AFL Sydney Swans player Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and his wife Jesinta invested around $9million in a glamorous Mediterranean mansion on the Gold Coast, weeks before listing their luxury apartment in Sydney’s eastern suburbs .
The top couple’s latest multi-million dollar purchase comes after Franklin signed with the Swans for another year, days before the team’s AFL Grand Final against Geelong.
The famous player and his wife, a former Miss Universe turned fashion influencer, announced their $5million pad Rose Bay this week, amid persistent rumors that they are moving to the Gold Coast, where Jesinta grew up.
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They snapped up the sprawling luxury property after just six days on the market, smashing the previous sales record in the emerging Gold Coast hinterland suburb.
The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home on a 4,497 sq m block with panoramic views is a significant upgrade for the couple and their two children, Tullulah and Rocky.
Designed by architect Reece Keil, the house has captured the hearts of property watchers across the country, taking the top spot as Australia’s most viewed house for sale on realestate.com.au.
Amir Prestige director Amir Mian and agent Justin Haynes had marketed the unique European-inspired home with a price guide of between $8 million and $10 million.
The exact sale price has not been disclosed.
The one-of-a-kind hillside home with 180 degree views of the Gold Coast skyline combines limestone curves and arches with landscaped greenery.
The master bedroom is a must-see, with its 4m headboard and a vaulted tunnel leading to a walk-in closet and bathroom.
The outdoor amenities are reminiscent of a resort, with a glamorous full-length magnesium pool deck with swim-up bar, as well as a built-in barbecue, games room and lounge with panoramic views.
Construction was completed in November last year, with Tidal Constructions winning the top prize for House of the Year at the Gold Coast Master Builders Awards.
The Franklins are now looking for a buyer for their four-bedroom, three-bathroom block at Rose Bay’s designer resort, The Carlisle.
Sydney’s flat is listed with Paul Biller, of Biller Property.
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