AU Multi-million dollar mansions hit the Queensland market
Property Here - Saturday, August 31, 2013
Mandalay House, near Airlie Beach, has an asking price of $25 million. Source: Supplied
A $25 million mansion with its own helipad, a four-level beachfront home with a private skateboard park and a hinterland hideaway with an 18-hole golf course in the back yard.
Step inside the multi-million dollar mansions for sale in the Sunshine State where your wildest dreams can all come true - if you're willing to pay for the privilege.
Forget air-conditioning and built-in wardrobes, these exclusive abodes come stocked with lavish extras like wine cellars, private cinemas and even, in one, a teppanyaki hut.
But the price tags are enough to make your eyes water and your bank manager shudder.
Mandalay House, near Airlie Beach, is a 4,200 square metre, marble-clad six-bedroom mansion with private helipad, marina and pool overlooking the ocean.
It will become the most expensive home sold in Queensland if it makes the $25 million asking price.
Mandalay House includes a private helipad, marina and a pool overlooking the ocean. Source: Supplied
A handy mortgage calculator on the luxuryrealestate.com website estimates mortgage repayments if you can stump up a 40 per cent deposit.
At an interest rate of 6 per cent it would take 360 monthly payments of $90,000 - far more than the average Queenslander earns in a year - before it was all yours.
While the typical estate agent may be tasked with finding a two-car garage or family-friendly yard, top-end buyers expect a special service.
"Nothing's out of the realms of possibility,'' said Lewis Shaw, from Shaw Property Group, who uses Bentleys and helicopters to take prospective buyers to properties.
"If you go to a car dealership and you buy a Mercedes or something they give you champagne and chocolates and that's just a car. This is 10 times the value so why shouldn't you go 10 times that?''
The group celebrate sales by giving buyers 10-litre bottles of Moet champagne and wrapping entire houses in a giant red bow.
Mr Shaw said "probably three quarters'' of his clients were from mainland China or Hong Kong, with some properties so exclusive they are only marketed overseas.
The Eagle’s Nest on the Sunshine Coast has a 150-acre 18-hole golf course. Source: Supplied
Nicolette van Wijngaarden from Unique Estates has listings including The Eagle's Nest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland which comes with a private, 150-acre 18-hole golf course and a $17.5 million guide price.
"Buyers expect quality and privacy,'' said Ms van Wijngaarden, who showed The Sunday Mail round a $6 million-rated listing shared between Unique Estates and Ray White Gold Coast.
The "Celebrity House'' at Carrara sprawls across 8,000 square metres of land including a five-bedroom house with swimming pool, two-bedroom guesthouse, tennis court and private pontoon.
The property is being sold by Gold Coast entertainment promoter Graham Hutchison and wife Julie, who are downsizing.
Ms van Wijngaarden said demand for high-end properties had "dramatically picked up'' in recent weeks, with about 40 per cent of interest coming from within Australia.
"A lot of these people have been building and working in international businesses all their lives and now this is the reward for their lifestyle,'' she said.
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