Jawdropping: Childcare centre founder lists lavish Brisbane riverfront mansion

This mansion on the riverfront in the Brisbane suburb of Yeronga is going to auction in October.

THE founder of a major Queensland childcare centre chain has put her extravagant riverfront mansion on the market.

Guppy’s Early Learning Centres managing director Suzanne Parker is taking her six-bedroom, six-bathroom estate in Yeronga to auction next month via a marketing campaign with selling agent Christine Rudolph of Ray White – New Farm.


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‘Rivadere’ is a European-inspired estate with panoramic river views across to St Lucia Golf Course.

Public records show Ms Parker paid $7.825m for the property in November 2017 — a sale price record for the suburb which still stands.

Known as ‘Rivadere’, the stately European-inspired manor sits on a whopping 2725 sqm of riverfront land with a 43m water frontage.

The mansion comes with a floodlit championship-sized tennis court.

The three-level house offers an incredible 1770 sqm of living space under roof and boasts panoramic river views across to St Lucia Golf Course.

Features include an off-form dome in the library, suspended concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, a 5000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, an internal lift, two studies, a home cinema, a rooftop viewing platform, and a six-car basement garage.

Imagine spending your afternoons here!

The lower level also includes a fully self-contained apartment for guests.

Inside is dripping with marble features sourced from around the world, and there are multiple living and entertaining areas flowing through to outdoor terraces and balconies.

The extravagant home boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms and multiple indoor and outdoor living areas.

Four of the six bedrooms have ensuites, while the opulent master suite also has a spa and steam room.

Outside, a championship-sized tennis court, a heated infinity-edge pool, heated spa, a slipway, and a boat house housing a home gym, are set among manicured lawns and hedges.

The property comes with a 5000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room.

There are 11 Guppy’s Early Learning Centres across the state, and the organisation describes itself as ‘Queensland’s leader in long daycare providers’.

The property is scheduled for auction on Saturday, October 15.

The median house price in Yeronga is $1.098m, according to the latest PropTrack figures.

The property goes to auction on October 15.

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