BUYER OF­FERS $52M IN MAN­SION MYS­TERY

Herald Sun - - NEWS - SAMAN­THA LANDY

A TOORAK man­sion is be­lieved to have sold for $52 mil­lion.

The deal has stumped agents, de­spite the prop­erty be­ing across the road from bil­lion­aire Lind­say Fox and in an en­clave that is home to Mel­bourne’s uber rich.

The sale would make the home at 53-55 Irv­ing Rd the state’s se­cond-prici­est res­i­dence, just be­hind Malvern’s Ston­ing­ton Man­sion, which was re­port­edly sold for $52.5 mil­lion ear­lier this year.

In­dus­try sources say the Irv­ing Rd deal was done af­ter a mys­tery buyer knocked on the door and made an of­fer.

Top-end buy­ers’ ad­vo­cates Christo­pher Koren and David Mor­rell both said the price sur­prised them.

“There’s no­body in their right mind who would be pay­ing that for 2000sq m of land. Un­less next door has found oil or there’s a frack­ing op­tion,” Mr Koren said.

53-55 Irv­ing Rd, Toorak

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