First pictures of fraudster Melissa Caddick’s luxurious mansion, now meticulously styled for sale, have been released by liquidators on Monday as the property hits the market.
Thousands of dollars have been spent on sprucing up the five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence in Wallangra Rd, Dover Heights for the spring expressions of interest campaign, via the Sotheby’s managing director, Michael Pallier and colleague Mary Lin.
But you won’t be able to just rock up to an open home — inspection is by appointment and homehunters will need to pay a $10,000 refundable deposit.
With a paint job, refreshed interiors and impressive styling, there’s no hint of the notoriety associated with now a very up-to-the-minute four-level home that awaits a buyer.
Among its key attributes are a double garage, self-contained lower level, pool and roof terrace, with 180-degree iconic Bridge, Opera House and harbor views.
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A major half-million-dollar Altis Architecture/Inspire Design extension and renovation of the residence dates back to 2008 — six years before Caddick bought it for $6.2m in April, 2014.
No price guide is being offered at this stage, with suggestions it may fetch as much as $15m has been ridiculed by property observers.
The highest price ever achieved in the street is the $11.6m that the Kaplan family paid for No. 35 Wallangra Rd when the market was stronger last June.
Caddick vanished from the residence on the morning of November 12, 2020 — the morning after ASIC agents and the Australian Federal Police raided the property.
Her son heard a door shutting at about 5:30am and thought she was going for her morning run.
She hasn’t been since, although her shoe containing her decomposed human foot washed up on a South Coast beach last November.
The inquest into her disappearance and presumed death has heard that she was “surprised, shocked, embarrassed by police presence” during the house raid.
The inquest was also shown bodycam footage of Caddick’s husband, Anthony Koletti, smiling as he welcomed police to the family home on the day he reported her missing.
The wealth adviser conwoman misappropriated $30m in client funds, mainly from family and friends, between 2012-2019.
The liquidators, headed by Jones Partners principal Bruce Gleeson, have already sent a bill to the Federal Court, claiming they are owed almost $500,000.