Chirnside Park palace on the market for a royal sum

Chirnside Park palace on the market for a royal sum

A Chirnside Park palace that wouldn’t look out of place in the Colombian foothills is on the market for between $5 million and $5.5 million.

The highest price paid for a Chirnside Park residential property is $5.69 million, according to CoreLogic data.

The elaborate six-bedroom building, set across three floors, features Swarovski chandeliers, heated flooring in its dog kennels, and automatic drip irrigation fed by a 120,000 litre underground bore system.

Although 8-14 Allambi Rd doesn’t feature a private zoo and bullring like the infamous Pablo Escobar luxury estate Hacienda Nápoles, the imposing front entrance is guarded by lion statues, with cool-to-the-toe imported marble floors the reward for passing these majestic jungle royals.

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A dramatic diving pool, fed by three different types of fountain and surrounded by Roman-villa style columns and archways, also features lions and swans of the immobile variety.

Dwarfing all neighbouring homes, the mansion also includes three kitchens — one on each floor — so struggling to find space in the fridge will be a thing of the past for the right buyer.

Flawless white floors, ceilings, walls and benches are occasionally breached by a smattering of gold, while opulent furniture looks straight out of a Franco Cozzo “Grand Sale!” catalogue.

The house is on one of three combined lots for sale, so the two empty lots offer resale opportunity, or the possibility to build tennis courts worthy of a palace of this opulence.

Director of Auz Property Dawson Shen said lots of buyers had already been shown the Chirnside Park residence, after it was put on the market late last week.

Mr Shen said the home would suit a big family, or “anyone that can utilise this magnificent building”.

The vendors built the home, using Hebel brick and a steel structure, for their personal use but had since decided to downsize.

“They built the property for themselves … so all the detailing is very good, but they decided (it was) too big for them and want to sell,” Mr Shen said.

Among the detailing up for grabs with this distinct home is the colour changing fibre-optic lighting system that illuminates the dramatic fountain display, four marble fireplaces, and gold-plated candle holders.

The property also offers expansive views of the Yarra Valley, if you can take your eyes off the house for long enough to notice.

— Jack Boronovskis

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