Private French-inspired mansion off NSW coast hits market


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Snap up your own slice of paradise just a few hours out of Sydney.

Imagine waking up each day and drawing the curtains back to reveal a sweeping balcony that overlooks the gentle waves lapping on your own private beach.

While this may be the dreamy definition of paradise for most people, it could soon become reality for one lucky buyer.

Chateau Le Marais is a lavish mansion now selling for just $6 million.

A stunning French chateau-inspired mansion off the NSW coast, that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter, has hit the market.

And what’s almost as surprising as the fact this sprawling holiday home spans almost 1000 sqm and has 18th century French chimneys is its price tag — a cool $6 million.



“I have never seen anything like this, it is such a unique property,” listing agent Mark Clarke from Ray White Narrabeen told The Daily Telegraph.

“The level of detail that has gone into it is phenomenal and it would make a great holiday pad if you are looking for the perfect getaway,” Mr Clarke said.

Fancy features in every room.

According to the agent, the Wallis Island escape named Chateau Le Marais, has undergone about $2 million worth of upgrades in recent years.

Laced with decorative cornices, chandeliers, sphinx-like structures and imported parquetry flooring, the two-storey abode has an obvious European influence.

The property has five ensuite bathrooms.

It was built by stonemasons and offers the ultimate in luxury. It has five bedrooms all with stylish ensuites, some of which have spa baths.

Common areas include a formal loungeroom, a games room, dining room and a conservatory.

The kitchen is one of the many rooms the vendor family has spruced up.

The perfect morning view from Chateau Le Marais.

The sprawling 104ha expanse of land also comes with a helicopter pad, a private jetty, an orchard, lagoon and ponds.

Vendor Adam Dai, a developer from the Hills region, has spent plenty of time with family at the secluded property.

The hidden haven can only be accessed by water or air.

“We have spent a lot of good times at the house with our friends and business partners,” Mr Dai said.

“The chateau needed a lot of work when I bought it, and it’s now perfect. We have spent millions on the renovation,” he said.

The European-inspired kitchen has been spruced up.

The family is regrettably selling as work back at home has made it difficult to escape as often as they would like.

By putting their latest love back on the market, it is giving a mix of buyers the chance to secure their dream property.

An aerial view of this private paradise.

Mr Clarke said he had already received phone calls from local and offshore parties, all looking to explore different options.

“The vendors actually had plans to put a resort on the site, which can be done.

“You could potentially put 200 extra villas on there and create something very similar to Hamilton Island, subject to council approval.”


Or those who are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle, can simply kick back and enjoy the character-filled mansion as it is.

The private property is set to go under the hammer early next month.

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