The Great Gatsby is a tale about many things, from romance and power to cars and cocktails. But overwhelmingly, it’s about the remarkable extravagance that money can buy. There’s a lot that deep pockets can get you, including the recently listed Robertson Estate in the south of Brisbane — a veritably palatial mansion that looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Suitably located in the Brisbane suburb of Robertson, this 10,100m² property is surely one of Australia’s finest French-chateau-inspired homes, with epic grandeur in every direction you look. Situated on an expansive single-hectare parcel of land, the property was reportedly built in 1995 by a Taiwanese couple who paid just $1.27 million for the land. Since the turn of the millennium, the property has only changed hands once in 2005, highlighting what a rare occurrence Robertson Estate hitting the market really is.
Spanning five bedrooms and another five bathrooms, the twenty-room dwelling is about as luxurious as you could imagine, with its architectural opulence surrounded by the lush greenery of the enormous gardens. As you might anticipate, for many of Australia’s wealthiest people privacy remains the ultimate luxury, seeing the listing by Place Ascot devoid of floorplans, detailed photography or even an address.
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What is known about this remarkable two-level mansion is there are soaring ceilings, custom chandeliers, and marble detailing wherever you look. Featuring a large chef’s kitchen, and multiple living, and dining areas on the ground level, it presents an ideal space for entertaining. With the rear of the home opening up to sun-soaked terrace areas, perfect for alfresco dining, you’re able to easily enjoy the endless greenery that surrounds the main residence.
One of the five bedrooms is located on the ground level, complete with a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the other four bedrooms and three bathrooms are located on the upper level. Flanking the large bedrooms on the upper level is another living area, as well as dedicated office space, while there are an additional two upper terraces at the front and rear of the home.
While the upper levels offer the privacy of a family home, the ground floor is a space for relaxing with friends, featuring a home theatre complete with wired Bose speakers and a BenQ projector. You’ll also find a dedicated prayer room, laundry and drying areas, as well as the dual car garage.
Just a short walk to the rear of the property through the landscape designed gardens, and you’ll come across the full-sized grass tennis court, as well as a three-lane 25-metre swimming pool. There’s also a spa and cold plunge pool, giving you no excuses not to work up an appetite to use the outdoor kitchen facilities.
We look at a lot of houses here at On The Market, but Robertson Estate offers something entirely different from most of Australia’s best properties. With gardens that could have been designed by André Le Nôtre for the palaces of the French Royal family and a residence that is almost peerless in the lack of expense that has been spared, needless to say, there’s a reason it hasn’t hit the market for the best part of two decades.
The Brisbane listing of Robertson Estate is currently held by the team at Place Estate Agents Ascot, the property comes with a potentially record-breaking asking price of $25 million. This price would smash the previous record set by 1 Leopard Street in Kangaroo Point when it sold in 2016 for $18,488,888. The agents are currently seeking expressions of interest and the home is open for inspections.