ATO Moves to Sell Distinctive Unfinished Perth Mansion

THE distinctive half-built Perth mansion dubbed by locals as the ‘Taj on Swan’ is a step closer to being sold after the Australian Taxation Office moved proceedings in the Federal Court.

The half built home (pictured above at various stages of construction) on the corner of Bay View Terrace and Keane Street in Peppermint Grove is expected to fetch between $15 million and $18 million, according to sources.

It’s been reported the domed structure was costing $70 million to construct, and upon completion would be one of the most expensive properties in Australia.

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Alan Bond’s Former Dalkeith Mansion Sells for $39 Million, Perth

The former home of controversial Perth businessman Alan Bond has sold for $39 million.

The Dalkeith property (pictured, far right) is the second most expensive home sale to take place in Perth recently. In 2009, mineral resources director Chris Ellison paid $57 million for the Mosman Park home of mining heiress Angela Bennett.

Mr Ellison’s colleague, Steve Wyatt, founding shareholder in mining services company Mineral Resources, is the buyer of Mr Bond’s former home. It was offloaded by former goldminer Barry Patterson, according to the AFR.

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Mosman Tops National Survey – Dollar Value Sales

MOSMAN, in Sydney, ranked as the suburb to record the highest dollar value of sales in the year to July 2010 – almost $851 million.

Research group RP Data has published a survey ranking the country’s top performing suburbs.

Using the total value of property sold for the year, the suburb of Brighton ranked highest for Victoria.

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