Construction begins on Menulog founder’s new mega-mansion

The $110million takeaway: Construction begins on Menulog founder’s new mega-mansion set to be the most expensive home in Australia - after row with his neighbours over claims it will block their ocean views Menulog co-founder Leon Kamenev is building his mega-mansion in Vaucluse Work has begun on site after a two-year court battle over the size of the home Mr Kamenev paid $80m for the land, will splash another $10m on renovations

By Chris White For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:49 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 02:49 BST, 3 May 2019

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A row between neighbours in one of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs has rumbled on, with construction work starting on a mega-mansion that neighbours fear will block their exclusive harbour views.  

In April 2016, former Russian refugee Leon Kamenev paid $80 million for four houses on Coolong Road in the the wealthy Vaucluse area, making it Australia’s most expensive parcel of land.

Despite local protests and more than two years of planning disputes, the 60-year-old businessman was finally given the green light in December to turn the properties into one French Chateau style mega-mansion.

The development application submitted for the address reveals Mr Kamenev intends to spend $10.13 million on renovations, which includes altering the main house, adding a pool, a gym and a two-storey guest wing.

Work has begun on Menulog co-founder Leon Kamenev's home in Vaucluse, Sydney

Work has begun on Menulog co-founder Leon Kamenev's home in Vaucluse, Sydney 

The massive block of land in Sydney's east (pictured) has been the subject of a court battle for the past two years, but development was approved in December

The massive block of land in Sydney's east (pictured) has been the subject of a court battle for the past two years, but development was approved in December

Mr Kamenev co-founded Menulog, and was said to be worth $539million in the 2016 BRW Rich List

Mr Kamenev co-founded Menulog, and was said to be worth $539million in the 2016 BRW Rich List

After renovations, which are currently underway (pictured) the home is expected to be worth at least $110million, which would make it the most valuable in the country

After renovations, which are currently underway (pictured) the home is expected to be worth at least $110million, which would make it the most valuable in the country

In today’s market, the property would be worth at least $110million, making it the most valuable in the country.

The new ‘mega-mansion’ will be situated on 4,134 square metres and the project is so vast that 979 cubic metres will need to be excavated.

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