Hefty $6.5m splash

Ex­quis­ite prop­erty at Sanc­tu­ary Cove sets Aus­tralian sales record for house fronting a golf course

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - NEWS - WORDS ALEISHA DAW­SON

RE­TIRED cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tive David Baird and his wife Mar­ion have smashed the Aus­tralian sales record for a house fronting a golf course, splash­ing $6.5 mil­lion on a prop­erty at Sanc­tu­ary Cove.

The four-bed­room home at 2230 Arnold Palmer Drive, was sold off-mar­ket by Ray White Sanc­tu­ary Cove’s Matt Gates.

Sell­ers Michael and Michelle Cowl­ing built their home 18 months ago us­ing the best fit­tings pos­si­ble.

“We’ve put a lot of love and thought into this home and we hope David and Mar­ion will en­joy it for many years to come,” Mr Cowl­ing said.

“We are mov­ing on to a new project within Sanc­tu­ary Cove, so not mov­ing too far away.”

Mr Gates said Sanc­tu­ary Cove con­tin­ued to be pop­u­lar with high-net-worth in­di­vid­u­als for its qual­ity lifestyle.

“The Bairds bought the house on their first in­spec­tion just be­fore it hit the mar­ket,” Mr Gates said.

“It was a pre-re­lease in­spec­tion for the Bairds and they bought it on the spot for a premium price.”

The pre­vi­ous golf-fronted record stood at $4.275 mil­lion when Mr Gates sold 2218 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanc­tu­ary Cove last year.

No stranger to Sanc­tu­ary Cove, the Bairds have owned prop­erty there since it was de­vel­oped in 1986.

Their lat­est pur­chase fea­tures a floor­plan that opens out to the pool.

“It’s a lux­ury fin­ished house with a fan­tas­tic out­look across the golf course, plus it’s sin­gle storey which was our pref­er­ence,” Mr Baird said. “We were at­tracted by the el­e­gance and lo­ca­tion of the prop­erty.”

The Bairds re­cently sold their home on the Isle of Capri for $8.8 mil­lion.

2230 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanc­tu­ary Cove sold for $6.5 mil­lion.

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