Brisbane’s agents kick off 2018 on high note

BRISBANE’S elite agents from Ray White New Farm, principal Matt Lancashire and Christine Rudolph today confirmed the immense trophy home at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket is now under contract for an undisclosed sum.

Known as Rivergum Retreat, the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate was purchased by its  owner Peter Bond in November 2009 for $9.5 million.

The property is now under contract, according to both realestate.com.au and Domain.

“I cannot give any details about the circumstances of the sale, and all I ask is that you please respect the privacy of both parties involved,” Mr Lancashire said.

Ms Rudolph said there was no doubt this iconic home attracted interest from all over Australia and captivated many people’s hearts.

“We held more than 140 inspections during the campaign,” Ms Rudolph said.

“It’s very rare to get such a substantial home with a Brisbane River frontage spanning 132 metres.”

The estate sits on 1.2ha with 200-year-old Moreton Bay figs. There’s a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, boardroom, meeting rooms, gold class cinema, a horizon heated swimming pool complete with outdoor teppanyaki bar, a tennis court and water sports facilities

Mr Lancashire, the number one agent in Queensland, has kicked off 2018 on a strong note with the Figtree Pocket sale.

He also sold seven out of the top 10 properties in Brisbane in 2017.

“There is quite a bit of pent up demand from prestige buyers who are looking for quality homes. Demand remains strong from the buyers in my database but stock is also tight in the short to medium term,”  Mr Lancashire said.