Guy Sebastian has been branded “not a nice guy” by his elderly neighbor after a decade-long street battle broke out and landed them both in court.
Phillip Hanslow, who now lives in a semi-abandoned house, is facing charges of stalking and property damage after years of escalating tensions came to a head on Monday.
The former builder is said to have confronted Sebastian, allegedly threatening the billionaire singer with death and is accused of kicking down his fence.
Guy Sebastian has been branded “not a nice guy” by elderly neighbor Phillip Hanslow (pictured) after a decade-long street battle broke out and landed them both in court.
The bitter dispute began in 2013 when Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought a property in Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and demolished it to build a new one.
Police have now taken an apprehended violence warrant against Mr Hanslow on Sebastian’s behalf, prohibiting him from contacting the singer or setting foot on his property.
Hanslow, 66, told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the singer was “not a nice guy” but added: “I’m seeking legal advice, that’s all I can say at the moment.”
The bitter feud began in 2013 when Sebastian, 41, and his wife Jules Egan, 43, bought a property in Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for $3.1 million.
But when it’s torn down to make way for their sprawling new dream home, it sparks the epic feud between the Sebastians and Mr. Hanslow.
Guy Sebastian and his wife Jules Egan built a ‘fortress-like’ dream home on the site, butting up to the edge of Mr. Hanslow’s property.
Phillip Hanslow and his wife Carole have since moved out of their home in Maroubra (shown right of Guy Sebastian’s imposing estate)
Mr Hanslow claimed that demolition debris damaged his home 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 house as an ugly fortress for its imposing, windowless façade, which runs all the way to the edge of his house.
Mr. Hanslow has now been thrown out of the house, which he still owns, and now lives on a dilapidated property in Carlton with his ailing wife and their pet bird, Boo Boo.
But the former builder, who was forced into retirement by fibromyalgia, still returns to his Maroubra home to work on renovations.
It is understood that he allegedly confronted Sebastian on Monday when he is accused of making the 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 escalating tensions that erupted on Monday.
Another resident witnessed the alleged incident and called the police, who charged Mr. Hanslow with stalking with intent to cause bodily harm and damage to property.
He will face Waverley Local Court on February 2.
The locals on the fancy street say that Mr. Hanslow is a well-known character on the street.
Two builders working next door to Mr Hanslow told Daily Mail Australia that they had been in altercations with him before.
Hanslow vowed to move five years ago after he said two years of demolition work and construction on the Sebastians’ home was wreaking havoc.
He claimed his driveway was regularly blocked and construction work continued into the evening.
SafeWork NSW was called to investigate the damage to his home and it was confirmed that a brick had fallen from a truck carrying demolition rubble, and the company was ordered to load it elsewhere.
“He was dangerous, if he had been much shorter he would have gone right through (the window),” Hanslow told Daily Mail Australia in 2017.
Sebastian’s neighbors (house pictured to the right) claimed that the two-year construction process had significantly affected his health.
Phillip Hanslow claimed demolition debris 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 that he had tried to speak directly to Sebastian to resolve the issues in 2017, but the talks had broken down.
“He’s got a lot of money and we’re just little people,” she said at the time. He is not building a house, he is building a fortress.
Sebastian hit back at his neighbor in 2018, claiming that Mr. Hanslow’s dog had bitten him when he tried to discuss the issues.
“I have one of those neighbors… he’s a bit dirty with everyone,” Sebastian said on a radio show.
‘He’s one of those guys on the street who sits out front looking at everyone.
Sebastian and his wife later left the home separately in equivalent $142,000 worth of Toyota Prado Landcruisers, loaned to the couple in a branded endorsement deal.
‘While I’m taking it, his dog comes up and bites me, twice. And I still kept the peace, saying, ‘Everything is fine.’ And my leg is bleeding…’
On Wednesday, Sebastian was not commenting on the latest developments.
A male voice answering the intercom at his house. told Daily Mail Australia it was a ‘private’ matter and “has already been informed”.
Sebastian and his wife later left the house separately in equivalent $142,000 worth of Toyota Prado Landcruisers, loaned to the couple in a brand endorsement deal.
Inside the singer’s dream house
Guy Sebastian’s luxurious three-story, four-bedroom Maroubra home is dominated by a grand piano in the U-shaped central lobby amphitheater.
Its austere exterior is specifically designed to have minimal windows in the front to protect the privacy of the singer, his wife Jules Egan, and their two children.
But inside, it’s a stunning millionaire’s paradise, with a stunning pure white spiral staircase that climbs alongside the piano through a 30-foot void to the first floor.
Contrast with the eggshell gray finish of the flooring and polished concrete walls that flow throughout the building.
The austere exterior is specifically designed to have minimal windows in the front to protect the privacy of the singer, his wife Jules Egan, and their two children.
The kitchen is a minimalist combination of corrugated gray concrete and jet black finishes, with large vertical windows that overlook manicured gardens, adjoining the airy main living area.
But upstairs, in addition to the master bedroom with a ‘large walk-in closet’ and the children’s bedrooms, there is a fully featured recording studio.
And on the top floor is a ‘cigar room,’ a gentlemen’s club-like retreat for the singer with traditional wood-paneled walls, parquet floors, armchairs, daybeds, 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, “Why is it us?”
“But there is beauty in feeling like an alien in your own space. You never stop appreciating it.
Wife Jules added: ‘It’s a place where you can raise children, invite friends and family over. This is our home, beautiful and perfect.