Guy Sebastian’s legal battle for Maroubra’s home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs

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Guy Sebastian has been branded ‘not a nice guy’ by his elderly neighbor after a decade-long street battle erupted and landed them both in court.

Phillip Hanslow – who now lives in a semi-derelict house – faces charges of harassment and property damage after years of mounting tensions which came to a head on Monday.

The former builder reportedly confronted Sebastian, issued death threats against the multi-millionaire singer and is accused of knocking down his fence.

Guy Sebastian has been branded ‘not a nice guy’ by elderly neighbor Phillip Hanslow (pictured) after a decade-long street battle erupted and landed them both in court

The bitter row began in 2013 when lad Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought property in Maroubra in Sydney's eastern suburbs and demolished it to build a new one.

The bitter row began in 2013 when lad Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought property in Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and demolished it to build a new one.

Police have now issued an apprehended violence order against Mr Hanslow on Sebastian’s behalf, barring him from contacting the singer or setting foot on his property.

Mr Hanslow, 66, told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the singer was “not a nice guy”, but added: “I am seeking legal advice – that’s all I can say for the moment.”

The bitter row began in 2013 when Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought property in Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for $3.1million.

But when they tore it down to build their sprawling new dream home, it sparked the epic feud between the Sebastians and Mr. Hanslow.

Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules Egan have built a 'fortress-like' dream home on the site, on the edge of Mr Hanslow's property

Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules Egan have built a ‘fortress-like’ dream home on the site, on the edge of Mr Hanslow’s property

Phillip Hanslow and his wife Carole have since moved from their home in Maroubra (show right of Guy Sebastian's imposing property)

Phillip Hanslow and his wife Carole have since moved from their home in Maroubra (show right of Guy Sebastian’s imposing property)

Mr Hanslow claimed debris from the demolition damaged his house when a ‘brick missile’ slammed into an outside wall, narrowly missing his living room window and his terminally ill wife Carole, who was watching the TV inside.

And he criticized the final design of Sebastian’s new home as an ugly fortress for its towering, windowless facade, butting right to the edge of his house.

Mr Hanslow has now been kicked out of the house, which he still owns, and now lives in a dilapidated property in Carlton with his sick wife and their pet bird, Boo Boo.

But the former builder, who was forced to retire with fibromyalgia, still returns to his home in Maroubra to work on renovations.

It is understood he would have confronted Sebastian on Monday when he is accused of uttering death threats and damaging the fence.

Phillip Hanslow - who now lives in a semi-derelict house in Carlton (pictured) - faces charges of harassment and property damage after years of rising tensions erupted on Monday

Phillip Hanslow – who now lives in a semi-derelict house in Carlton (pictured) – faces charges of harassment and property damage after years of rising tensions erupted on Monday

Another resident witnessed the alleged incident and called police who accused Mr Hanslow of harassment with intent to cause physical harm and damage property.

He will face Waverley Local Court on February 2.

Locals on the posh street say Mr. Hanslow is a well-known character on the street.

Two builders working on the house next door to Mr Hanslow's have told Daily Mail Australia they have had previous run-ins with him

Two builders working on the house next door to Mr Hanslow’s have told Daily Mail Australia they have had previous run-ins with him

Mr Hanslow vowed to move out five years ago after saying two years of demolition and construction of the Sebastian’s home was causing havoc.

He claimed his driveway was regularly blocked and construction work continued into the night.

SafeWork NSW was called in to investigate damage to its home and confirmed a brick had fallen from a lorry carrying demolition debris, with the company ordered to load elsewhere.

“It was dangerous, if it had been that low it would have gone straight through (the window),” Mr Hanslow told Daily Mail Australia in 2017.

Neighbors of Sebastian (house pictured right) said the two-year construction process had had a significant impact on their health

Neighbors of Sebastian (house pictured right) said the two-year construction process had had a significant impact on their health

Phillip Hanslow claimed debris from the demolition damaged his home, narrowly missing his living room window and his terminally ill wife watching TV inside

Phillip Hanslow claimed debris from the demolition damaged his home, narrowly missing his living room window and his terminally ill wife watching TV inside

“My wife was sitting right inside that window watching TV.”

He said his wife was shaking when he returned that day and he tried to speak directly to Sebastian to resolve the issues in 2017, but talks fell through.

“He’s got a lot of money and we’re just little people,” he said at the time. “He doesn’t build a house, he builds a fortress.”

The neighbor called the final design of Sebastian's new home an ugly fortress for its large, imposing, windowless facade, butting right to the edge of his house.

The neighbor called the final design of Sebastian’s new home an ugly fortress for its large, imposing, windowless facade, butting right to the edge of his house.

Sebastian hit back at his neighbor in 2018 and claimed Mr Hanslow’s dog bit him when he tried to discuss the issues.

“I have one of those neighbors…he’s kinda dirty with everyone,” Sebastian said on a radio show.

“He’s one of those guys on the street who sits up front squinting at everyone.

Sebastian and his wife then left the house separately matching $142,000 Toyota Prado Landcruisers, loaned to the couple as part of a brand endorsement deal.

Sebastian and his wife then left the house separately matching $142,000 Toyota Prado Landcruisers, loaned to the couple as part of a brand endorsement deal.

“While I’m tending to him, his dog comes up and bites me – twice. And I still kept the peace saying, ‘It’s fine’. And my leg is bleeding…’

Sebastian was not commenting on the latest developments on Wednesday.

A male voice answering his home intercom told Daily Mail Australia it was a ‘private’ matter and ”has already been reported”.

Sebastian and his wife then left the house separately matching $142,000 Toyota Prado Landcruisers, loaned to the couple as part of a brand endorsement deal.

In the singer’s dream house

Guy Sebastian’s lavish four-bedroom, three-story home in Maroubra is dominated by a grand piano in the central U-shaped amphitheater.

Its austere exterior is specially designed to have a minimum of front windows to protect the privacy of the singer, his wife Jules Egan and their two children.

But inside, it’s a jaw-dropping paradise for millionaires, with a stunning pure white spiral staircase that winds alongside the piano through a 9m void to the first floor.

It contrasts with the eggshell gray finish of the polished concrete floor and walls that flow throughout the building.

The kitchen is a minimalist mix of corrugated gray concrete and jet black finishes, with large picture windows overlooking manicured gardens, next to the airy main living area.

But upstairs, in addition to the master bedroom with a “generous walk-in closet” and children’s bedrooms, is a full recording studio.

And on the top floor is a “cigar room” – a gentleman’s club type retreat for the singer with traditional paneled walls, wooden floors, armchairs, divans and crystal whiskey decanters.

“We didn’t grow up in houses like this,” Sebastian said. houses to love. “Every day, we look at each other and say to ourselves: ‘Why is it us?’

“But there is beauty in feeling like an alien in your own space. You never fail to appreciate it.

Wife Jules added: ‘It’s a place where you can raise children, invite friends and family. This is our home, beautiful and perfect.