PHOTO: 598 London Road, Chandler, QLD 4155
A luxurious estate in Brisbane is currently up for sale, raising the bar for residential prices in the city and potentially surpassing the existing record of $20.5 million. Known as Stonebrook, this impressive property boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and is situated on a vast five-acre plot at 598 London Road in Chandler. With an anticipated price tag of around $20 million, the estate is listed by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.
Noteworthy for its international design influences, Stonebrook features a stunning bar inspired by the renowned Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The billiards room in the Chandler mansion incorporates a bar reminiscent of Raffles’ Writers Bar, complete with solid brass counters, architectural columns, and textured walls—a nod to the beloved hotel that the sellers frequent during their travels abroad.
Sumich Chaplin, a prominent architectural firm from New Zealand, was enlisted by the sellers—a couple who personally built the home over a period of three years. The choice of the firm was influenced by the vendors’ affinity for New Zealand, one of their favorite travel destinations. Clarke also mentions that the sellers, who have thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating their dream home, have plans to embark on a similar endeavor with another property spanning more than five acres. Their preference for vast land reflects their rural inclinations and desire for more space.
Described as a sanctuary offering a “six-star lifestyle” in the listing, Stonebrook presents a barn-style design featuring a sleek black exterior and exposed stone walls. Notable features include a fire pit accommodating up to 26 people, a half-size basketball court, dressage arena, golf driving range, and cricket net. Additional amenities comprise a poolside terrace with a spa, a home theater, a wine cellar, and a triple garage equipped with a gym and sauna.
The interior of the mansion exudes opulence, boasting French oak floors, vaulted ceilings, limestone-topped cabinetry in the kitchen, and elegant sheer drapes. Since its market debut on July 3, the property has generated tremendous interest from local, interstate, and international buyers, with an influx of inquiries flooding in, according to Clarke.
Chandler, located approximately 14 kilometers southeast of Brisbane’s central business district, serves as the suburb where this remarkable estate is situated.