Rugby union star Quade Cooper sells luxury Brisbane home
RUGBY union star Quade Cooper has finally sold his luxury Brisbane riverside home for just over $2.2 million, after it languished for more than a year on the market.
It turns out not everyone wants to live like a celebrity, with a number of other sports stars struggling to sell their properties in the city despite buyer demand running hot.
The home at 34 Addison Avenue was last listed for between $2.25 million and $2.35 million after failing to sell at auction in late 2018.
The two-storey property was renovated by Graya Construction in 2017, drawing on strong geometric lines and glass panelling.
Set on a 445 sqm block, the house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and a 12m marina berth on the Brisbane River.
Symmetry is integral to the design, from the concrete kitchen island to the overhang of the upstairs balcony out over the glass pool.
A department store-style walk-through wardrobe in the master suite and a swim-through passage in the pool straight into the shower are just two of the many luxury features added.
Mr Cooper, now playing with the Melbourne Rebels, bought the 2006-built home for $1.845 million in 2015 when he was with the Queensland Reds.
Michael Bacon and Simon Caulfield from Place Kangaroo Point negotiated the sale.
Mr Bacon said the property attracted a lot of interest, but its unique design was not for everyone.
“It only suited a few people,” Mr Bacon said.
“It didn’t really suit a lot of families because of the orientation of the house.”
Mr Bacon said he took more than 60 groups through the home, including apartment buyers who liked the fact it was low maintenance and on a small block.
“It’s a unique home that has a lot distinct features,” he said.
Meantime, Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd and his wife, Kayla, are still trying to sell their near-new home in Hendra.
The property at 78 Harding Street was built two years ago after they commissioned Base Architecture and builder Graya Constructions to create the four-bedroom home with jet black exterior.
They bought the original property for $810,000 in 2016 and have had it on the market since March last year.
The Boyds have moved on to their next project in Paddington, where they spent $1.205 million on an original 1930s cottage that they are now renovating.
And the Chambers Street, New Farm, home of Brisbane Roar player Brett Holman and his wife Femke is still on the market after their move to the Sunshine Coast.
The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and sits on 443 sqm.