THE buyers of 2021’s top record-breaking home had been house-hunting in the ritzy boaties’ enclave of Sanctuary Cove before settling on a luxury new build in the unassuming northern suburb of Oxenford.
The $2.715 million sale of 9 Temple Island Cct in May smashed the previous record of $1.28 million set in January by a whopping 112 per cent, data released by REA Group shows.
It was not only the Coast’s most outstanding record-breaker of the year, but also took out second place in the national ranking of suburbs where a new high sale price was set in 2021.
The suburbs were ranked by the percentage difference between the 2021 record and the previous most expensive sale, based on houses listed on realestate.com.au this year.
Marketing agent Khan Robust, of Robust Real Estate, said the five-bedroom house on a 1,000sq m block fronting Regatta Lake was a unique offering for Oxenford, an area where buyers can still purchase for under the Gold Coast median house price of $850,000.
The buyers had recently relocated from interstate and were unfamiliar with the area before discovering the architecturally designed home, which was completed in 2018 by a builder known for his work on upmarket Sovereign Islands, Mr Robust said.
“The home deserved to be in more of a Sovereign Islands or Sanctuary Cove postcode, however even at this current price tag, it was still seen as good value because it would have been twice the price if it had been located in one of those suburbs,” Mr Khan said.