'Batman-tunnel' home in Brisbane's Ascot sells for undisclosed sum

'Batman-tunnel' home in Brisbane's Ascot sells for undisclosed sum
'Batman-tunnel' home in Brisbane's Ascot sells for undisclosed sum

The Batman tunnel home, reminiscent of the caped crusader’s film sets, has sold for an undisclosed sum, achieving the top sale price this year in the exclusive suburb of Ascot after being on the market for a mere 34 days.

The six-bedroom house at 128 Crosby Road was listed with $10 million plus expectations.

The sale eclipses that of 26 Mayfield Street, Ascot, which sold last month and was listed for expressions of interest in the range of $7.5 million to $8.5 million, and that of the $8.3 million sale for 24 Palm Avenue, Ascot, which sold off-market in February.

It also set the highest sale price per sqm ever for a property in the prestige Brisbane suburb, according to a media release.

The property received wide exposure via Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates throughout 63 countries, positioning the property in for buyers all around the world.

It was featured in the New York Financial Times print and online editions, Mansion Global and the Daily Mail UK, as well as front page of the Courier Mail Real Estate Liftout and AFR’s Domain Prestige, Channel 7 Brisbane News and Sky Business News, among others.

The property received more than 100,000 views on realestate.com.au.

Enquiries came in from Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty said more than 90 groups inspected the architecturally designed home and there were 23 private inspections, attracting a wide range of highly qualified buyers, all specifically wanting an Ascot Hamilton address.

Sotheby’s Ascot principal, Stephen Weber said Sotheby’s was able to “leverage our local connections, empowered international resources and meaningful partnerships in the marketing and the sale of this amazing property”. 

'Batman-tunnel' home in Brisbane's Ascot sells for undisclosed sum

Situated on the edge of Bartley’s Hill, the home has been built as a family estate that is also the ideal entertainer. 

Reminiscent of a Hollywood film set, the 50 m concrete enclosed tunnel, one of two entrances to the home, extends upwards to an underground bunker-like garage capable of accommodating eight to 10 cars.

The tunnel, internal lift system and house is a complex feat of engineering.

Vendor Brett Walker said the sales and marketing process with Queensland Sotheby’s was rigorous, passionate and absolutely professional.

“The campaign and very quick sale speaks for itself, congrats to the entire team on a job well done,” he said.

Its features include a theatre, study, billiard room, wine cellar, two pools, a gymnasium spanning half a level, a zen room, outdoor kitchen and two laundries.

The home’s elevated position capture 180 degrees of the surrounding landscape from the vista of Moreton Bay through to Mt Coot-tha.

 

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