Packer palace nearly ready
- The Daily Telegraph
- March 07, 2013
- House nearing completion
- Lengthy delays during construction
- Family due to move in at the end of March
JAMES and Erica Packer won't be the only ones toasting completion of their $45 million mega-mansion.
Traffic controllers have formed a single lane along the street this week to make way for cranes outside the home.
While the banana trees had to be lowered into the front landscape, Confidential understands the current conundrum concerns the cables that heat the house's floors. Workmen have had to dig up the pavement to correct the issue.
The casino tycoon -- who last month listed his Bondi Beach pad for sale at $22 million-plus -- has spared no expense on the Vaucluse abode, which was originally three homes. The final product will feature a wellness centre, sauna, staff quarters, guest accommodation and a 13-car garage.
The Packers -- who have three children, Indigo, 4, Jackson, 2, and six-month-old Emanuelle -- will move in by the end of the month.