Brisbane’s most surprising property secret

BRISBANE’S most surprising property secret is also one of its most spectacular.

The four-level mansion at 72 McGahan St, Carina Heights is built on a peak in the middle of arguably the city’s highest suburb.

Despite its castle-like size and elevated location, even local residents remain unaware of its presence.

“It takes people by surprise,” Malcolm Peardon said.

“Carina Heights is a relatively small peak so it’s a well-kept secret.

“There’s not a lot of property for sale in this area so people aren’t familiar with it.”

A builder by trade, Mr Peardon constructed his five-bedroom, five-bathroom home eleven years ago.

The project took around 16 months to complete, with Mr Peardon working off plans drawn by Ian Webb.

“The brief to the architect at the time was to take advantage of the block,” Mr Peardon said.

“If you build a small house, it’s not taking advantage of it.

“There are probably three areas of the house where you can accommodate 100 people if you really want to.”

There is also an entire floor master suite featuring an internal spa bath and outdoor Jacuzzi, a self-contained flat for an au pair, a saltwater pool and adjoining wet bar, a cellar, billiard room, gymnasium, office, home theatre, and secure garaging for five cars with additional space for a caravan or boat.

The features are extraordinary but the panoramic outlook is priceless.

“Most people are blown away by the views,” Mr Peardon said.

“We see a lot of different areas of Brisbane, from Mt Coot-tha and The Gap through to the CBD and across to the buildings at the Port of Brisbane.”

Ray White East Brisbane marketing agent Samuel Battel said there had been a high level of enquiry surrounding 72 McGahan St.

“Everyone who comes through the property thinks it’s spectacular,” Mr Battel said.

“We’ve had interest from a variety of groups, mostly larger families, both local and interstate.

“Not every property has a gymnasium, sauna, wine cellar and more so it’s quite a rare offering.”

Mr Battel and fellow Ray White East Brisbane marketing agent Garry Price are responsible for marketing the property, which is for sale with a price guide of $3-4 million.