Chateau Le Marais on private Wallis Island near Forster pulled from auction

Chateau Le Marais on private Wallis Island near Forster pulled from auction
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 7, 2020

Chateau Le Marais, a grand European manor set on a private island off Forster on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, was pulled from weekend auction.

The five bedroom French chateau-inspired mansion was built on the 104 hectare Wallis Island by stone masons from Australia and France.

The island is only accessible by boat or air. It features its own helipad, but with a limit of just three flights in and out every month.

Its French influence is evident throughout, with 18th century French chimneys, imported parquet floors that mimic the Palace of Versailles and chandeliers in every room.

The near 1,000 square metre mansion remains listed through Ray White Narrabeen agent Mark Clarke who senses the buyer interest was around $5 million.

There were three parties who weren't quite ready to proceed to bid at auction, Clarke said.

Chateau Le Marais is the island getaway of Adam Dai, who works in the construction industry. He recently undertook a multi-million dollar renovation.

Set some 300 kilometres north of Sydney, the island comes with a 1.5 kilometre beach as well as an orchard with established fruit trees and botanical gardens.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 


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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