Island home a winner
Once owned by a TV game show cohost, this luxurious abode boasts waterfront views and an exclusive location that’s a well-kept secret
A GRAND Cronin Island mansion formerly owned by a TV game show co-host has sold for a cool $5.6 million.
Property records show the owners, Murray and Julie Bailey, bought the sprawling mansion at 14 Southern Cross Drive for $4 million in 1999 from Spending Spree co-host Joan Waters.
Poised on a 1262sq m waterfront block, the home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms and greets guests with an extravagant porte cocherestyle driveway.
Ray White Broadbeach agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo recently started marketing the property – it previously went to auction with another agency.
“A Chinese buyer from our database ended up buying it,” Mr Guo said.
“They liked the position on Cronin Island, the wide river views and the fact the house has a bit of character as well.”
Cronin Island, in Surfers Paradise, has just 34 houses and is accessed via a bridge from Chevron Island.
“It really hasn’t been discovered before and people have just realised the great location and amazing homes that are there,” Mr Guo said.
“We have sold six properties there in the past year.”
In other news, another Surfers Paradise mansion changed hands this week for $2.5 million. The property at 3 Norseman Court, Paradise Waters, offers a stunning vista of the Surfers Paradise skyline and waterways.
Freshly renovated, the four-bedroom home features open-plan living and dining areas with high ceilings and classic tones throughout.
Elie Fakhri and Paula Fakhri of Joseph Douglas Realty handled the sale.
“Located in a highly exclusive residential pocket, so well known for great lifestyle, class and convenience, this is an enticing family option not to be missed,” the listing states.
The mansion at 14 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise, sold for $5.6 million.