Set­ting a lofty record

Just like its stun­ning de­sign, the price of this lux­ury hill­top haven has set the bar for its sub­urb

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS JES­SICA BROWN

A TRO­PHY home with sweep­ing views of the Gold Coast has sold days be­fore it was due to go to auc­tion in a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar deal that has set a new sub­urb record.

The Reedy Creek prop­erty on Abbey Ridge Rd, known as The Hill House, was snapped up by a lo­cal buyer for $2.5 mil­lion last week­end.

It was sched­uled to go un­der the ham­mer to­mor­row with Ray White Pres­tige agents Jack­son Par­adise and Carita Lan­ham.

Mr Par­adise said the six-bed­room “tro­phy home” had 112 in­spec­tions and in­quiries through­out the three and a half weeks it was on the mar­ket.

“We also had mul­ti­ple of­fers prior to auc­tion,” he said.

He said the buy­ers in­quired about the house after see­ing it on the cover of the Gold Coast Bul­letin Reales­tate mag­a­zine.

“They loved the views and the de­sign – it’s a one-off prop­erty,” he said.

“It’s the best one in the sub­urb.”

Sellers Dom­i­nee Gess­ner and Ben Rochford built the house, which re­cently won a 2018 Mas­ter Builders House and Con­struc­tion award, about two years ago.

The va­cant half-acre hill­side block was ad­ver­tised in 2015 as hav­ing lim­ited views but to­day, the three-storey house that tow­ers above it has some of the best on the Coast.

It was meant to be the cou­ple’s dream home but they de­cided to sell it so they could build a new one on a block they have bought across the road.

“The sellers are re­ally happy with the re­sult,” Mr Par­adise said.

The sale smashes the pre­vi­ous sub­urb record, which was set by the prop­erty at 8 Abbey Ridge Rd when it sold for $1.765 mil­lion in Jan­uary. Mr Par­adise said there had been a lot of ac­tiv­ity on the Coast since the spring sell­ing sea­son started.

18 Abbey Ridge Rd, Reedy Creek, sold prior to auc­tion for a record $2.5 mil­lion.

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