Sydney mansion by architect Alec Tzannes to smash Australian property record


Nestled in Sydney’s esteemed Point Piper neighborhood, ‘Wingadal,’ a sprawling mega-mansion, has been the family residence of John Symond, founder of Aussie Home Loans, and was crafted by renowned architect Alec Tzannes.

According to, it is about to smash the Australian property record.

It took eight years to construct from its inception in 1999 and has never been sold. Spanning 2,676 square meters—an equivalent of four standard residential blocks—offers an unparalleled view of Sydney Harbour, with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge framing its 98-meter waterfront.

In addition to the pool, there’s a 22-seat movie theatre, an eight-car garage and a lift. And in case one commercial-grade kitchen isn’t enough, Wingadal boasts a second that has seen some of Australia’s most prominent celebrity chefs showcase their skills across years of charity events held at the property.

The listing of the property is through Ken Jacobs, Director – Australia Pacific of Forbes Global Properties in association with leading Sydney agent Brad Pillinger. 

“The estate is Australia’s most iconic residence and ranks amongst the best in the world,” Jacobs said while Pillinger mentioned that there is no comparable property in Australia. “We expect Wingadal will be the first sale to surpass the $200-million barrier in this country.”


“The result showcases the foresight, passion, vision and meticulous attention to detail of both Mr Symond and Mr Tzannes, and as there is no comparable property in Australia, we expect Wingadal will be the first sale to surpass the $200-million barrier in this country,” it was stated.

The $200-million price guide would comfortably smash the current house record held by Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar who spent $130 million on his Point Piper mansion last year.





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