Brisbane mega mansion with a helipad is fit for a Hollywood movie star

first_imgHiwa Mahmodi at the mega mansion he is selling in Chandler. Image: Richard GoslingIMAGINE the parties, the freeflowing champagne, the guests arriving by helicopter dressed to the nines …That’s what Hiwa Mahmodi visualised when he first saw 652 London Road — only he would be inside playing the grand piano.The film and television producer and music composer has spent the past 15 months, and $1.6 million, turning the property into the extravagant mansion it is today.A helicopter touches down at the property at 652 London Rd, Chandler.Reminiscent of a classic romantic film set, this property really is fit for a movie star and wouldn’t be out of place in the Hollywood Hills. Yet, here it is in the Brisbane suburb of Chandler. The suburb with just 15 houses Disaster sees celebrity hideaway emerge lighter and brighter Outside, manicured gardens, multi-tiered water fountains, a 20m lap pool and paved sunbathing areas create a dream playground for children of all ages.The house has a formal bar area.Mr Mahmodi said the property was the perfect place to self-isolate in the current circumstances — and he knows because he’s been doing just that for the past 15 months.With some 200 solar lights, eight water tanks with pumps for irrigation and bore water, ponds stocked with fish and a commercial generator, the property is almost self-sufficient. Hiwa Mahmodi is a coposer. Image:Richard Gosling“You can actually survive here without hardly ever having to leave the house,” Mr Mahmodi said. “(Despite the coronavirus) I don’t really feel much has changed to be honest!” The property is being marketed by Joseph Lordi of McGrath Bayside Manly and is for sale without a price guide.center_img MORE Jawdropping riverside home sells for $4.5m The Georgian-inspired residence has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, complete with a helipad, 100 stone and marble statues, 12 ponds, a porte cochere, a cinema, a dance room and a gym — all on 1ha of acreage 13km south of the CBD.“It definitely has LA vibes,” marketing agent Joseph Lordi of McGrath Bayside Manly said.“You could see it on a hilltop somewhere in Hollywood. “There are only so many homes in Brisbane where you walk in and go; ‘Wow’.”This palatial mansion at 652 London Rd, Chandler, is for sale.Mr Mahmodi, a former software developer with Microsoft, bought the property with a view to filming a new television show from there. But family illness has forced him to put the house on the market, after just 15 months of living there. During that time, Mr Mahmodi has been living there by himself, with only his gardener for company, as the renovations took place.“I think its’ a bit too big for me,” Mr Mahmodi joked.Imagine landing your helicopter here?He sees the new owners as being either artists, celebrities, politicians, or private families.“Someone who appreciates beauty, inside and outside,” Mr Mahmodi said.“It’s an independent, entertaining mansion.”He is even offering the house with all the furniture and interiors included.“I have bought everything specifically to suit the house,” Mr Mahmodi said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoInside the mansion at 652 London Rd, Chandler.No expense has been spared in decorating the house with marble staircases and floors, French doors and sparkling chandeliers. Other features of the property include formal and informal lounge and dining areas, self-contained caretaker’s accommodation, multiple courtyards and alfresco entertaining areas and garaging for four vehicles. last_img

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