FORMER Gold Coast Suns boss Tony Cochrane and wife Thea are selling their Gold Coast trophy home.
The sprawling riverfront mansion at 9 McMillan Court, Southport has hit the market six weeks after the neighbouring property sold for $24.8 million.
The Cochranes, who are global sports and entertainment producers, spent $6 million on their 1,411sq m parcel of land in 2007 before engaging architect Bayden Goddard to meticulously design one of the city’s first Hamptons-style homes.
No expense was spared during a two-year build that had 14 carpenters at its peak to achieve intricate woodwork throughout.
Materials were sourced from across the world to sculpt a bespoke lifestyle sanctuary.
“It’s been a really outstanding family home for the past 16 years,” Mr Cochrane said.
“We’ve raised our three kids here and we have loved the location, particularly the skyline views over the river at night.”
Set over four levels, the home includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a six-car basement.
A New York-inspired library and cards room has been a family favourite, as has the eight-seater “gold class” cinema.
There is also a private pool, spa, gymnasium and steam room, as well as a large pontoon with twin jet ski docks.
Multiple entertaining areas include a rooftop room with bar and river view wraparound balcony, an internal barbecue pavilion opening onto the pool, and an expansive covered terrace.
“We have created so many memories here – from stand-up cocktail parties through to formal banquets,” Mr Cochrane said.
“The house played a leading role in hosting dinners for international Commonwealth Games delegates back in the time when the Gold Coast was competing for that event.”
The property has also served as the setting for numerous parties – Mr Cochrane has an extensive background as the former executive chairman of V8 Supercars Australia and as chairman of the Gold Coast Suns, a position he relinquished earlier this year.
“I enjoyed this role immensely, but I felt it was time for new blood and for me to explore new adventures both here in Australia and overseas,” said Mr Cochrane, who plays an active role in Cochrane Entertainment alongside co-founding director Thea Cochrane.
Mr Cochrane is no stranger to Gold Coast property, having owned residences previously on Hedges Ave at Mermaid Beach and Waterview Cres in Bundall, property records reveal.
Kollosche selling principal Michael Kollosche, alongside agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, is running an expression of interest campaign on 9 McMillan Court closing December 6.
The listing follows the sale of 5 McMillan Court, a mansion on a 3442 sqm block which sold in September for $24.8 million.
It is the highest sale on the Gold Coast this year.
Mr Kollosche said buyers recognised this prestigious pocket in Southport as the most exclusive riverfront address on the Gold Coast.
“There are only 12 homes along this tightly held stretch of main river, which is one of the widest sections of water with views extending north to Main Beach and south to Broadbeach,” said Mr Kollosche.
“The location affords an incredible lifestyle and is extremely private, while the house delivers a level of detail and quality that would be extremely difficult and costly to replicate today.”
Article source: www.realestate.com.au