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Historic Gold Coast estate Surrey House hits the market for the first time in 30 years


The opulent Gold Coast estate known as Surrey House, a colonial-style, master-crafted homestead, has been released to the market for the first time in three decades. The sprawling 3,622 square metre estate, located at 159-161 Nerang Street, Southport, comprises multiple titles, including the adjacent ‘Doreen House’ and neighbouring 76 Pohlman Street, offering ample space for multigenerational living or on-site commercial activities.

The current owner, Mrs Lorraine Corbett, and her late husband, John, a distinguished neurologist, fell in love with Surrey House upon returning from living in the United States. “Coming from bustling locations like Sydney, London and several cities in America, we were enchanted by its allure. We wasted no time in purchasing it from another Doctor, who lived upstairs and worked downstairs. We set to work renovating, extending and styling the homes and grounds to suit our family and business lifestyle,” recalls Mrs Corbett.

Surrey House’s grandeur extends beyond its architecture to lavish resort-style amenities, featuring five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a powder room, multiple commercial-standard kitchens, a gymnasium, steam room, and a 13-meter indoor heated magnesium pool. A private sitting room in the original residence provides access to a 3,500-bottle, temperature-controlled wine room.

The homestead nestles against soaring hedges and award-winning gardens, keeping the tennis court, manicured grounds, and magnesium-heated plunge pool completely private. “We have held many functions in the home and the gardens over the period we have been here,” mentions Mrs Corbett, “family and medical events for up to 100 people are easily accommodated on the grounds.”

Ray White Surfers Paradise Chairman, Andrew Bell, says, “This is opulent living on a scale rarely seen on the Gold Coast.”

Adjacent to Surrey House, ‘Doreen House’ is a purpose-built two-story property designed for home or business living, boasting a balcony, lounge room, dining room, kitchen, and two bedrooms, each with an ensuite, on the upper level. The ground floor spans five offices, a server room, and amenities, making it ideal for single-family living, dual units, or dedicated office workspaces.

Completing this one-of-a-kind estate is 76 Pohlman Street, a 564-square-metre land parcel primed for commercial or residential development (subject to council approval).


Mr Bell outlines the benefits, “This estate really is an exceptional offering that unveils not only a rare elegance, but endless lifestyle and business opportunities.”

As Surrey House welcomes its next custodians, it offers not just a residence but an opportunity to indulge in a lifestyle where luxury and legacy intertwine in one of Australia’s most sought-after locations.

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