Located at 68 Minkarra Road, in Bayview, Australia, no more than a half-hour’s drive to North of Sydney, this luxuriously appointed residence has been the set of the Australian TV reality show The Bachelor and is now on the open market. The crew are expected, according to the contract, to take away their props and protection coverings before it is prepared for sale – the price tag is reportedly $12 million. It was bought early this year by transport tycoon Greg Poche for $10 million prior to undergoing extensive renovation work.
Sprawled over an acre of finely landscaped gardens, this refined French-style mansion is the pinnacle of oceanfront luxury and enjoys fantastic panoramic Pittwater views. Dubbed La Joie de Vivre, this internationally famed 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion also features spectacular entertaining areas, a grand formal living room with towering ceilings, an impressive formal dining room and a dine-in wine cellar. It enjoys opulent finishes, such as authentic marble flooring, which were covered by the producers for the most part during the shooting of the series.
It also contains a commercial-style wet bar, a gym, a heated mosaic-tiled swimming pool, sauna and spa and a 6-car garage. Besides, there is a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and a championship-sized swimming pool complete with self-contained guest quarters or cabana. This trophy residence is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that any discerning buyer should rush to grab.