9 Towers Road, Toorak sold by Besen family

9 Towers Road, Toorak sold by Besen family
9 Towers Road, Toorak sold by Besen family

Rich listers Daniel and Danielle Besen have set a record Melbourne property market price with the sale of their Towers Road mansion in Toorak for around $26.2 million.

The trophy home, designed by architects Wood Marsh, bettered the previous $24.1 million record set in July this year when Tony and Jennifer Smorgon sold on Robertson Street, Toorak.

Daniel and Danielle Besen - members of the family that founded women’s clothing giant Sussan - put 9 Towers Road property up for sale in October through Marshall White agent Marcus Chiminello.

No price reveal, but the $26 million was tipped by The Australian. Offers were due by December 12.

 9 Towers Road, Toorak sold by Besen family

Set on a 2300 square metre block, it has four bedrooms, each with ensuites, a library, a media room, a wine lounge which was a six year project.

The Wood Marsh home was marketed as representing the pinnacle of modern residential design and sports a sculpturally striking facade of raw textured concrete, scalloped in sweeping arcs.

Mrs Besen is off to a 1930s Arnauld Wright-designed Power Avenue home.

The previous state record of $26 million was held by Ilyuka, on the Portsea clofftop in 2010.

The year’s biggest single house sale was Point Piper's Altona, which sold for more than $60 million to locally-based Hunters Hill businessman Huang Jiaer, son of Chinese printing magnate Huang Bingwen, founder of Shantou Dongfeng Printing.

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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