PHOTO: Candy Shop Mansion
Wealthy young investors from overseas are showing keen interest in taking control of the renowned Candy Shop Mansion, owned by multimillionaire playboy Travers ‘Candyman’ Beynon. The opulent Baroque-style property, once known for its extravagant features like a stripper pole and oversized beds, has been transformed to cater to a wider market.
Evan Molloy, the marketing agent, revealed that the estate on the northern Gold Coast has become a global attraction due to its “infamous past.” Beynon, also known as Candyman, gained notoriety for hosting lavish parties and maintaining a high-profile romantic life.
The expansive property, spanning over 2000 sqm, has undergone significant renovations, removing exotic features from the master bedroom and introducing changes to appeal to a broader audience. Molloy highlighted the property’s awe-inspiring elements, including a 250,000L infinity pool, a 27-tonne statue of King Neptune, a cinema, and a boardroom with a transparent floor overlooking a showroom garage filled with luxury cars.
The listing in Helensvale has garnered substantial attention, amassing over 1 million views on social media and receiving more than 150 inquiries on realestate.com.au. Molloy emphasized the property’s global appeal, attracting interest from wealthy individuals overseas seeking a Gold Coast base.
While specific offer details were not disclosed, Molloy confirmed the existence of serious interest in the property. The estate features a grand entrance with huge crested gates, drawing inspiration from Greek and Italian art and architecture. The 5647 sqm riverfront estate boasts a marble ‘Fountain of Travi,’ hand-painted frescos, and other luxurious amenities.
The extensive floorplan encompasses 14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, an opulent office, a soundproof home cinema, and a ballroom with an 8m void and dazzling chandelier. The outdoor areas include al fresco spaces, a 24-carat gold mosaic-tiled infinity pool, a swim-up bar, a grotto with an underground massage zone, a kids’ pool with live fish, and a fire pit.
Despite the property being associated with Beynon’s flamboyant lifestyle, Molloy mentioned that the owner is transitioning away from that lifestyle as he prepares to welcome a baby boy this year. The expressions of interest campaign for the property was chosen due to its unique and incomparable nature in the market. Molloy compared it to top-tier properties, emphasizing the challenge of determining a specific value but expressing confidence in achieving the best possible outcome for this extraordinary estate. Beynon originally acquired the property in 2010, expanding it over the years to triple its size.