Toxic Dotcom mansion attracts zero buyers

Dotcom locks himself out of Coatesville mansion

Dotcom locks himself out of Coatesville mansion

Whatever Dotcom touches turns to dust, and now the owners of the Dotcom mansion are stuck with a huge white elephant.

It’s the $35 million mansion no one wants. More than three weeks after tenders closed on the sprawling Coatesville mansion Kim Dotcom used to call home, not a single offer has been tabled.

The sprawling Coatesville estate at 186 Mahoenui Valley Rd – also known as the Chrisco mansion – has 12 bedrooms, is on 22.6ha with its own vineyard, lake and boathouse, and has manicured parkland and sculptures. […]

Asked if potential buyers had been put off by its chequered history, Tang said “absolutely not”.Property records list the house as being owned by Lurcher Ltd, which Companies Office records now show is called Linkicons and whose sole director is Richard Bradley of Australia.

Dotcom ran Megaupload from the mansion, which was raided in the early hours of January 20, 2012, by a big police contingent, including helicopters and members of the special tactics group.

On the first anniversary of his arrest, Dotcom held a lavish party at the mansion, complete with a re-enactment of the raid.

Feng Shui Consultants NZ director Danny Thorn said he would not be surprised if the history of the property deterred some potential buyers.

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system considered to govern spaces in relation to the flow of energy.

“The feng shui of a property is an important factor to a lot of people when they’re looking at buying a new property,” he said.

I don’t think the Feng Shui of the mansion is really the problem.  It will be all the hard wired surveillance that will give rich people second thoughts about wanting to live there.

The whole Dotcom association is a big barrier to overcome.


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