Sunshine North's castle-inspired exterior conceals the interior of Playboy, a Barbie doll.
At this surprising suburban Sunshine North pad, the "Playboy mansion" meets Hungarian roots behind a castle-inspired facade.
17 Berkshire Road's solid grey exterior conceals a Barbie pink interior brimming with personality after a lockdown-induced makeover.
The four-bedroom home is classified between $590,000 and $640,000.
Kay, Douglas According to Sunshine's Peter Kay, the house was designed in the 1950s by the original owner, a Hungarian immigrant who established his roots in Sunshine North following World War II.
He allegedly drew inspiration for the elegant exterior design from the castles of his homeland.
However, after the current occupant, the late owner's granddaughter, gave the property an imaginative "iso update," the agent described it as "something out of a Playboy mansion."
“Everything in there is so well-curated and enjoyable that she has repurposed it as her playhouse,” Mr Kay said.
It was a labor of love
Pink accent walls, door frames, and bursts of color are found throughout the home, as well as in the retro-style kitchen, which features a Hello Kitty-themed tiled splashback.
The home, which was adorned with cow hides, furs, animal print, unicorn decorations, and photographs of hip hop icons, represented an opportunity for a city buyer to secure their "own exclusive slice of the suburbs," Mr Kay explained.
“The sheer number of rooms in the house makes it an appealing investment,” he said.
He added that the newly renovated pad will also be an excellent quirky first home for a young buyer.
The 582sq m block includes four car spaces, a garage workshop, and a large, undeveloped backyard.
There were also twin living areas and a funky all-blue bathroom with a cartoon cat on the shower curtain.
“It's full of personality and defies the trend,” Mr Kay said.
“Nothing else compares.”
According to him, this was the first time the property had ever been put on the market.
“A large number of European immigrants who settled in the area constructed bungalow-style homes on vacant lots and retained them,” he added.
The house will be auctioned on April 24.