Huge $ 10 million mansion in one of Sydney's most exclusive enclaves is destroyed by flames despite the efforts of 80 firefighters
- The three-storey house on the western edge of Centennial Park caught fire
- No one was there at the time, but the owner came back later to destroy the house
- The mansion, on the exclusive Martin Road, was last sold 11 years ago for $ 10 million
- Firemen investigate the cause of the fire
A $ 10 million mansion in the eastern suburbs of Sydney was destroyed by a fire last night.
The three-storey house on the western edge of Centennial Parklands went up in flames on Wednesday at 8.30 p.m.
No one was present at the time, but the owner later returned to find 80 firefighters and 20 fire trucks fighting the raging hell, according to 7News.
Inferno: the three-story house (photo) on the western edge of Centennial Parklands went up in flames on Wednesday at 8:30 PM
Blaze: Up to 80 firefighters fought the fire and the police (photo) were also present
Neighbors were evacuated when crews fought successfully to prevent the fire from spreading to other houses.
The mansion, on the exclusive Martin Road, was last sold in 2008 for $ 10 million.
Real estate company Domain estimates it was worth about $ 8.4 million this year after the recent recession.
The house was designed by the Australian architect Luigi Rosselli and has six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries were reported.
Neighbors were evacuated when crews fought successfully to prevent the fire (photo) from spreading to other houses
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