Only three weeks after it hit the market, one opulent mansion in Toorak has already won the title of the most expensive house ever sold in Melbourne when its new owner cashed out $24.000.000 in order to buy it. You could also afford living in the house of your dreams after tonight’s Mega Millions draw – play now to scoop $390.000.000!
The lavish seven-bedroom mansion is located in the very heart of Melbourne, in the city’s most elite suburb Toorak, which has become synonymous with wealth and privilege over the years. The property previously belonged to a prominent business couple, Tony and Jennifer Smorgon, who purchased it for $4.520.000 and invested some money to transform it into a luxurious estate it is today. The house, designed by renowned architect Russell Casper and interior designer Thomas Hamel, was completed in early 2012. Paul Bangay was in charge of the outdoor landscaping – he designed the beautiful gardens, giving a new owner an opportunity to enjoy nature and a 25-metre solar heated pool with a spa which cleans itself.
The house has a total of 18 rooms, including three separate kitchens, a grand dining room, a library, a rumpus room, a gym, an art studio, nanny’s quarters and a dance studio. Every bedroom in this lavish property comes with its own marble en-suite, while the main bedroom has two dressing rooms and two large balconies from which you can enjoy the city views. The mansion also features an indoor elevator that connects the upper levels with the basement, which is decked out with a movie theatre and a futuristic-looking five-car garage.