Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan has just bought the former French consulate in Sydney's eastern suburbs for $23 million Australian dollars, or roughly $21 million US dollars. He is reported to have outbid Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman for the property.
The 4,097 square-meter grand Georgian estate, situated at 93 Victoria Road in Bellevue Hill, is called Le Manoir and boasts "6 bedrooms, self-contained quarters, 2 studies, 5 bathrooms, guest powder room, versatile living and sitting rooms, stunning reception hall, 3 car garage, drive-way forecourt, multiple store rooms, fireplaces, polished timber floors, large internal laundry and commercial size kitchen."
The real estate listing also describes the lavish setting:
Secluded at the end of a private drive-way, the home is surrounded by sprawling North East gardens, sunny terraces, tennis court and a swimming pool. Superb Georgian architecture and 3.6 metre ceilings exude grandeur and elegance, while also offering an abundance of space for family living and entertaining on a lavish scale.
Lachlan Murdoch and his model/actress wife Sarah have two young boys and are expecting a third child.
See the photos — and judge if it's worth the pricetag — below (photos via):