Property Development

Alan Bond’s Former Mansion Listed for $35m

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-10-09 16:30:41

The 6,406sq m estate, built in 1976, was designed by ­Perth architect Geoffrey Summerhayes, and includes panoramic views, a 25m swimming pool, a tennis count, 12-car ­garage and a boat shed.

The property also features a 400-person ballroom, 10,000-bottle cellar and tasting room, a 21-seat theatre, a billiard room and a private gym featuring a full-size squash court and sauna.

The property also includes immense gardens with a huge range of fruit trees, offering mangoes, avocados, oranges and limes.

Over the years, the Bond’s played host to celebrities including Elton John, Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan as well as business heavyweights Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer and former prime ministers Paul Keating and Bob Hawke.

Adding further to the property’s opulence, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew were also guests.

“The property offers so many entertainment options both inside and outside,” Gibson said.

“We used to have BBQs and the kids would go and catch the crabs to eat, which is pretty cool as there’s not too many places where you can do that with such easy access to the river.

“We used to entertain and the chef would be able to source all the fruit from the orchard like oranges and avocados, plus I have great vegetable garden.”