Then settle in for an afternoon of entertaining in the poolside terrace with a commercial-grade outdoor kitchen featuring a bar, Wolf barbecue, and Beech pizza oven.

The outdoor firepit seats 20 and is surrounded by water. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

But the firepit is truly next level.

At roughly nine sqm, it is one of the largest in the country and is surrounded by water, which is illuminated by night and features an intimate sunken seating area for 20 people.

Brisbane’s current home price record was set in May when the property at 101 Welsby St, New Farm, sold for $20.5m.

One of the bedrooms in the property at 598 London Rd, Chandler. Image: Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.

It comes as the latest PropTrack Home Price Index for June found Brisbane home prices grew another 0.08 per cent during the month — ending the financial year in the black.

PropTrack economist Angus Moore said Brisbane home prices are now just 0.81 per cent below the market’s April 2022 record level for all dwellings.

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