Surgeon snaps up basketballer’s historic home, sells city showstopper –

Surgeon snaps up basketballer’s historic home, sells city showstopper -

Aron Baynes, Dr Justin Perron pictured together with his father, Dr Wayne Perron, and Woodrock

A BRISBANE plastic surgeon who snapped up NBL star Aron Baynes’ historic Paddington mansion has offloaded his personal showstopper dwelling in the identical sought-after suburb for $4.2 million.

Justin Perron upgraded from Woodrock, the up to date new-build he bought in 2019, splashing $5.8m on the irreplaceable 158-year-old Queenslander Baynes had deliberate to revive.

Each the sale of Woodrock, at 33 Rockbourne Tce, and the acquisition of the historic dwelling, at 49 Studying St, had been dealt with by Josh Brown and Matt Lancashire, of Ray White New Farm — and each transacted inside days of itemizing.

Brisbane Bullets star Aron Baynes and his spouse Rachel purchased the grand property often known as

The Governess for $4.5m in January final 12 months, partaking award-winning builders Graya to revive her former glory.

49 Studying Avenue, Paddington was bought by basketballer Aron Baynes

Baynes and his spouse Rachel had commissioned renovation plans. Image: Peter Wallis


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The property, which spans 1634sq m throughout 4 nook blocks, is called the older sibling of Authorities Home. It pre-dates that constructing and was designed by the identical architect, Benjamin Backhouse, within the 1860s.

However a change of circumstance noticed Baynes listing the property earlier than work on the seven-bedroom dwelling was accomplished.

Dr Perron jumped on the alternative to tackle a “status renovation” by Graya — the staff was additionally behind Woodrock, which he bought for $2.75m in 2019.

Mr Brown mentioned the swift sale of Woodrock to an area household confirmed continued excessive demand for brand new and renovated luxurious property.

Fifty teams had inspected the five-bedroom home on a 570sq m block in the course of the first open home inspection.

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Woodrock by Graya at Paddington

The house on Rockbourne Tce went viral when it was first listed in 2019

The property’s dramatic options embody hovering voids, sharp angles and uncooked textures together with timber, stone, tiles, and polished concrete.

Expanses of glass and louvred home windows maximise gentle, whereas indoor residing areas stream to an al fresco entertaining space with double-height ceilings and a barbecue kitchen.

“It’s a very placing dwelling with nice performance for households and it has been fantastically crafted by Graya and Tim Stewart architect,” Mr Brown mentioned.

“The demand for high-end properties for the time being continues to be actually sturdy in Brisbane.

“I believe that market will proceed to go from power to power because the rising prices of development have effectively and actually set in and consumers are selecting to buy completed product quite than renovate their home, or embark on a mission themselves,” he mentioned.

Whereas Dr Perron had bucked that pattern, status renovators would all the time maintain worth — whereas “Graya magic” was additionally behind the spectacular good points in each transactions, Mr Brown mentioned.

“If one thing actually particular got here up he’d give me a name and after we launched The Governess he known as me that day and we organised that deal inside two days of it being available on the market.”

Renders by Graya of The Governess renovation

The historic facade will likely be retained, with a complicated extension added

Graya’s Rob Grey mentioned the commerce confirmed the proprietor was “superb at selecting uncommon and distinctive properties which are arduous to copy”.

“That’s the place you can also make an important revenue,” Mr Grey mentioned.

Canadian-born Dr Perron had beforehand owned one other standout Paddington property often known as Three Home, which was named Australian Home of the Yr in 2021.

Dr Perron bought the modular dwelling at 2 Norwood Tce for $1.89m in April 2021 and bought it simply 5 months later for $2.125m.

The Governess’ new design retained its historic options whereas adapting its interiors to luxurious trendy requirements.

The house’s authentic options embody a reception space and entertaining rooms, formal lounges and eating areas, a grand staircase, library, and deep verandas.

Mr Grey mentioned DA-approved plans for the re-imagined Queenslander had been being customised to go well with its new proprietor.

“We knew it was going to be a delicate mission for the neighborhood and we wished to do it justice,” Mr Grey mentioned.

“Our focus is on restoring the present facade and designing a complicated addition that’s extra appropriate for his household.”

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