Change of address as Ahmed Fahour sells Kew mansion for $7 million

Change of address as Ahmed Fahour sells Kew mansion for $7 million
Change of address as Ahmed Fahour sells Kew mansion for $7 million

Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour has sold his six bedroom Kew mansion.

Settlement documents show $7,072,500 was achieved for the Sackville Street home, set on a double block with court and pool.

The property was listed last August by Australia's highest-paid public servant, settling earlier this year.

The three level mansion, built in 2006 after the subdivision of a former monastery site, was marketed with $7 million plus private treaty hopes through Paul Pfeiffer and Warwick Anderson at RT Edgar.

It was built by Montage Developments with "epic space and understated opulence" throughout the "resort style" estate, complete with outdoor kitchen, self contained cottage, swimming pool, spa, steam room and north/south flood lit championship court.

The estate covers 2,027 square metres. 

It is the fifth house on Sackville Street sold for $5 million plus, with the top sale being historic, La Verna at $12 million in 2007. 

La Verna, the 1880s Italianate-style residence now on 3,310 square metres, had been long owned by the Franciscan Friars who sold to developers several years earlier. 

Ahmed and Dionnie Fahour were the mystery buyers behind the $22 million sale of Invergowrie, the historic bluestone home in Hawthorn that was an exclusive finishing school for young women.

The off market sale of the imposing mansion made headlines in April 2013 on Property Observer with the buyer undisclosed using solicitors, Arnold Bloch Leibler as their intermediaries

The subsequent $22 million sale documentation has been through a holding company whose address and directors are from the office of the solicitors.

Peter Hill, the skateboarding Globe International co-founder and his wife, Angela sold the colonial-gothic style Invergowrie mansion that sits on 1.1 hectares.

It had cost $10.75 million in 2002. 

Invergowrie (pictured below) is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.


Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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