Little wonder Sydney’s house size was close to its peak around 2010.
That was the year when this Glenorie property – designed to deliver the ultimate in luxury living – was completed.
The extraordinary three level mansion – set on 32 hectares – has been listed for sale with $15 million hopes, described as one of Sydney’s landmark estates.
Certainly beats the $981,000 median house price, and the suburb’s current $2.25 million highest priced sale.
With views over the surrounding natural bushland, all the way to the Blue Mountains, the listing agents says no expense was spared to create a home of refined contemporary style and peerless quality.
No actual indication on its own website as to the internals at 3382 Old Northern Road, but Property Observer would estimate something close to 2,000 square metres.
Of course the mansion features a grand entry hall, along with splendid formal living and dining rooms and a vast drawing room, complete with a billiards area, a piano lounge and a full sized granite bar.
There’s the ballroom, complete with a caterers’ kitchen, bar and dance floor.
And not dissimiliar to the Gold Coast’s Bellagio La Villa, when not in use the ballroom can serve as a showroom for a luxury car collection.
The home theatre features tiered leather cinema lounges.
On the home’s first floor are four bedrooms, each with their own walk-in wardrobe and luxury marble ensuite.
The grounds, of the 32 hectare holding which cost $1.35 million in 2005 with another $1.07 million spent in 2006, come with a cottage, lap pool, a heated spa, barbecue area, plus park-like lawns, two dams. Oh and a helipad.
Just in case it’s all too much the agents say it could potentially be divided into 16 parcels of land.
It’s listed through the House 18 – Sydney agents Brian McMillan and Michael Zsu.
Sydney’s typical house floor area sits at around 266 square metres.
But Australians are no longer building McMansions, according to Commsec’s Craig James who noted recently the average new home size has slipped to 241 square metres, with Sydney’s 266 square metre the biggest of the states.
Sydney’s average floor area peaked at 273 square metres in 2006-2007, with it subsequent highest year being 2010-2011 at 271 square metres.