AS kids across Queensland head back into classrooms this week, mums and dads could be putting their feet up at one of these homes for sale with impressive parents’ retreats.
Spread across Brisbane as well as the coast, these unique properties not only offer luxury living, but also that priceless luxury of your own private sanctuary — although we can’t guarantee for how long before the little ones come knocking.
These properties have spacious master suites with private lounge areas or balconies, lavish ensuites fit for a five-star hotel, or cavernous walk-in robes.
Features include custom dressing rooms, wine-testing cellars, in-ground hot tubs, and marble fireplaces.
Then once you’re done with peace and quiet, get the kids onboard to enjoy everything else these entertainer’s dream homes have to offer, from resort-style al fresco areas and vintage-style billiard rooms to 3D golf simulators, tennis courts, and even an in-house pinball arcade.
For house-hunting families, we’ve compiled ten of the best listings you may want to snap up in time for the next school holidays.
74 BACTON RD, CHANDLER
Parents could be forgiven for needing a little respite from all the fun on offer at this incredible property comprising a six-bedroom main residence and two-bedroom guest house set over 10,000sq m in the Brisbane suburb of Chandler.
Features of the mansion include a state-of-the-art games arcade, two gyms, two spas, four offices, two cinemas, a commercial bar, 3D golf simulator, a soccer field and championship-sized tennis court.
Then there’s the insane 35-car garage, itself worth more than some of the city’s top homes.
Mums and dads can recline in luxury in the comfort of the sprawling parents’ retreat with dual walk-through robes, a marble ensuite with freestanding bath, and a private balcony.
The home is marketed by Heath Williams, of Place.
132 VIRGINIA AVE, HAWTHORNE
This five-bedroom waterfront mansion is appointed with an elegant parents’ retreat with a private balcony, marble ensuite, lavish dressing room with custom-built white high-gloss robes and a free-standing bathtub overlooking the river, designed by Enigma Interiors.
There’s also a soundproof eight-seat home cinema, while the top floor gym could also function as a spacious home office with uninterrupted water and city views.
Outside is given over to al fresco entertaining, with manicured gardens surrounding travertine terraces with an outdoor kitchen and woodfired pizza oven, as well as a 16-seat concrete fire pit and heated mosaic-tiled pool.
A lift connects all levels, including to the foyer of the private master bedroom sanctuary.
It’s for sale by negotiation with Garry Price, of The Agency.
157 ADELAIDE ST EAST, CLAYFIELD
Located in an exclusive street within Clayfield’s education precinct, this home captures spectacular north-easterly views towards the Gateway Bridge, Brisbane Airport and Moreton Bay.
Features include bespoke Wyer and Craw joinery, rich marble surfaces and an ebony and wrought iron staircase, a heated pool, cinema, wine-tasting cellar and a snooker club-style lounge with bar.
Originally a builder’s own home, the opulent master bedroom is on a separate level to the kids’ rooms, and joins a private lounge with a marble-edge, wood-burning fireplace.
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The parents-only spaces have recently been made over in Highgate House-style, with stylish wallpapers, elegant drapes, roman blinds and all-white, integrated cabinetry.
There’s a custom-built dressing room with island storage, an illuminated handbag display case and a seated makeup table, plus an ensuite with freestanding bath.
The home is marketed by Elisa McMahon, of Adcock Prestige.
137-139 COMMODORE DR, PARADISE WATERS
As if the sweeping waterfront views from this 1,642sq m main river estate weren’t relaxing enough, the five-bedroom home on a double block also has a unique parents’ retreat in a style you may expect to find tucked away in an Asian hinterland resort.
The residence has a wide river outlook from the expansive open-plan living area and kitchen, while both interior and outdoor spaces showcase an Asian Vernacular-style with emphasis on natural materials of sandstone flooring and vaulted timber ceilings.
The huge riverfront master suite with parent’s retreat has a walk-in robe and tranquil ensuite with inground spa, his and her basins and a large shower.
It is marketed by Karen Pirie, of Harcourts Coastal.
18 MORRIS ST, ORMISTON
This architecturally designed four-bedroom home combines light-filled contemporary living zones with an impressive outdoor entertaining set-up.
The poolside entertaining pavilion has a sunken fire pit, pool house, TV lounge area, suspended fireplace and pizza oven, a full kitchenette and bathroom plus outdoor shower.
Set over two luxurious levels, the home’s features include a gym, cinema and games room with a bar.
Tired parents will appreciate the coffee station in the kitchen with butler’s pantry, while there’s a unique leather-finish granite waterfall island.
Again for mums and dads, the private master suite opens up to a private, outdoor deck and also has a walk-in robe, Italian-tiled ensuite, and automated black-out screen and blinds.
The home is marketed by Emil Juresic, of NGU Real Estate.
144 TALLEBUDGERA DR, PALM BEACH
This luxurious Hamptons-style home on beautiful Tallebudgera Creek has caught the eye of football players across two codes, as well as local families enamored by the property’s many features including the plush parent digs on the first floor.
The sprawling master suite has his and hers custom built-ins, walk-in robe, deluxe ensuite plus a separate parents’ retreat.
Set over three levels, the property has six bedrooms, all with water views, as well as bespoke interiors and an impressive al fresco entertaining area complete with pool and waterfront cabana.
There is also a separate guest house.
The property is marketed by Rob Lamb, of Kollosche, and goes to auction on Friday.
122 TOWERS ST, ASCOT
This off-the-plan home has been designed with every comfort a modern family could want — including a palatial private area for the parents.
Design features of the house will include Venetian render internal walls, stone feature cladding, Knotwood aluminum screening, high-quality timber flooring, and extensive mosaic tiling. Inside, a custom circular staircase is a feature complimenting the curved walls.
As well as dedicated living space for the parents, there’s an upstairs family room which is ideal for teenagers, and an al fresco entertaining area beneath a hanging garden.
The property is expected to be completed in September, and is for sale by Damon Warat, of Ray White.
8087 RIVERSIDE DR, SANCTUARY COVE
A renovated three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on the Coomera River, this property is located within the exclusive gated community of Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.
The open-plan living and dining areas form the heart of the home and flow to the kitchen – together offering the ideal vantage point to take in the spectacular river views.
Lap up the lifestyle while relaxing or entertaining friends in this well-designed home which boasts the ideal north-eastern aspect and takes advantage of its calm and peaceful location.
The upper level has a huge master bedroom, massive walk-in robe, full bathroom, and access to your own private balcony. And right next to this is the parents’ lounge area.
The lower level is home to two king bedrooms with private bathrooms, a full-size media room plus a study and library, as well as another generous living space.
It is marketed by Ray White and goes to auction on Feb 5.
7 SATINWOOD CT, BARDON
This five-bedroom home is set on an elevated 1,263sqm lot only six kilometers from Brisbane’s CBD.
Set over four levels, a grand entry on the third floor leads to a spacious family room with an adjoining verandah. There’s a generous games room and separate home theater, as well as a dining room and well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast bar, waterfall Caesarstone benchtops, three Liebherr fridges, a six-burner stove and oven, a Miele dishwasher, and a huge butler’s pantry.
Then on the fourth level, discover the lavish parents’ retreat. It has an entertainment area with a bar and a powder room next to the master bedroom with oversized walk-in robe. An opulent ensuite features dual vanities, floor-to-ceiling tiling and a separate shower and step-in spa bath.
Back downstairs, there’s a timber deck with sparkling city views and the pool set among lush tropical gardens.
The property is for sale for offers above $3.8m via Place agent, Ann-Karyn Fraser.
42 PETSCH CREEK RD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY
Nestled in the peaceful Tallebudgera Valley, ‘Mandevilla’ offers a serene hinterland lifestyle.
Set over 7.8acres, there is a double-storey four-bedroom home and separate guest house, both surrounded by nature, with stone and timber finishes creating rustic charm.
The top floor of the main home is given over to a secluded parents’ retreat with an ensuite and private balcony for ultimate relaxation. The ground floor hosts three additional bedrooms, while a deluxe bathroom with free-standing bath offers a peaceful retreat.
Take in the picturesque hinterland view from the magnesium swimming pool, covered alfresco area or beside the sunken fire pit.
The securely fenced estate is perfect for horses and an active family with a love of the outdoors, and comes with two Shetland ponies, a pond, paddocks, and stable with power and water.
The property is marketed by Rob Lamb, of Kollosche.