Buyer emerges for Dalkeith mansion

Buyer emerges for Dalkeith mansion
Buyer emerges for Dalkeith mansion

Reproductive biologist Bruce Bellinge has emerged as the $13.7 million buyer of the cattle king Mauro Balzarini's Dalkeith mansion.

Balzarini and wife Giovanna took $6 million less than what they wanted for the huge Palladian villa that cost them $12.25 million in 2006.

The Italian style home with traditional pale sandstone walls and terracotta roofs was originally owned by Alan Bond's lieutenant Peter Beckwith, who built it in 1990.

It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a basement wine cellar, fully mirrored gym, and a swimming pool with cabana on its vast 2,673 sqm parcel.

Offering sweeping panorama of the Swan River, the home had been on the market through William Porteous at William Porteous Properties International.

Bruce, a Scotland born biologist, has called Dalkeith home since 2009 when he paid $4.9 million for Raffles. He's listed it for sale following his new purchase.

One of Perth's true trophy homes, a 1980s Palladian villa at Dalkeith,  with pale sandstone walls and terracotta roofs, which selling agent William Porteous described it as "the epitome of European elegance."

The entrance hall is crowned by a domed cupola framing an antique French chandelier sourced from a Russian palace.

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian Mansion Australia property section.

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