Record-breaking sale for Wavell Heights hillside home

A stunning family property in Brisbane is celebrating both its first ever sale and a new record price for its suburb. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 60 Zeehan St, Wavell Heights, has sold for a jaw-dropping $1.885 million to a local family. Its next highest suburb price rival, 39 Highlands St, sold for $1.77 million last month.  

Known as ‘Villa Collina’, or the house on the hill, the spectacular triple-storey masterpiece was built just last year by Brisbane-based TJM Builders. Stretched across 498sqm, it’s one of four newly built neighbouring houses on Zeehan St.

According to McGrath Wilston sales agent Craig Lea, who sold the home in conjunction with Hooper Street Realty’s Aimee Fernando, the fantastic sale only proves what he already knows – new constructions in Wavell Heights are booming. A good example is the property’s neighbour, 54 Zeehan St, which Aimee has just sold for $1.725 million. She has also just listed 56 Zeehan St with a price guide north of $1.7 million.

Craig says while the suburb has a balanced profile of Queenslanders and post-war homes, plenty of modern properties are also now appearing, which typically appeal to families because of their functional floorplans.

“Wavell Heights gets a lot of attention from buyers looking for new constructions,” he explains. “When you have the option to build something new, the floorplan is really your creation, and builders and developers typically create floorplans that are really quite functional for families. These families are typically upgrading from older Queenslanders or post-war homes so new constructions offer them everything they don’t have.”

Craig says from its first day on the market, Villa Collina was popular and attracted “huge amounts” of interest. He still receives phone calls and emails about the property despite it now being under contract.

“The home got a lot of attention because it’s got a lot of personality,” he says. “There’s lace on the façade and a pink door. A lot of people also saw it being constructed and so when it went online, it was hugely popular.”

The home also features a kitchen with stone benchtops and a butler’s pantry, a covered patio overlooking a pool, a custom-built wine rack in the open-plan living area, oak floors, two fenced lawns, and panoramic views to the city skyline.

Craig adds he’s was confident even before its impressive sale that Villa Collina deserved to break records.

“It was so well built and beautifully finished,” he says. “The builder had carefully considered everything and every fixture and fitting.”

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