By Chris White For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:49 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 02:49 BST, 3 May 2019
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
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
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.
New photographs from the building site show the project is well underway, with the houses