Barry Plant is the eponymous founder of Victoria’s second largest real estate agency.
His property career has spanned decades and made him a household name in Melbourne.
Mr Plant is now an ambassador for the world’s first short-form video platform for real estate: Ten Sixty.
Our first home was a simple and modest home in Vermont.
It was a brown brick Hollywood style with three bedrooms and one bathroom.
We bought the house in 1976 for $42,000 and lived in it for 2.5 years before selling in 1979 for $62,500.
A few months after selling, we opened the first Barry Plant office in Templestowe.
Our current home on the Gold Coast, “The Lighthouse”, won House of the Year for the 2017 Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards.
It spans over four levels and is really an entertainer’s dream with an outdoor kitchen, teppanyaki station and a rooftop pool.
My favourite part of the house is the view – you can look straight up the Broadwater and see the luxury yachts coming in.
I would say I am currently living in my dream home. It really captures everything my wife, Karen and I would want in a home.
However, if I were to live overseas, there is a 1732 Edwardian-style mansion in Mayfair, London, which is just beautiful.
It has one of the largest private swimming pools in the area.
And the house is actually for sale, you can view a 60-second video on the app Ten Sixty, the world’s first short-form video platform for real estate.
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