The Pelican Waters home you’ll either ‘love or loathe’
A Sunshine Coast home paying homage to the Rat Pack and Aretha Franklin that can earn an annual income of $45,000 on booking sites has hit the market for the first time.
The four-bedroom home at 29 Marina View Drive in Pelican Waters has sparked a swarm of interest, according to its selling agent Louis D'Espagnac.
The Coronis Sunshine Coast agent said it was the type of home that buyers would either "love or loathe".
Mr D'Espagnac said the home had generated a huge amount of interest online with massive amounts of inquiries from Melbourne and Sydney.
"It's a very unique house, with an acquired taste," Mr D'Espagnac said.
"In my opinion it's probably not a family home, more for high-end, top-end professionals."
Mr D'Espagnac said the current owners had backgrounds in the building trade and hospitality and tourism.
He said the couple rented out the bottom floor of the home on Airbnb and Booking.com.au for an annual income of $45,000.
"The ground floor has been converted into a separate self-contained unit which is like a five-star hotel room," he said.
"Everything is there. Master bed, lounge, kitchenette.
"The owners live upstairs."
Mr D'Espagnac said potential buyers had their attention drawn towards the property due to its "cracker" murals inside.
He said modelling agencies had used the home for photo shoots which were splashed in national fashion magazines.
Aretha Franklin is featured as well as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin, three of the famous Rat Pack members.
"The owners have travelled a lot and had a vision and everything is done to a high spec," he said.
While potential buyers have been advised to contact the agency, Mr D'Espagnac said offers around the $1.8m mark would be considered.
He said the current owners would stay local and recreate the home on a bigger, broader scale.