We’ve written about a historic $460 million Texas ranch actually featured in the upcoming season of Yellowstone, another $176 million Montana ranch and $16 million Montana estate that has a strong Yellowstone feel to them, but there’s just one problem with these slices of rural paradise… they’re not located in Australia. Nowhere close, in fact. Which begs the question: what’s our equivalent of a Yellowstone-style pad? The answer lies in the postcard-perfect Braesyde Estate, Bowral.
In all honestly, we could simply show you the picture of the fireplace above plus another shot of the lush 50 hectares on offer and call it a day. For the sake of preserving the spirit of our ongoing On The Market This Week series – a celebration of AU property excellence, if you will – we’ll actually get into the details (albeit in a truncated fashion because it’s approaching 5 PM on a Friday arvo).
This Ken Cook-built Southern Highlands trophy home is currently owned by the matriarch of what Domain have described as a “billionaire pokie machine family” – Gretel Ainsworth – who was searching for potential buyers willing to fork out $20 million late last year. Quite the bit of value appreciation, considering how the whole enchilada was acquired by the Ainsworth family’s trust for $1.22 million back in 1997.
The tastefully opulent, European-inspired main residency is divided across three “beautifully proportioned levels”, featuring 6 bedrooms – all ensuites with uninterrupted views of both the lake and general countryside – a total of 7 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen as per the standard, formal + informal dining spaces, bunker-style rumpus room with a pool table and bar, built-in bowling alley, wine cellar, private study, indoor pool and spa, a stunning spiral staircase, as well as Giallo Antico marble flooring, American oak, even underfloor heating throughout.
Additional notable aspects of Braesyde Estate outside the four main walls include the following:
- flood-lit tennis court w/ clubhouse, stone corbels pavilion, water feature
- alfresco BBQ rea w/ open fireplace, water feature
- sandstone court yard w/ “ornate” water feature
- manicured croquet lawn
- park-like gardens
- self-contained granny flat & studio loft
- 14-car space
- helicopter hangar
- ample shedding
- cattle yards & services (max capacity: 75 cattle)
- electric fencing pasture improved paddocks
- backup generator
- bore & irrigation pumps
- “Total security with back to base, emergency quick dial response buttons, 16 CCTV cameras, double security gates.”
Countryside living doesn’t get much better than this.
Once again, by last reports, Braesyde Estate has a $20 million price guide. If the sale does indeed go through, it would shatter the previous $15 million record for the most expensive property sold in the Southern Highlands – check it out below.