The Sydney Polo Club, owned via Mortgage Choice co-founder Peter Higgins, on the Hawkesbury River at Richmond, is being quietly presented to consumers for $75 million. The sale, thru Ken Jacobs of Christie’s International, is anticipated to close a 16-year chapter in Mr Higgins’ lifestyles in which his ardor for polo saw the 116-hectare site amalgamated and advanced into one of the best polo operations inside the country, winning the bid to host the XI FIP World Polo Championship in 2017. “Peter Higgins has decided to retire from the sport of polo and re-ignite his passion for the extra leisurely pursuit of cruising and also recognition on a range of-of latest international enterprise opportunities,” said an announcement issued by using his office to Domain.
The club has been the vicinity for film and TV shows, in addition to one of the top polo grounds inside the united states of America. Photo: Supplied Mr. Higgins has been amalgamating alluvial land on the Richmond Lowlands seeing that 2002, of which one in every of the most significant acquisitions become dairy farmland in 2006 for $10.2 million. The belongings consist of 3 expert polo fields, indoor arenas, good sized stabling, a clubhouse, a garden pavilion, a 3-bedroom homestead, body of workers lodgings, a renovated barn residence and grasp-planned landscaping that included the creation of extra than 14,000 bushes. It additionally holds a water license for 527 megalitres. The extensive grounds have been used as a backdrop in director Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film The Great Gatsby, and correctly, the estate of old money socialite Tom Buchanan played with the aid of Joel Edgerton. More recently the membership turned into featured in Nine’s famous TV collection Married At First Sight, in which Sam Ball and Elizabeth Sobinoff have been married.
One of the many homes on the 116-hectare web page. Photo: Supplied The choice to sell coincides with Mr. Higgins’ choice to withdraw his Pittwater waterfront estate Marara from the marketplace after eight years. The 1.27-hectare property – the largest personal conserving on the northern seashores – turned into first of all listed with $40 million homes. However, the largest two waterfront plenty are now being amalgamated, and DA plans were lodged to construct a Mark Hurcum-designed residence as Mr. Higgins’ house. The eight surrounding masses are being offered to customers with DA plans for his or her own Hurcum-designed homes through Claudio Marcolongo, of LJ Hooker Avalon.