La Joie de Vivre, Bayview back on market

La Joie de Vivre, Bayview back on market
La Joie de Vivre, Bayview back on market

Sydney's most mediterranean property is possibly La Joie de Vivre, a lavish French provincial mansion at Bayview.

A fresh marketing campaign to sell the luxury home is underway by the former freight tycoon Gregory Poche and his wife, Kay van Norton.

They paid $10 million for the home in late 2003.

The spectacular northern beaches residence with unashamed opulence is now relisted with $6.5 million price expectations through Red Property agents James Economides and Kerry-Anne Nielsen with a June 17 expressions of interest marketing campaign.

Up its semicircular drive, La Joie de Vivre, meaning the 'joy of living' in French, oozes luxury from every angle, with 24-carat gold filigree balustrades and grand foyer.

Perhaps tarnished after appearing on the hit Network Ten reality television show, the Bachelor, the home has sat unwanted on the market for nearly three years.

The 130-square Minkara Road residence overlooking Pittwater and the Pacific was built for Beirut industrialist Agob Dellalian who first sold it for $7 million in early 2003.

Set on a massive 4091 sqm land parcel, the home features a grand formal dining room, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

It's nestled among spotted gum trees with views from its floor to ceiling windows. 

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.  


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