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Inside Guy and Jules Sebastian's million-dollar 'fortress', where we wish we were isolating.

Celebrities are just like us.

Right now, they too are staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19… only they’re doing it in lovely, big houses we wouldn’t mind self-isolating in.

From JLo and Ellen DeGeneres, to John Legend and Chrissie Teigen, lots of our favourite celebrities are sharing virtual lockdown house tours on Instagram for our entertainment. Closer to home, one such couple are the delightful Guy and Jules Sebastian.

Side note – here’s a look at how celebs are isolating in the video below. Post continues after video.

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After two-and-a-half years of construction and a small army of disgruntled neighbours, the couple finally finished their $3.1 million-dollar home that’s best described as a U-shaped concrete fortress (more on that in a bit). Ever since, they’ve been sharing photos of their modern four-bedroom, three-level home in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Maroubra on social media.

From a bathroom that belongs on The Block (it was designed by a former House Rules judge) to an outdoor entertaining area big enough to host the ARIAs, here’s a look inside Guy and Jules Sebastian’s mansion.

The staircase that looks like a piece of art.

 

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First off, let’s talk about Guy and Jules’ staircase. Because, it’s… not a staircase. It’s art.

The helical staircase designed by architect and former House Rules judge Joe Snell is made out of steel with a white render finish, and is one of the first things you’d see were you ever to walk through the Sebastians’ front door.

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Speaking to Bella Magazine, Guy said: “The foyer and stairs are works of art… And that stair was not cheap, but Joe said, ‘think Guggenheim’.”

Yes. Guggenheim.

The piano room where Guy writes his music.

 

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Next, we must discuss Guy’s piano amphitheatre.

Placed in his foyer on polished concrete just next to the Guggenheim stairs is the singer’s grand piano. The piano itself sits in a raised space with a nine-metre void above for excellent acoustics.

The space also has a set up with a textured backdrop and plush navy chairs where Jules films her interview series Tea with Jules. So basically, in real-world terms, it’s their home office.

Of course, this is Guy’s favourite place in his ginormous mansion where he sits and writes most of his music. He’s also been doing some live concerts on his Instagram account to entertain us all in isolation.

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The living, kitchen and dining rooms that are ‘in’ the backyard.

 

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Onto the living room that completely opens up into the backyard. Yep, one minute you’re on the couch watching a movie, and the next, you’re sitting on the side of a tennis court.

A benefit of the couple’s U-shape designed home is how all the walls from the kitchen, dining room and living room open up to create the most hectic, amazing open-plan outdoor entertaining area you’ve ever seen.

It’s so big, Guy could practically host the ARIAs there. (Once social distancing is over, of course.) Side note – there’s also a couch and TV in the kitchen because duh, why wouldn’t you want to watch TV in the kitchen…

The common themes throughout all of the living spaces are concrete and wood finishes, and furniture and fixtures in black, white and grey. It’s very edgy.

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The bathroom that looks like it belongs in a funky hotel.

 

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One of the funkiest – and most Instagrammable – parts of Guy and Jules’ house is their bathroom. I mean, look at the floor tiles!?!?

Equally as monochrome chic as the rest of their house, the bathroom tiles are an intricate black and white pattern and run across the floor and up the walls, too.

Then, of course, there are the ‘his and hers’ sinks with brushed gold fixtures. And a sunken bath. We caught another glimpse of the bathroom when Jules recently posted an at-home hair tutorial vid on Instagram.

The steam room.

 

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GUYS. THEY HAVE A STEAM ROOM.

Looking at the photos from Guy’s Instagram post, their own private steam room has millennial pink tiles that cover the walls and the bench where you relax and soak up the steam.

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Oh, and there’s Aesop in there, too. Wonder if they take bookings for spa sessions…

The ‘fortress’ front yard with no windows.

 

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Probably the most controversial aspect of the Sebastians’ Maroubra mansion is the front of it.

Why? Because it’s an actual fortress. From the street, you can’t see into the property at all. There’s a single, blacked-out window on the house’s front exterior.

Following comments about the house’s frontage made to the media by disgruntled neighbours, Guy told Belle Magazine that, “Yes, it’s fortress-like, but my job is fairly public, so I need some privacy.”

“The house is all about privacy from the front but an enormous amount of natural light from the back.”

The backyard of our dreams.

 

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Last but 100 per cent not least is Guy and Jules’ backyard.

Along with the aforementioned kitchen and living areas with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that open up completely, their backyard has a tennis court, in-built swimming pool, sun lounges, a barbecue area, fire pit and even some sort of shed/granny flat.

On Instagram, Jules wrote: “Growing up we didn’t have a pool at home, I was always scheming my way into play dates with friends who did!”

Guy added, “We didn’t grow up in houses like this. Every day, we look at each other and say, ‘Why is this us?’ But there is beauty in feeling like an alien in your own space. You never fail to appreciate it.”

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What do you think of Guy and Jules Sebastian’s epic house renovation? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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