A PALATIAL Dural mansion used as the ultimate holiday home by its overseas-based owners has been listed for sale.
The sprawling 2ha estate in Hemers Rd featuring magnificent formal gardens, tennis court, swimming pool and tiered movie theatre, could fetch in excess of $8.5m.
The super-sized residence offers 1300 sqm of internal opulence including a spectacular entrance with a Michelangelo inspired painted ceiling and a grand sweeping staircase with decorative metal balustrade.
Agent Michael Zhu from House 18 said the home is so unique they are marketing it under an Expressions of Interest campaign. They have already had more than 10 inquiries, mostly from international buyers.
“The land is very flat which is hard to find and the facade of the home is very grand,” he said.
“There are just too many features to say which one is my favourite.”
The vendor, who owns another four properties in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, had been using the Dural property as a family retreat. Now based overseas, they found they were rarely holidaying there and decided to list the mansion for sale. They had purchased the property six years ago for $6.5m. Mr Zhu said.
Positioned at the end of a circular driveway with fountain, the luxurious home is surrounded by manicured lawns and mature trees. Its beautifully landscaped rear grounds includes courtyards, path ways, hedging and a herb garden. There is a large fenced paddock, ideal for horses and a 10 car lockup garage.
A 15m heated pool is set inside a pavilion with a jacuzzi and sauna. Adjacent is a alfresco dining area with an outdoor kitchen featuring a gas barbecue and in-built pizza oven.
Other entertaining space includes a large billiards room with a marble bar and walk-in wine cellar.
In total there are seven bedrooms, all of which have ensuites. The master bedroom has a spa-like bathroom and spacious walk-in wardrobe.