The previous record for Australia's most expensive single dwelling (don't think it falls into the house category, nor even the mansion category) was a measly $45million. Just this week that record has been smashed by a respectable figure of $57.5million for a Perth waterfront mega/super/ulltra-mansion.
(What was he askin'? $70million - tell him he's dreaming!)
It shouldn't be a surprise that the sale was from one mining baron to another. In Brisbane mining companies have a reputation for sending lots of cash in a hurry.
What shocked me was the claim from the real estate agent the he had sold Australia's most expensive house back in 1980 - for just $2,150,000.
Times have indeed changed.