The luxury Gold Coast home owned by MotoGP great Mick Doohan and where Johnny Depp and Amber Heard allegedly had a finger-severing altercation is going to auction this month.
It’s also where their former couple’s two dogs, Pistol and Boo, stayed under house arrest after they were illegally smuggled into the country while Depp was filming an installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom Coomera estate – which is going to auction at 5pm on September 28 through agency Amir Mian Prestige, following a private sale campaign – was the site of a 2015 fight between Depp and Heard in which she allegedly threw a vodka bottle at him, severing the tip of his finger.
“She threw the large bottle and it made contact [with my hand] and shattered everywhere,” Depp testified during his defamation trial against Heard. “Then I looked down and realised that my tip of my finger had been severed.”
Heard denied the claim in court.
David Kipper, a concierge doctor, testified that he was called to the residence and cleaned Depp’s wound before taking him to the emergency room. He also said that he asked staff to search the house for the missing fingertip.
During Depp’s testimony, he claimed he was forced to hide from Heard in the sprawling home to escape her alleged tirades.
“The house they’d rented for me in Australia was quite a large place. I think I ended up locking myself in at least nine bedrooms, bathrooms that day as she was banging on the doors and screaming obscenities and wanting to have a physical altercation,” Depp said.
Depp and Heard rented the Queensland mansion at 290 Colman Road in Coomera from Doohan in 2015, during Depp’s time filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were guests in 2013 while Jolie filmed Unbroken. Singer Pink and her motocross-racer husband Carey Hart have also reportedly stayed at the compound.
The private riverfront property known as Diamond Head has been dubbed “one of Australia’s most luxurious estates”.
Set on 18 hectares with never-to-be-built-out river, skyline and hinterland vistas, the property is anchored on 628 metres of prime Coomera and Pimpama River frontage and is one of the largest private allotments found on the Gold Coast.
Elite features include a tennis court, landing strip, marina and 400-square-metre concrete area used for cars, jet skis, boats and to land your helicopter. The space sits directly outside a large shed with four offices on its mezzanine level.
Being the home of a five time consecutive 500cc motorcycle World Champion, there’s also a custom go-kart track and dirt bikes.
Other features on the manicured park-like grounds include a 500-square-metre man cave with fully equipped bar, as well as a large al fresco area with 20-metre wet edge pool and entertaining pavilion with teppanyaki grill and bathroom.
Guests are well catered to with both a two-bed caretaker’s cottage and separate three-bed, two-bath guest house.
The main residence with timber and marble finishes houses five ensuite bedrooms, multiple entertaining areas, a gym, lift, wine cellar, home theatre and six-car garage.
There are al fresco areas and a sprawling deck with dining pavilion with Surfers Paradise skyline, Broadwater and South Stradbroke views.
Article source: Queensland Property Investor