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$2.25 million Australian ‘house of the year’ finally sells

Anastasia Santoreneos
·2-min read
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com

An award-winning Queensland home has finally sold, after hitting the market with a price tag of $2.25 million in November last year.

The home at 5 Planchonella Close was built in 2015, and took out four categories at the Australian Institute of Architect Awards that year, as well as two categories in the Houses Awards.

Perched in a lush heritage rainforest and set on a sprawling 4,818-square metres, the home won House of the Year in both award ceremonies.

5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com

The home boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a stunning pool, as well as a rooftop garden with jaw-dropping views of the surrounding forest.

“The rawness of the concrete is offset by rosewood timber window frames and fixtures to add natural warmth and texture to the abode,” the listing states.

5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com

“Extensive use of frameless glass windows and doors allows unobstructed views to be appreciated from every vantage point within the residence.”

The open plan design has moveable walls, intended to “turn open spaces into functional rooms”, and an “effortless flow” between the indoors and the outdoors.

Despite its award-winning designs, the home spent nearly 12 months on the market, only selling on 2 October this year, according to Realestate.com.

5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com
5 Planchonella Close, Edge Hill, Qld 4870. Source: Realestate.com

The sale price has not been confirmed, but it was listed for $2.25 million in July.

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