Late businessman Syd Corser’s stunning riverfront mansion hits the market

Kim Macdonald
The Nightly
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Syd Corser built the original two-bedroom bungalow with his own hands.
Syd Corser built the original two-bedroom bungalow with his own hands. Credit: supplied

Late businessman Syd Corser — who built a newly listed mansion — never did things by halves.

Corser didn’t just sail, but was a champion yachtsman. He didn’t just watch football, but was the founding director of the Dockers.

He liked art, becoming the director of Art Gallery of WA, and was interested in politics, becoming chairman of the Liberal Party finance committee.

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He didn’t just survive his first bout of prostate cancer, but introduced his cutting-edge US treatment to WA to help save countless other men.

And he wasn’t just a builder, but a pioneer of affordable housing. He revolutionised the entire housing sector by introducing concrete slabs to WA, eliminating the need for timber floor substructures, cutting build times and reducing costs.

And now his big-picture approach can be seen in the Mt Pleasant house he called home, with a listing for his five-bedroom mansion revealing one of Perth’s most stunning properties.

Corser, OBE, OAM, chose the sprawling site for its Perth city and river views, flanked by gum trees and a neighbouring park.


It is one of Perth’s most stunning properties.
It is one of Perth’s most stunning properties. Credit: supplied
The mansion has a 40m river frontage.
The mansion has a 40m river frontage. Credit: supplied

His children say he built the original two-bedroom bungalow with his own hands — along with some help — and later extended the home. He bought the adjoining lot in the 1980s to create a 3064sqm block with a 40m river frontage.

The adjoining block was used for a giant enclosed gazebo, primarily for entertaining, as well as a terraced garden.

The mansion in Mount Pleasant, WA offers magnificent views.
The mansion in Mount Pleasant, WA offers magnificent views. Credit: supplied
The open-plan kitchen.
The open-plan kitchen. Credit: supplied

The property includes an indoor sauna and an outdoor pool with an al fresco dining area, a four-car garage and a standalone, one-bedroom flat.

Corser_ Founding Chairman of the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation and WA sailing icon, Syd Corser.
Syd Corser. Credit: Supplied

The Corser family said that after 71 years, it was time for another family to enjoy the house.

“The best of every aspect of nature having parkland alongside us and the massive stretch of water in front but also with the hint of excitement in the distance with the city lights sparkling in the evenings,” the family wrote.

The mansion includes a sauna.
The mansion includes a sauna. Credit: supplied

Offers are being sought by estate agent Olivia Porteous.

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