Shoe heiress Tracey Mathers, whose grandfather started Queensland retail icon Mathers in the 1920s, is selling her Tuscan-inspired Brisbane home, complete with its own deluxe shoe closet.
Located in Camp Hill, the architecturally-designed, elevated villa-style residence sits on a 405sq m block at 71 Stephen St and has been home to the footwear doyenne for 25 years.
Listed with Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm. it has three bedrooms including a top-floor parents retreat with a private bedroom suite, a living room with city views, a walk-in robe, an ensuite and a “shoe closet”.
The living and dining area boasts a fireplace, louvres, shutters and soaring voids to let in the light.
The entertainers kitchen also has a 4.5m skylight, while the dining area flows out onto the entertaining terrace that overlooks the pool and city views.
Ms Rudolph said the vendors were selling as they are now seeking a sea change and are ready to pass the residence onto a new family.
Ms Mathers said as a “city girl”, it was a big call to sell up but she and husband Rick, and their red spoodle Ruby, were keen to move closer to the water.
“We never had kids but it has been our home for 26 years,” she said, adding that she sold her Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio stores across southeast Queensland about six years ago.
Now a leadership and mindset training coach, Ms Mathers said that while she would continue working as she loved the field – Rick has retired – the couple loved being on the water and wanted to make the move to the Sunshine Coast.
“It was a tough call (to sell) as I have always been a city girl but it is time to move onto our next chapter,” she said.
“But I love the feel of this house. It is like a little villa and when I walk in, it is like my own little haven.
“I love the entertainment space, the city views and the street – we have such amazing neighbours.”
Mathers Shoes, she said, celebrates 100 years in November, and while no longer in the “shoe biz”, Ms Mathers said her obsession with footwear had not waned.
“You can’t take the girl out of the shoe trade,” she said, while admitting that for every new shoe purchase, she had to “redirect” her supply to friends.
“So it doesn’t get overcrowded,” she laughed.
“I just hope they have good shopping up that way (Sunshine Coast).”
Article source: Queensland Property Investor