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"He's building a fortress": Guy Sebastian finishes construction on controversial multi-million dollar Sydney home

"He's building a fortress": Guy Sebastian finishes construction on controversial multi-million dollar Sydney home

Guy Sebastian has finally moved in to his multi-million-dollar home in Maroubra, Sydney, after two-and-a-half years of construction works and a public feud with an “angry” neighbour, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

The singer and his wife Jules Sebastian bought the house for $3.1 million in 2013, but decided to bulldoze the original building and rebuild from scratch. Since beginning works in 2016, the 1,341sqm eastern suburbs site has made headlines due to a neighbour’s complaints over the “demolition nightmare”.

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In 2017, the unidentified neighbour told the media that he was selling up after his exterior wall was damaged during the development works. 

“He’s not building a house, he’s building a fortress,” he said.

SafeWork NSW confirmed this report. 

“A residential property in Maroubra was damaged when a brick fell from a truck that was being loaded on an adjacent construction site,” the agency spokesperson said in a statement.

Sebastian spoke up about his “angry” neighbour for the first time in an interview with Hit105 late last year. 

“I’ve got one of those neighbours and he’s a bit filthy at everyone,” said the 37-year-old.

“He’s one of those guys on the street that sits out the front screwing his eyes up at everyone.”

He shared that the neighbour seemed to have deliberately parked close to the crane to hinder construction works and told the couple to “move on” and “let bygones be bygones”. Sebastian added that he thought it would “all be good”.

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This might look like a construction site but it’s our life’s work and dream about to come true. #buildingahouse

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Before buying the Maroubra property, Sebastian and his family had been living in a four-bedroom Clovelly home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, which was later sold for $2.22 million in 2013.

The pair also has a four-bedroom holiday house in Gerroa, on the NSW south coast, which overlooks Seven Mile Beach.