Former Olympian turned property developer Mark Stockwell is hoping for a gold medal sale of his parents riverfront estate at Moggill.
Myora Park sits on 4.15 hectares and has been in the family for three generations, with the former elite swimmer, who now runs the Stockwell Property Group, heading up the sale on behalf of his mother Necia and his deceased father Bill, who founded the company in 1952.
“We grew up there,” Mr Stockwell told the Courier Mail. “I am one of six kids … I remember when my parents bought the property.
“I remember thinking it was such a sensational and beautiful place. It overlooks the intersection of the Brisbane and Bremer rivers.
“It was just the sheer beauty, and the quietness of the place.
“It was 1978 I think when dad built the house.”
But with his mother turning 89 years old on Monday, and his siblings off living their lives with their own families, it is time to pass the baton on to the next family.
Mark Stockwell at the Anna Meares Velodrome, Chandler. Photographer: Liam Kidston.
Myora Park homestead has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, with the rural retreat boasting a charm from the bygone era.
It sits on 10 acres of land, and is located on the junction of the Brisbane and Bremer rivers.
Filled with period features, the house has handcrafted parquetry flooring, soaring 3.7m ceilings, a two-way log fireplace, leadlight accents and elegant chandeliers as well as modern touches such as a gourmet kitchen, multiple living and dining zones and an outdoor oasis with pool, spa and tennis court.
A sweeping circular driveway leads up to the homestead, which also has a traditional bullnose veranda that hugs the entire perimeter of the home.
Outside there is established gardens and manicured, an in-ground pool, tennis court, spa, sauna and barbecue amenities.
There is also an enormous entertainment pavilion.
Back inside, the single level homestead’s kitchen has quality appliances, marble and stainless steel benches, and a second kitchen for catering.
There is a formal and informal dining area as well as a sitting room with a wet bar, wine cellar, a formal lounge and a vast living room.
The master suite has banks of windows including clerestory casement windows, a walk-in robe plus an ensuite with a claw foot bath and bidet.
There is also a fully self-contained guesthouse, a home office/library, ducted airconditioning and four car accommodation with a large workshop attached.
Mr Stockwell said it would be a bittersweet moment when the house changed hands, but they would always have plenty of good memories.
“We would run off and come home when it got dark,” he said. “It would suit a family who wants horses, or even someone downsizing from say a property out west who wants the city life but not a West End unit.
“It has been a great part of our lives and while the pineapple farms are gone, it is still a great place.”
The property is being marketed by Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, and will go under the hammer at midday on October 27.