Hefty $6.5m splash
Exquisite property at Sanctuary Cove sets Australian sales record for house fronting a golf course
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.