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Sydney’s most expensive auctioned house fetches $23m in record bid

Record auction bid fails as vendor turns down $23 million offer for stunning Sydney Harbour property

  • Sydney’s most expensive auctioned house has been passed in after $23m offer 
  • The palatial Rose Bay home beat the city’s previous record by $250,000
  • With views across Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, it has five bedrooms

A stunning mansion with breathtaking views of Sydney harbour has broken an auction record after fetching $23million – but the seller wanted more and refused to hand over the keys.  

The palatial Rose Bay home beat the city’s previous record by a sizeable $250,000 but the top offer was still not enough to sway its cashed-up owner.  

Boasting views across Sydney Harbour towards the Opera House, the property is home to property mogul Stephen Burcher and his wife Melissa. 

Sydney’s most expensive house has been passed in at auction – after receiving a record-breaking $23million bid from a buyer

Sydney's most expensive house has been passed in at auction - after receiving a record-breaking $23million bid from a buyer

Sydney’s most expensive house has been passed in at auction – after receiving a record-breaking $23million bid from a buyer

Boasting views across Sydney Harbour towards the Opera House, the property has most recently been home to property mogul Stephen Burcher and his wife Melissa

Boasting views across Sydney Harbour towards the Opera House, the property has most recently been home to property mogul Stephen Burcher and his wife Melissa

The pair were not swayed by the $23,250,000 bid reportedly placed by a local Chinese family on Saturday with the aim of an even higher sale price. 

But real estate agent Ben Collier told realestate.com.au the family have since upped their offer, adding: ‘It is very close’. 

For the hefty sum, the prospective buyer would inherit the five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode with its own private boatshed and deck with direct water access.

The pair were not swayed by the $23,250,000 bid reportedly placed by a local Chinese family on Saturday with the aim of an even higher sale price

The pair were not swayed by the $23,250,000 bid reportedly placed by a local Chinese family on Saturday with the aim of an even higher sale price

But Mr Collier said the family have since upped their offer, adding: 'it is very close'

But Mr Collier said the family have since upped their offer, adding: ‘it is very close’

The house also boasts 'open plan living fused with idyllic terraces and swimming pool' and a 'premier kitchen draped in marble'

The house also boasts ‘open plan living fused with idyllic terraces and swimming pool’ and a ‘premier kitchen draped in marble’

The house also boasts ‘open plan living fused with idyllic terraces and swimming pool’ and a ‘premier kitchen draped in marble’.   

Adding to the property’s appeal is its prized-position within Rosebay’s harbourside enclave, close to some of the city’s best schools and amenities. 

More than 60 people crammed into the auction, which was held in the house’s living room, on Saturday afternoon, with most believed to be neighbours.

Adding to the property's appeal is its prized-position within Rosebay's harbourside enclave, close to some of the city's best schools and amenities

Adding to the property’s appeal is its prized-position within Rosebay’s harbourside enclave, close to some of the city’s best schools and amenities

For the hefty sum, the prospective buyer was would inherit the five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode with its own private boatshed and deck with direct water access

For the hefty sum, the prospective buyer was would inherit the five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode with its own private boatshed and deck with direct water access



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