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Guy and Jules Sebastian defend their all-black ‘rock star’ mansion in Maroubra

Guy and Jules Sebastian defend their all-black ‘rock star’ mansion in Maroubra – after angry neighbours described the home as a ‘monolithic fortress’ and threatened to move

Guy and Jules Sebastian’s fortress-inspired Maroubra mansion has been a source of contention for many unimpressed neighbours.

But on Thursday, the couple defended their design choices, describing the $3.1million property as a ‘rock star’ home.

‘We feel very lucky. Neither of us grew up in a house like this,’ former Australian Idol winner Guy, 39, told Who magazine on Thursday.

‘Lucky’: Guy and Jules Sebastian have defended their all-black ‘rock star’ mansion in Maroubra, after angry neighbours described the home as a ‘monolithic fortress’ and threatened to move

The property was designed by architect Joe Snell, and features a monochrome interior with concrete walls and steel accents throughout. 

‘The first thing [Snell] said was, “I’m going to build you a rock star home, which is classy and also liveable,” and he achieved just that,’ Guy said. 

‘It’s really fun to start from scratch and make the design decisions,’ the singer explained, adding that the couple designed the interiors by themselves without consulting a professional.

Ultra-modern: The home was designed by architect Joe Snell, and features a monochrome interior with concrete walls and steel accents throughout

Ultra-modern: The home was designed by architect Joe Snell, and features a monochrome interior with concrete walls and steel accents throughout 

Rock 'n roll! 'The first thing [Snell] said was, "I'm going to build you a rock star home, which is classy and also liveable," and he achieved just that,' Guy told Who magazine

Rock ‘n roll! ‘The first thing [Snell] said was, “I’m going to build you a rock star home, which is classy and also liveable,” and he achieved just that,’ Guy told Who magazine

Guy purchased the house in 2013 and then spent years renovating it. He and Jules, 40, finally moved in with their children in June 2019.

Neighbours had long complained about the four-bedroom home, with many describing it as a ‘fortress’ because of its monolithic facade and others even threatening to move away from the area.

In December 2019, Guy defended the reno, telling KIIS FM: ‘It’s a long build, but it’s a pretty special house. It’s not normal. It’s not a cookie-cutter house. It’s cool.’ 

Can't win 'em all! Neighbours had long complained about the four-bedroom home, with many describing it as a 'fortress' because of its monolithic facade and others even threatening to move away from the area

Can’t win ’em all! Neighbours had long complained about the four-bedroom home, with many describing it as a ‘fortress’ because of its monolithic facade and others even threatening to move away from the area 

Lavish: Built on the largest block of land in Maroubra, Guy's sprawling property features a personal recording studio, tennis court and swimming pool

Lavish: Built on the largest block of land in Maroubra, Guy’s sprawling property features a personal recording studio, tennis court and swimming pool 

Built on the largest block of land in Maroubra, Guy and Jules’ sprawling property features a personal recording studio, tennis court and swimming pool. 

It also boasts water views, a sleek open-plan kitchen, and a main foyer entrance hall with a piano.

Serving as the focal point of the foyer is a nine-metre steel staircase which has been encased in white render.

Sleek and modern: It also boasts water views, a sleek open-plan kitchen, and a main foyer entrance hall with a piano

Sleek and modern: It also boasts water views, a sleek open-plan kitchen, and a main foyer entrance hall with a piano

Striking: Serving as the focal point of the foyer is a nine-metre steel staircase which has been encased in white render

Striking: Serving as the focal point of the foyer is a nine-metre steel staircase which has been encased in white render

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