Fig Tree Pocket house with “ancient palace” doors for sale

“Period” details are common in real estate, but now add “palace” to the inventory.

This unique Queensland home features “ancient palace” doors in its lavish Balinese-inspired design.

It’s a chattel that the most journeyed real estate hunter would not have ever come across.

Queensland home- pool
The Balinese-style pool at 31 Needham Street, Fig Tree Pocket. (Domain)

The Fig Tree Pocket house at 31 Needham Street is the work of award-winning architect Shaun Lockyer.

It has 65-metre river frontage and pavilions and gazebos, and a timber porte cochere at the entrance, create a resort-style footprint.

“Pavilion doors imported from India and front door sourced from an ancient palace,” the listing says.

The property is on the books of Ray White agent Matt Lancashire.

Vaulted ceilings, stepping stones across water features to connect rooms and gallery-style hallways speak to Balinese-inspired design. 

Throw in a cinema, sauna, tennis court and private pontoon.

Fig Tree Pocket, a riverside suburb west of Brisbane’s CBD, has a median house price of $1.65 million, which is an increase of 24.5 per cent over 12 months, according to Domain’s latest House Price Report.

The postcode is the home of United Australia Party chairman Clive Palmer. Pricefinder records show he purchased a mansion in the suburb in 2018 for $7.5 million.

Palmer is understood to have bought the address from Linc Energy founder Peter Bond, who wore a loss after knocking back an auction offer that was almost $2 million more than what was accepted from Palmer.

Queensland home, Fig Tree Pocket
The riverfront address comprises pavilions and huts. (Domain)

Mr Bond and his wife Louise paid $9.5 million for the house in 2009, Domain reported.

They went to auction and despite bidding reaching $9.25 million, the couple instructed their agents to pass the property in.

Palmer later swooped.

Article source: Queensland Property Investor

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