Pharmacy warehouse owner and wife Real Housewives of Melbourne drop $43MILLION on sprawling trophy house with six-car garage
- Sam Gance and Janet Roach Set New Highest Price Paid at Auction, $43 Million
- The shopkeeper and reality TV star bought a six-bedroom trophy house in Toorak
- They will share the 6-bedroom, 3,330 m² property with two terriers
One of Australia’s most powerful retailers and its star reality TV partner have broken the record for most expensive home ever sold at auction Down Under.
Chemist Warehouse co-founder Sam Gance and Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member and Raw Essentials Tea founder Janet Roach paid a dazzling $43 million for the two-storey trophy house at 47 Lansell Road, Toorak.
Ms. Roach, 63, is the outspoken headliner of the long-running reality show, famous for her one-liners such as ‘I don’t like trouble – unless I cause it!’
Mr. Gance and Mrs. Roach would have beaten another bidder in a private auction to get their hands on the grand, architect-designed, five-bedroom mansion, which would be home on the cover of any glossy lifestyle magazine.
Chemist Warehouse co-founder Sam Gance and Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member Janet Roach paid a dazzling $43 million for the two-storey trophy house at 47 Lansell Road, Toorak
Ms Roach, who is also the founder of Raw Essentials Tea, broke the record price paid for a house at auction in Australia with Mr Gance when they paid $43 million
They bought the 3,330-square-foot property from Blue Energy founder Mark Healey and his wife Kelly on Monday, according to Nine newspapers.
The Healeys are known to have bought it for $20 million in 2015 and spent $15 million upgrading it with Carr Design architects and Britain’s Helen Green Design Studio.
Premium agency Kay & Burton described the six-garage, two-story mansion as “beautifully crafted high-end luxury” in their promotions.
Ms. Roach and Mr. Gance will share the ultra-luxurious 3,330-square-foot estate with her two miniature terriers Bella and Boychik
The large townhouse has some incredible features including a home cinema, 10 living areas, swimming pool, outdoor recreation center, gym, swimming pool and tennis court
The property has some incredible features such as 10 lavish living spaces, including a 77 square foot showpiece palatial family space, billiards room with bar and separate home cinema.
The combined area of the two adjacent children’s playrooms on the ground floor is larger than many inner-city apartments.
It also has a gym, utility room, staff room, landscaped design gardens, pavilion, pool massage room and tennis court.
There is also an ‘outdoor leisure centre’ next to the pool and pool house.
Mr. Gance and Mrs. Roach, who have been an item since 2016, will be sharing the home with their two miniature terriers, Bella and Boychik.
It was the second Tookrak mansion to sell for tens of millions in the past week.
Renowned Australian music promoter Michael Coppel unloaded his beautiful Toorak mansion a week ago.
Mr. Gance, the co-founder of Chemist Warehouse, and Ms. reality TV star Ms. Roach broke the record for highest price ever paid at auction
The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom property has sold for more than $30 million, realestate.com.au reported Thursday.
Coppel first listed the museum-style property in May with a price guide of between $30 million and $33 million.
Although 47 Lansell Road is the most expensive ever bought at auction, it is still not the record price paid in Melbourne.
In 2018, an unnamed Asian buyer paid art dealer Rod Menzies $52.5 million for Stinington at 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern in a private sale.