A unique estate in Hope Island has had its asking price reduced to $12.5million, down from the $19million it was advertised for sale at in 2010. The four-level home includes seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, six separate living areas, commercial-grade kitchen, ten-seat fully equipped tiered theatre, office suite with boardroom, Swarovski crystal chandeliers and stunning water views. The grounds feature numerous entertaining areas with terraces, pool, custom-built hut, and a private deep-water mooring. The property is being sold through Hum & Fea in Sanctuary Cove, to find out more view the listing here.
The former home of Hope Welker, the daughter of mining heiress and Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart, is up for sale in Mosman. The property, which Welker and her husband lived in until 2011, sits on 9,000 square feet of private land, was designed by Corben Architects and boasts a double garage, landscaped gardens with wet-edge pool and cabana, spectacular views of the city skyline including Harbour Bridge and “tranquil internal koi pond”. The couple moved out in 2011 and relocated to New York after the well-publicised family feud flared up over distribution of their mining dynasty. Welker is said to now side with her mother in the dispute, having previously sided with elder siblings John and Bianca with regard to removing her as head of … Continue reading →
Pop singer Robbie Williams and wife Ayda have purchased a huge 46-room London mansion for £17.5million (roughly $31.75m) – despite the recently deceased owner insisting it was worth at least £60million (approx. $109m). Michael Winner – the film director and restaurant critic who passed away in January this year – owned Woodland House in Chelsea’s Holland Park, having acquired it from his parents. They had bought the historic manse, designed by highly celebrated British architect Richard Norman Shaw, shortly after the Second World War. When Winner had put the house up for sale in August 2011, he insisted the asking price was £60million - although a previous estimate by the man himself in 2008 stated it was worth as much as£100million. It has also transpired that there were plans … Continue reading →
A spectacular and commanding home overlooking Port Phillip Bay that takes its design cues from classic European villas is now for sale in Mount Eliza. It is currently owned by successful cosmetics importers Rudi and Ilona Miklosvary, who are thought to be moving to the USA to be with their family. Only 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the property includes a home theatre room, gourmet kitchen, sunny dining area, lavish main bedroom with balcony and marble en-suite, library and much more. The majestic property also overlooks a huge terrace with infinity pool, plus over two acres of landscaped gardens with putting green. The home is being auctioned on December 1st through Marshall White and is expected to go for in excess of $4million – you can find … Continue reading →
It would rather spoil the surprise if it’s true – seeing as he was born in December – but a number of sources have rumoured that Angelina Jolie’s romantic gift to Brad Pitt for his 50th birthday is his own private island – shaped like a heart. The rumoured $20million sale is for Petra Island, an 11-acre hideaway just 50 miles north (about a 15 minute helicopter ride away) from New York City in the secluded Lake Mahopac. The island also includes two residences, a 5,000 square foot main residence and 1,200 square foot cottage, designed in 1950 by hugely celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The design of the rooms includes incorporating some of the natural rock formations surrounding the house, meaning Brad could be … Continue reading →
If you’re looking for your very own exclusive five-star Hamilton Island property to escape to, Villa 33 is the luxury investment property and getaway home you seek. Positioned near the prestigious Hamilton Island Yacht Club, and with breathtaking ocean views, the villa has been designed by architect Walter Barda and landscaped by Jamie Durie. A fully furnished home with four king size bedrooms (three of which are ensuite) along with spacious open plan living, the villa also comes with an electric golf buggy and membership to the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. As the property is on Hamilton Island, you’ll be neighbouring the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. As it happens, recent changes made by the Australian Government encouraging foreign investment mean overseas investors are generally also able to purchase … Continue reading →
In order to prepare for his new life as a father, international pop svengali Simon Cowell is selling his Beverly Hills mansion for a reported asking price of $12.5million, to raise funds for a larger family home. The TV show staple has reportedly putting aside $20million to purchase a property to share with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their forthcoming son. The property features four bedrooms, a pool and stunning views over the city and ocean panoramas. While this is not the only property Cowell owns across the globe, with homes also in the UK and another in Beverly Hills, he was spotted house-hunting in New York for what could be a potential family pad.
A 700-acre luxury retreat that stretches over 10 titles, and is situated less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, has become available for the first time in over 70 years. Moorunga Farm in the Mornington Peninsula has dams, natural springs, winding creeks, bush land, verdant paddocks and offers vistas of Port Phillip Bay, plus it is a working farm where around 440 Angus cows and 2000 ewes are tended to by the vendor Bruce Brockhoff. The Brockhoff family – who have owned the property for 74 years – have a rich history, having created the family business Brockhoff Biscuits, with Alan Brockhoff creating recipes for Aussie favourites such as Savoys, Chocolate Royals, Barbeque Shapes and Chocolate Ripples. Vendor Bruce, after starting in the biscuit business, founded … Continue reading →
With the divorce settlement agreed upon by media giant Rupert Murdoch and his third wife Wendi Deng this week, rumour abounds as to which properties of the couple’s extraordinary portfolio will go where. Some are reportedly up for sale, while others have been clarified as being allocated to either party. Deng – who had two children with the Fox and News Corp chairman during their 14 year marriage – will retain the home in Beijing, for instance, as well as the 20-room, three-level Manhattan penthouse they bought in 2004 for a then-record-breaking $44million. The apartment, previously owned by the iconically wealthy Laurance Rockefeller, covers around 8,000 square feet and has monthly maintenance charges of over $21,000. But what of other properties in America? A few … Continue reading →
Art star Yoko Ono has been having trouble shifting an apartment in New York that she previously bought for her son twenty years ago, it’s recently been reported. The octogenarian avant-garde legend, whose latest exhibition opens this week at Sydney Opera House, has spent the last few months in a legal wrangle with the board of the building, having sued them in a $6.6million lawsuit claiming they interfered with the apartment’s sale. A listing thought to be for the property in question on Downing Street was on the market in April this year for just shy of $9million, but it disappeared again in July. With the listing having reappeared recently – for a remarkably lower asking price of $6.5million – it implies that the reported … Continue reading →