Expect a princely sum
AN eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom Gold Coast home which was originally built for a Malaysian prince is set to go under the hammer today.
The two-storey ‘‘palace’’ at Fyfes Rd, Gilston, was purpose-built for Prince Abdullah as his Australian hideaway and was a replica of one of his family’s palaces in Malaysia.
The home backs on to the Grand Golf Club in the Gold Coast hinterland. The main house has four bedrooms while the adjoining servants’ quarters has another four.
Marketing agent Lucy Cole said there was a gaming room, which resembled a gentleman’s club, a large lounge and a gymnasium with male and female bathrooms.
The home, which was built in the 1980s, is on 2.2ha.
There is also a resort-style pool with a slippery slide and a stable which has been converted to a work shed. Property records reveal it was bought by Narelle Gilby and Robert Norris in 2010 for $1.95 million.