Aussie John Symond listing Point Piper harbourfront

Aussie John Symond listing Point Piper harbourfront
Aussie John Symond listing Point Piper harbourfront

Aussie John Symond is listing his Point Piper trophy home - and reckons he might well find his buyer in China for Sydney's most monolithic home offering.

With unconfirmed $100 million plus expectations, it would easily exceed the Sydney residential record held by tycoon James Packer.

The harbourfront home set on 2685 sqm has piqued the interest of Sydneysiders ever since its first development application lodgement in 2000.

Some seven years later the Aussie Home Loans founder moved into the completed copper-capped roofed and sandstone skirted home.

So vast, and then without vegetation, at one point it was nicknamed Aussie Stadium.

With a floor space of 2200 sqm over four levels, the six bedroom home, all with ensuites, features two swimming pools, one on the top floor.

It has 75 metres of absolute waterfrontage.

Speculation has been rife since May when a spokesman said no decision had been made about Mr ­Symond’s future living or work arrangements. 

But Mr Symond’s spokesman confirmed the 69 year old entrepreneur was “exploring options in regard to his life after Aussie Home Loans when his contract expires in 18 months”.

“One of those options from 2018 involves living part of the year overseas and enjoying time on his boat, which is one of his passions,” he said.

There was a “strong possibility” Mr Symond may retain a role with Aussie, the spokesman said, which may mean Mr Symond could move from being executive chairman to a less hands-on role as chairman.

Estate agents have been advised to prepare the marketing for a roadshow to China

Symond previously lived in a Walsh Bay penthouse which sold for a record $16 million in 2006.

He paid $10,893,398 for the Wingandal Place property in 1999. He married Amber McDonald at the home in February.

It seems once he turns 70 next August he wants to spend a bit more time in Europe where he has a luxury 73 metre yacht being built.

The boat will act primarily as a charter vessel in the Mediterranean. The Dutch shipbuilder Feadship is set to complete the boat early next year. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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