The house price record of Victoria’s wealthiest suburb has been shattered by the sale of a billionaire’s son’s sprawling mansion.
Toorak’s residential price record has been obliterated by the sale of an extravagant mansion for close to $44m.
International businessman Mark Healey and wife Kelly offloaded the impressive 47 Lansell Rd property – featuring seven living areas, three kitchens, a teppanyaki grill and an on-site wellness retreat – at the top of their $40m-$44m asking price after listing it in July.
Mr Healey is the son of British billionaire Eddie Healey.
Marshall White Stonnington director Marcus Chiminello confirmed the sale on Monday, but was tight lipped on the price and the buyer’s details.
Industry sources said two local buyers competed for the keys after a lucrative offer was made, triggering a rare auction for the top end of the Melbourne market.
A wealthy family with successful business ties snapped up the five-bedroom abode, which also boasted a resort-style pool, a cinema, a gym and a tennis court on a huge 3330sq m block.
The Healeys’ property comfortably toppled Toorak’s highest reported house sale: Kogan.com founder Ruslan Kogan’s $38.8m purchase of a 2600sq m property in 2018, according to CoreLogic records.
It also achieved one of the biggest prices ever paid for a Melbourne residence, surpassing former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour’s $40.5m sale of Hawthorn mansion Invergowrie in July.
It also trumped several major Toorak transactions from 2021, including digital entrepreneur Guy King’s $32m sale of his spectacular 61-63 Grange Rd estate, Live Nation Australasia Michael Coppell’s $30m-plus deal for his 60 Hopetoun Rd home, and the $20m-plus sale of a Chastleton Ave Italianate mansion that once belonged to Gold Logie winner Steve Vizard.
Malvern’s Stonnington Mansion set metropolitan Melbourne’s residential price benchmark at $52.5m in 2018.
New Ray White data shows Australia is on track to record more sales above $10m than ever this year.
In Toorak, 34 transactions have exceeded that figure in 2021, while ritzy Sydney locales Mosman and Vaucluse topped the national list with 56 and 36 respectively.
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Originally published as Toorak house price record: Benchmark smashed by $40m-plus sale of wealthy Healey family home