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Dotcom's former Coatesville home sold

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/07/2016

After more than four months on the market, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's former Coatesville mansion has finally sold.

The lavish 12-bedroom, English-style mansion is infamous as the site of an early-morning police raid on Dotcom in 2012.

In 2014 its rateable value was $23.55 million.

Barfoot and Thompson, which managed the sale by tender, would not reveal any details about the buyer or purchase price.

The listing attracted international interest, agent Christina Tang said.

"We fielded hundreds of enquiries and hosted multiple qualified purchasers at private viewings," she said.

Internet mogul Dotcom, who is currently fighting extradition to the United States to face internet piracy charges, had been renting the mansion but moved out in 2015 to a central Auckland apartment.

The property at 186 Mahoenui Valley Rd was described as offering luxury living as well as a potential development opportunity.

The four-level mansion covers 2375sq m, sitting on 22.635 hectares of land.

Inside, it's adorned with a wine cellar, a library, billiards room, and a present-wrapping room.

The master bedroom features a glittering mirrored walk-in wardrobe, dressing circle and the property boasts its own Olympic-sized lap pool.

A separate building provides garaging for up to 10 vehicles, plus a cottage quarters and barn play area.

The mansion by architectural designer Greg Noble was constructed over four years, becoming one of the most expensive property builds of its time.


* 12 bedrooms

* Nine bathrooms

* Outdoor pool

* Hot pool

* 10-car garage

* Separate cottage and barn

* Tennis courts

* A lake and boathouse

* Potential for subdivision under Auckland's proposed Unitary Plan.

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