Andrew Muir pays Daniel and Danielle Besen $17m for dramatic Flinders estate, Miramar

The Besens also recently sold 9 Towers Road, Toorak, for more than $26 million

Good Guys boss Andrew Muir is buying the dramatic Flinders holiday home listed for sale late last year by retail industry millionaires Daniel and Danielle Besen.

Muir is paying $17 million, according to The Australian, for the unusual wing-shaped seven bedroom home which was marketed by Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rob Curtain.

Named Miramar, the 29.5 hectare Mornington-Flinders Road property is not waterfront but offers distant views to Western Port over picturesque rolling lawns.

Daniel and Danielle Besen, who reportedly separated, banked $26.25 million late last year selling their eclipse-shaped mansion at 9 Towers Road, Toorak (pictured), to infrastructure executive, Netflow managing director, Phil Dreaver (this price is currently the highest paid for a Victorian home – however industry sources speculate a circa-$40 million sale is quietly taking place in St Georges Road, Toorak, at the moment).

It has since been reported Danielle Besen paid $6.5 million for a Toorak home in Power Avenue.

Daniel Besen meanwhile has been embroiled in a controversy being part of a development consortium which last month demolished a 100-year old red brick home in Huntingtower Road, Armadale (this block is mooted to make way for a townhouse development).

In 2015 Muir sold a Guildford Bell designed waterfront home in Sorrento to members of the Deague family for $21.5 million. The Deagues are in the process of replacing that holding, formerly owned by the Baillieu family, with two large holiday homes.

The Good Guys boss made headlines in property circles ten years ago, buying another ex-Baillieu mansion, in Orrong Road, Toorak, from lawyer turned comedian Steve Vizard, for a then state record price of $17.75 million.

Marc Pallisco

A freelance property writer and experienced analyst, Marc is the co-founder of realestatesource.com.au

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