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David and Candice Warner’s $4million mansion appears far from finished after five years of work


David and Candice Warner have been building their dream home in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, for the last five years.

Yet the $4million mansion looked far from finished on Friday as the cricketing couple visited the construction site for an inspection.

Dressed in activewear, the Warners meandered through the half-built construction site, which was strewn with building materials, sand bags and rubbish bins.

Home sweet… building site? David and Candice Warner inspected the construction work on their $4million mansion in Sydney’s Maroubra on Friday 

With the structure’s exposed concrete walls and extensive scaffolding, it seems the family will have to wait some time before they can call it home. 

The sighting is at odds with reports in July that David and Candice were ‘ready to move in’ after selling their temporary family home down the road. 

At the time The Daily Telegraph reported they’d sold the home for $4.2 million – a move that suggested they were about to relocate to their new property

Work in progress: Dressed in activewear, the Warners meandered through the half-built construction site, which was strewn with building materials, sand bags and rubbish bins

Work in progress: Dressed in activewear, the Warners meandered through the half-built construction site, which was strewn with building materials, sand bags and rubbish bins

Sporty: Mother-of-three Candice showed off her athletic frame in a racerback top and joggers, while her sportsman husband covered up in a black jumper and trackpants

Sporty: Mother-of-three Candice showed off her athletic frame in a racerback top and joggers, while her sportsman husband covered up in a black jumper and trackpants 

Not ready: With the structure's exposed concrete walls and extensive scaffolding, it seems the Warners will have to wait some time before they can call it home

Not ready: With the structure’s exposed concrete walls and extensive scaffolding, it seems the Warners will have to wait some time before they can call it home

However, given the state of the construction progress, this seems unlikely. 

The Warners have been building their dream home since buying the land in 2016. 

The pair demolished the existing dwelling in 2017, then completed excavation works to prepare the site for a new five-level mansion complete with a gym and pool.

Incomplete: The sighting is at odds with reports in July that David and Candice were 'ready to move in' after selling their temporary family home down the road. However, given the state of the construction progress, this seems unlikely

Incomplete: The sighting is at odds with reports in July that David and Candice were ‘ready to move in’ after selling their temporary family home down the road. However, given the state of the construction progress, this seems unlikely

On the move: At the time The Daily Telegraph reported they'd sold the home for $4.2 million - a move that suggested they were about to relocate to their new property

On the move: At the time The Daily Telegraph reported they’d sold the home for $4.2 million – a move that suggested they were about to relocate to their new property

The construction on the $4million block of land was originally estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2million to develop.

But it appears that budget has now been blown out.

A new development application to Randwick council was lodged in February last year, which requested amendments to the original plans.  

According to a News Corp report from 2018, construction on the Warners’ property had ‘infuriated neighbours’. 

Long time: The Warners have been building their dream home since buying the land in 2016

Long time: The Warners have been building their dream home since buying the land in 2016

Huge undertaking: They demolished the existing dwelling in 2017, then completed excavation works to prepare the site for a new five-level mansion complete with a gym and pool

Huge undertaking: They demolished the existing dwelling in 2017, then completed excavation works to prepare the site for a new five-level mansion complete with a gym and pool

Hey, big spenders! The construction on the $4million block of land was estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2million to develop - but it appears that budget has now been blown out

Hey, big spenders! The construction on the $4million block of land was estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2million to develop – but it appears that budget has now been blown out

One neighbour was quoted as saying: ‘Trucks have been coming and going for months, but then we don’t see anything for a couple of weeks. We expected this to be built by now — he bought the place ages ago and it’s not pretty to look at.’    

Some neighbours had previously complained about the noise, and works had also led to limited street access and ‘restricted parking’ at times.

Discussing the build with Daily Mail Australia that same year, Elvis Mardini, the owner of Mardini Constructions, said that locals had been ‘calling the council every day’.

Issues: According to a report from 2018, construction on the Warners' property had 'infuriated neighbours'

Issues: According to a report from 2018, construction on the Warners’ property had ‘infuriated neighbours’

‘The neighbours think it’s going to take away from their view but it won’t. I think they’ve got an issue with David and Candice, but they don’t know them,’ he said.

At the time, Mr Mardini predicted the property would be finished by December 2019, two years after construction first began in 2017.  

David and Candice, who married in 2015, are parents to daughters Ivy, six, Indi, five, and Isla, one.  

Family: David and Candice, who married in 2015, are parents to daughters Ivy, six, Indi, five, and Isla, one (all pictured)

Family: David and Candice, who married in 2015, are parents to daughters Ivy, six, Indi, five, and Isla, one (all pictured)



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