Iconic St Lucia mansion Pink Palace to be reduced to rubbleThe property known as the Pink Palace in St Lucia, Brisbane, is about to be demolished. Photo: Supplied

Iconic St Lucia mansion Pink Palace to be reduced to rubble

Nathanael Cooper

People who live near St Lucia’s iconic “Pink Palace” have been advised that demolition work on the property will begin next week.

The sprawling mansion, at 276 Swann Road, was purchased by the Sunland Group in May 2015 for more than $11 million and will be converted into a residential precinct.

The iconic house hosted rock stars and celebrities in the 198s. Photo: Supplied The iconic house hosted rock stars and celebrities in the 1980s. Photo: Youtube/Supplied

In the letter to neighbours, Sunland’s Domenic Chirico said the demolition of the existing house and ancillary buildings would take up to eight weeks.

The 6300-square-metre site, nestled on top of the hill at St Lucia, will be converted into 28 villas presented as 14 duplexes.

The Swann Road site has views of the Brisbane River and CBD. Photo: CommercialRealEstate The Swann Road site has views of the Brisbane River and CBD. Photo: CommercialRealEstate

Demolition work will take place between 6.30am and 6.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

The massive house was a popular stopover for rock stars in the 1980s and played host to the likes of Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Cher and Billy Joel.

The last owner of the property was the late socialite Cindy Fleming, who died after an asthma attack in September 2014.

The various buildings on the property boasted five bedrooms, six bathrooms, several kitchens and multiple living rooms.

The entry of the main house famously boasted a Versace chandelier.

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