Birkdale House in Brisbane now has a new owner after famous interior designer Anna Spiro said goodbye to her Bayside home of nearly 11 years.
After generating huge interest both locally and interstate, four offers, two of which were submitted via FaceTime, were put forward for the vast 1800s homestead before it was sold for $2.1 million to a family from Brisbane.
Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba negotiated the sale of the five-bedroom property on behalf of the renowned designer and said there was no shortage of buyers looking to get their hands on the vast heritage home.
“It’s a magical property,” she says.
“It’s called Birkdale House because it’s one of the original homes in the area. It’s perched on the top of a hill across four blocks so it’s very much a character property,” Sarah explains.
“It has an adjoining guest residence so you can literally have two different families living there, which is really unique.”
Undoubtedly Anna Spiro’s colourful pedigree went a long way to adding an extra component to the sale of an already stunning property – after all, it pays to take after the experts, right?
“She’s such a talented lady and this was her personal home so it was quite an honour to sell it to be honest!” Sarah says.
“It was purchased by a local buyer, who has a business in the area and has always wanted to own a large-block character home. It’s been a dream of theirs and Anna really liked them so it was a great match all round!
“The buyer’s daughter actually followed her on Instagram – they love Anna Spiro’s style.”
Anna Spiro has designed some of Brisbane’s finest landmarks including Howard Smith Wharves and Halcyon House as well as having her own wallpaper line.
The sale of 27 Roger Street comes as Brisbane’s Bayside continues to grow in appeal in the wake of COVID-19 with the necessity to reside in the city’s CBD lessening as time goes on.
“The Bayside has had a bit of a resurgence because of the pandemic because people can work from home, they don’t have to live five minutes from the city anymore and are opting to move to where they actually want to live,” Sarah reveals.
27 Roger Street, Birkdale, Qld 4159
Sarah Hackett – 0488 355 553
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