Gold Coast replica of George Washington’s mansion sold at auction –

Gold Coast replica of George Washington’s mansion sold at auction -

The Manuka Property was modelled on George and Martha Washington’s dwelling in northern Virginia

A reproduction of first US president George Washington’s property, earmarked for an upcoming TV manufacturing, has offered beneath the hammer for $2.55m.

The Georgian-style manor at Mudgeeraba was in-built 2004 to imitate the facade of historic Mount Vernon, the Northern Virginian dwelling of America’s founding father and his spouse, Martha.

Sprawled throughout 3.6ha and dubbed The Manuka Property, the property at 3 Manuka Rd was marketed by Alex and Victoria Fleri, of Amir Status, and has been scouted by a Netflix manufacturing firm.

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Mr Fleri mentioned the public sale attracted 4 registered bidders, with an extra three conditional consumers hoping to buy the distinctive seven-bedroom, three-bathroom residence.

Auctioneer David Holmes fielded the opening bid of $1.8m, with closed room negotations held between the best bidder and board of householders earlier than the public sale re-commenced and the property was introduced in the marketplace at $2.55m.

Mr Fleri mentioned the customer was an area dentist and his spouse, who’ve 4 kids.

“That they had outgrown their present property and so they want some area for his or her children to grown into,” Mr Fleri mentioned.

“They need to modernise the home a bit, though they’ve embraced the distinctive architectural model of it, and they’re additionally planning to get some goats and possibly a few horses so they are going to clear a number of the grounds.”

The property is ready amid sprawling grounds

The house’s presidential stylings embody daring Brintons Axminster carpet all through, porcelain tiling and assertion columns.

The format includes a mixture of formal and relaxed residing areas in addition to a cinema room and navy carpeted workplace with panelled ceiling.

A sweeping staircase leads upstairs, the place there’s six giant bedrooms, whereas the seventh or visitor bed room is positioned on the bottom ground.

Exterior, the spacious al fresco entertaining space overlooks the saltwater pool and there’s additionally a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage on the grounds.

The ‘presidential’ workplace?

Mr Fleri — who can also be an expert actor — mentioned the property’s gates and lengthy driveway flanked by hedges had caught the attention of producers as a possible location for a function set at a boarding faculty.

He mentioned the distributors had been a board of administrators who had deserted plans to open a Steiner faculty on the web site, as a substitute resolving to safe a bigger property to fulfill demand for his or her proposed unbiased academic facility.

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