Friday, February 23, 2024

Moss Moves On

British vodka baron Julian Moss to sell his spectacular £15.8 million riverfront country estate just an hour from Sydney in Australia

This morning charismatic vodka tycoon and well known business “disruptor” Julian Moss took to social media to announce that he is selling his riverfront ‘Lambourne Estate’ an hour from Sydney.


In a post on Facebook, this son of a diplomat and a renowned war journalist announced: “Good morning friends, the Moss family are on the move” and added: “Lambourne has been a very magical home that many have enjoyed including the Dalai Lama. After 25 wonderful years it’s time to move on.”


Julian Moss VDKA 6100 Vodka O
Julian Moss is a businessman who made his first fortune in IT. He had huge success with Vodka O – which became Australia’s bestselling vodka brand and is now owned by Asahi Beverages – and is now converting the vodka loving public to VDKA 6100. In a 2016 interview with ‘The Troublemakers,’ this dynamo remarked of his strategy to achieve success: “I think, when you’re getting out there and being disruptive in the market place it’s fun. We were at the pinnacle of disruption. Everything that we did was disruptive. When you’ve got limited resources, you’ve got to be more resourceful and that’s what we did.”
A 2:55-minute video tour shared on YouTube introduces the property to potential buyers. In it the vast array of animals that the Moss family share their home with feature alongside footage of what genuinely can be described as a truly spectacular waterside idyll.
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Agent Ken Jacobs lists the estate as offering “complete privacy and seclusion, combining the joys of country living with a sought-after waterside lifestyle.”
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The 33.45-acre property offered is situated on a significant bend on the 75-mile long Hawkesbury River. Navigable by boat from Windsor to the sea, the land adjacent to it was originally occupied by Aboriginal peoples: the Darkinjung, Darug, Eora and Kuringgai.
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The 6-bedroom main residence is on a single level and surrounded by large decked areas and verandahs.

The British businessman and international jetsetter linked his update to a dedicated website created by Ken Jacobs of Christie’s International Real Estate where 1324 River Road, Lower Portland – as the property is also known – is described in detail.


Aside from a spacious 6-bedroom main residence, the just under 35-acre estate also featutes a 4-bedroom guest house, garaging for four cars, stabling and a large machinery shed. Set above the Hawkesbury River and accessed via a long driveway through woodland, this is a place that is all about outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. There are six paddocks with white post and rail fencing and other amenities number a full-sized tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool, an Olympic sized dressage arena and a pontoon with private boat ramp.


In an email to The Steeple Times, Moss later remarked: “Lambourne was originally the country retreat of the first governor of New South Wales. It was named after one of the team who discovered the Blue Mountains and living here has just been bliss. Sitting on the verandah here with my family at the end of a day enthusing the great drinking public about VDKA 6100 is something that we will all very much miss.”


Ken Jacobs in conjunction with Christie’s International Real Estate seek £15.8 million (AUD $30 million, $21.6 million, €18.9 million or درهم79.4 million) for the estate.


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A view of the main residence from the swimming pool.
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A large open plan living room is the primary entertaining space in the main house.
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There is a games room beyond.
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The kitchen and dining area.
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The master bedroom opens onto a deck beyond.
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Another of the six bedrooms.
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A bedroom with a view down the driveway.
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One of numerous bathrooms at the property.
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A covered verandah is one of many places to sit and enjoy this glorious setting.
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Outdoor dining is catered for on this deck.
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Those wishing to swim do so with the pleasure of the stunning vista beyond.
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There is also a hot tub and plenty of space to relax outside on a good day.
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A detached guest house offers further accommodation for visitors.
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The driveway and paddocks.
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The family have all manner of animals on the property and this is clearly a place that would suit any equestrian especially well.
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Boating enthusiasts are catered for also.
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The River Hawkesbury.
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An aerial shot of the estate.
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The setting on the bend of the river is described by the selling agent as being of “pristine beauty.”
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


  1. Great joint this one!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks great!!!!!!!!!!! Hawkesbury River is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great fishing and if I had the dollars I’d be buying and building a little jetty where I could have my Castlemaines with my Sheilas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow. How incredibly special to have so much land and river frontage so close to the city. Love that the residence is single level. What a truly special and unique offering.

  3. Absolutely spectacular! I spent many many years visiting Bar Point on the Hawkesbury at our holiday house there. Loved every moment there. Fishing is awesome and so close to metro Sydney. What an amazing dream home Julian!


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