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Inside Liane Moriarty’s New Mosman Home

International best-selling author Liane Moriarty has embarked on a new chapter in her life‚Äôs narrative ‚Äď this time in the form of a remarkable $19.5 million Mosman mansion.

The property sale is the most expensive in Mosman this year, edging out the $19.25 million purchase of a deep waterfront in Shellbank Avenue in April and almost quadrupling the suburb’s median house price of $5.39 million.

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Moriarty is best known for her debut novel Big Little Lies, which became the first book by an Australian author to debut at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her novel was adapted into a television series produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, and went on to win five Emmy Awards in its first season. Moriarty’s nine bestselling books have now sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, with her two most recent novels Nine Perfect Strangers and Apples Never Fall, both being Australia’s highest-selling fiction titles in the respective years they were published.

The purchase of this multi-million dollar property adds a new dimension to Moriarty’s list of accomplishments. Situated on the exclusive Balmoral Slopes, the exquisite five-bedroom, five-bedroom house boasts panoramic views of the beach and the surrounding area, extending all the way to the Heads.

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The stunning views from the internationally-renowned author’s home

Celebrated architect Susan Rothwell designed the multi-storey home which was recently renovated with a new internal lift to all three levels. Along with five sumptuous-sized bedrooms, the property includes formal and casual living/dining rooms, a marble island kitchen, a rumpus room with a kitchen-sized wet bar, multiple terraces, an expansive deck and a saltwater pool. An automated gated driveway will also take guests through the landscaped gardens to a four-car garage.

Mosman is a fitting suburb for the beloved author whose stories are often set in the middle-class suburbs of Sydney‚Äôs North Shore. Moriarty and her family were previously based in the upper North Shore on Pymble‚Äôs ‚Äúmillionaire‚Äôs row‚ÄĚ. They lived in a mansion fit with a tennis court and pool, which Moriarty and her husband bought for $7.25 million in 2015 to mark the sale of six million copies of her books.

Moriarty’s newest property in Mosman is a sure upgrade and not only sold prior to the real estate agent’s scheduled expressions of interest deadline, but sold for above the price guide of $19 million. Stefon Bertram and his colleague David Smeallie of Pello Lower North Shore were responsible for the sale, which closed on July 13. The property was previously sold by Pello for $11,800,000 in 2016.

You can take a sneak peek at the $19.5 million dollar mansion here.

Main image: Liane Moriarty website