Real estate: Is this Aussie property a mega-mansion or mega garage? For $10m you can decide

Kim Macdonald
The Nightly
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Applecross mansion with parking for 14 cars, including eight in a secure garage, hits the market for $10 million
Applecross mansion with parking for 14 cars, including eight in a secure garage, hits the market for $10 million Credit: supplied

Some homes are just on another scale to most properties, as shown by a $10 million mansion which recently hit the market.

The impressive set of numbers behind this estate’s many special features resembles the lotto game that most of us would need to win in order to buy it.

Advertised as a “home worthy of your car collection,” the Perth abode has an eight-car garage, with a below-ground lift, hydraulic hoist and air compressor, as well as a further six secure outdoor parking spots.

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Inside the Applecross home, there are four kitchens, two bars, seven toilets, five bedrooms and a family-sized Swedish sauna spread over 1300sqm of floorspace, making it six times the size of an average WA house.

The three-storey ‘castle’ also has two offices, a full gym, a wine cellar, several lounge areas, a games’ room and a home theatre with reclining leather chairs.

The impressive set of numbers behind this estate’s many special features resembles the lotto game that most of us would need to win in order to buy it. 
The impressive set of numbers behind this estate’s many special features resembles the lotto game that most of us would need to win in order to buy it.  Credit: supplied
The view to the city at the $10 million Applecross mansion which has hit the market.
The view to the city at the $10 million Applecross mansion which has hit the market. Credit: supplied
One of the four kitchens at the Applecross mansion recently listed for sale.
One of the four kitchens at the Applecross mansion recently listed for sale. Credit: supplied

The exterior of the 1330sqm block is just as opulent, with a partially-covered al fresco area including a pool and spa, which light up under hundreds of fairy lights resembling a starry night sky.

But the most interesting set of numbers connected to this property is the price.

Real Estate agent Gary Dundon, of Ray White, said the owners are seeking about $10 million, despite the house and land having a replacement value of about $15 million, and a build time of about “four or five years of your life.”

Mr Dundon said the discount was due to it not being a brand-new building. While it has river views across to the city, it was not absolute waterfront.

The Tuscan-inspired property is owned by Anthony and Caroline Ridolfo, who made their money in property among other ventures. The couple built the house over the four years to 2013.

2019 | SWM Socials - Barbagallo Watch Opening at 133 St Georges Terrace on November 21st, 2019. Photo - Caroline Ridolfo & Anthony Ridolfo - Picture: Alan Chau - The West Australian.
Applecross mansion owners Caroline Ridolfo and Anthony Ridolfo. Credit: Alan Chau/The West Australian

Ridolfo said they were moving to a new chapter in their lives as their daughter prepared to study abroad.

He said they loved the village-style atmosphere in the leafy-green Applecross, which he said was quieter and more homely than the western suburbs.

“We hope another family can enjoy this home as much as we have,” he said.

The pool at the Applecross mansion.
The pool at the Applecross mansion. Credit: supplied
The home theatre at the Applecross mansion comes complete with nine leather reclining chairs and remote controlled cinema curtains.
The home theatre at the Applecross mansion comes complete with nine leather reclining chairs and remote controlled cinema curtains. Credit: supplied
The wine cellar at the recently-listed Applecross mansion.
The wine cellar at the recently-listed Applecross mansion. Credit: supplied

The home has won six State and National awards.

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