Girvan Estate, Australia’s tallest private home, sold after two years
Australia’s tallest private home has been sold after two years on the market.
The 10-storey Girvan Estate house in the NSW Upper Hunter has been sold to undisclosed family buyers from Singleton.
At 30 metres, it’s Australia's tallest private house, possibly the tallest in the southern hemisphere, but a shadow of the northern hemisphere’s Antilia, the 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire chairman of Reliance Industries.
The Girvan tower was built at a cost of more than $2 million by local Peter Grey atop a hill on a back road between Stroud and Bulahdelah.
Approved by Great Lakes Council in 2002, the house comprises an entrance foyer with an indoor pool, a whole floor tennis court, a lift, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Several members of the extended family occupy the various floors.
The fifth floor has a kitchen and dining area, which takes up the entire floor, while the 10th floor has been Grey's office.
It was advertised with $1.75 million hopes through Webb Bros Property & Livestock, Stroud.
The tower sale is on a 33.5-hectare (100-acre) holding, along with a timber 89 hectare holding.
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