A Sydney mega mansion with nearly 1000sqm of internal space is set to rewrite property records after coming up for sale.
The 2.02ha estate with resort-style facilities has six bedrooms, an imported European 72 light Swarovski Crystal Chandelier, a staircase that took a month to complete and rural views.
CoreLogic records reveal the Dural landholding has been owned by mining and construction equipment businessman Chris Jelen for 19 years, after he paid $714,000 for the block in 2001.
The palatial estate has a $13.8m price guide and is for sale through Agency by Alison Coopes director Alison Coopes.
A sale at this price point would see ‘Belvedere’ eclipse the current Dural suburb record by $2.95m, according to CoreLogic.
Completed in 2010, the Jelen family have spared no expense to construct the largest house in Dural with 974sqm of internal living.
The owners also spent $360,000 on iron fencing and gates, $60,000 on a fountain and fire pit area, and Ms Coopes estimates landscaping alone cost $500,000 and took two years to complete.
Belvedere is equipped with a tennis court, a swimming pool, rumpus room and bar, two spa baths and a seven-car garage. It is constructed with 360 cubic meters of concrete, 100,000 schooner bricks, custom Italian marble flooring and Georgian style Corbels.
“The house has been built in such a way that it will never deteriorate and need to be structurally repaired,” Ms Coopes said.
The real estate agent said that apart from the quality, the property is unlike anything she has seen in the Hills before.
“It is unusual for a block of this size to have elevated views and not be affected by power lines or easements in the ‘Golden Triangle’,” she said.
Ms Coopes said the owners completed a renovation on the property five years after the build in 2015. Since the renovation, she said the family has only lived in a tiny section of the mansion on the lower ground.
“It feels brand new with most of the house having been unlived in,” she said.
The grandeur on the home is evident after entering the main foyer that has 6m ceilings with an imported European 72 light Swarovski Crystal Chandelier and a spiral staircase that took worker’s nearly a month to complete. All the bedrooms are oversized including the main, which features his and her walk-in wardrobes, a spa, bidet and shower jets.
Since launching to market last week, Ms Coopes has been inundated with inquires from buyers across Sydney including the Hills, north shore and eastern suburbs.
She said while some buyers are looking to upgrade, many want the house as a weekender.
“A lot of buyers are looking to make a change and want a weekender that is no more than 40 minutes from the city,” she said.
The home also includes two driveways, a service access gate with staff carpark, a laundry with laundry chute from all three levels, a seven-car garage that could accommodate a car stacker and a gym that can be converted into a home cinema. The rumpus room includes a bar, wall mounted TV, high ceilings and an open wood fireplace with marble mantle.