The former home of disgraced business personality Alan Bond has resurfaced on the market with an asking price of $43 million.
Bond – the businessman who sponsored Australia’s historic 1983 America’s Cup victory, briefly owned Channel 9, was awarded and later stripped of an Order of Australia, and was ultimately imprisoned for fraud – built the estate in happier times.
The Dalkeith home in Western Australia was asking for expressions of interest above $50 million when it first hit the market last year but clearly hasn’t courted the interest sellers had anticipated.
It’s been described as “Australia’s ultimate waterfront estate” and bizarrely boasts 14 bathrooms despite only having six bedrooms.
There’s parking space for a fleet of a dozen cars, a twelve-seat swim-up bar and a 21-seat cinema.
Oh, and a ballroom for 400 people.
With the potential to host one hell of a party, it last sold in 2011 for $38 million.
It’s not the only home of a famous Australian to hit the market.
The former home of Miss Universe winner Jennifer Hawkins’ is also up for grabs.
The model sold the Coogee property in 2012 for $2.2 million before moving to Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The three-bedroom three-bathroom duplex has a price tag of $3.2 million and sports an open plan kitchen and a pool.
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