Nicolodi heralds from a seventh generation circus family from Italy and at just 13 years old won the Monte Carlo Circus Festival’s coveted Silver Clown, which launched his worldwide career. He now coaches locally. Burgess, who holds The Guinness Book of Records accolade as the longest-serving performer with Moulin Rouge in its 120-year history, has performed alongside icons including Sir Elton John and Jerry Lewis. She is now the director of her event company, Prestige Productions. The property is listed through Josh Thomas of Ray White Prestige and is set to head under the hammer on November 14. Burgess said her and Nicolodi were itching to start something fun and new. “We just don’t know what’s next, which is exiting,” she said. “There will be tears of blood when we leave here. It’s going to be the hardest thing to do.” Burgess now runs her own entertainment production company. Picture Glenn Hampson The Lower Beechmont property at 276 Freemans Rd is up for grabs.THE creative love child of two showbiz legends has hit the market and it showcases some of the best views on the Gold Coast. Showgirl Marissa Burgess, who played the longest lead character in Paris’ famous Moulin Rouge, and internationally acclaimed acrobat Ben Hur Nicolodi have listed their Lower Beechmont dream home for sale. The four-bedroom house on an acreage block has views that stretch from Byron Bay to Moreton Bay. The cabaret stars describe their house as having a Mediterranean feel with an elegant Euro-contemporary interior and formal gardens. MORE NEWS: Why now is a good time to take your property to auction MORE NEWS: Looking to live a modern-day fairytale? 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It has some of the best views on the Gold Coast.“Perched up here on the mountain, we have 210 degrees worth of views — the views are without a word of a lie the best on the Gold Coast,” Burgess said. “It’s sort of a mix of our two personalities, I have a love for all things rustic and my husband loves all things contemporary.” The Moulin Rouge wonder couple met and headlined in Paris for 18 years and despite their extravagant lives, they always had a dream to build a home in the Hinterland. “When we were working at Moulin Rouge in our later years we got to visiting Australia and we decided to come back here,” Burgess said. “We found the land but it wasn’t for sale. We went back to Paris and started to design a house, Ben was doing a floorplan and I was doing the interior design.“We were literally designing a house for a block of land we didn’t have.” When the 1.01ha block came up for sale, the pair quickly pounced and starting building not long after. The floorplan was designed to maximise the picturesque vistas while also catering to entertaining and working from home. She has a more rustic style whereas Nicolodi loves all things contemporary. They started designing their dream home before they even bought the land. The 1.01ha block wasn’t on the market the first time the couple came across it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“On all accounts, to us this house is perfect,” she said. “We just want to have a change now. I have an itchy-foot, gypsy-traveller husband and he has been land bound long enough. “He has family everywhere and he wants to be free to go and travel.”
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