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David and Candice Warner’s $4 million dollar home still not complete

David and Candice Warner have been working on building their dream Maroubra home since 2016 – but it’s still nowhere near complete. 



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New aerial images of the house show there’s still extensive work to be done  as the couple’s plans for the build have changed dramatically. 

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



David Warner, Candice Falzon are posing for a picture: Long way to go! David and Candice Warner have been working on building their dream Maroubra home since 2016 - and it's still in a shambles. Both pictured


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Long way to go! David and Candice Warner have been working on building their dream Maroubra home since 2016 – and it’s still in a shambles. Both pictured

The construction on the $4million block of land was originally estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2 million to develop – however it appears that budget has now been blown out.

A new Development Application to Randwick council was lodged in February 2020, which requests amendments to the original plans. 

The architect’s submission claimed: ‘The client’s needs have changed in the years since the approval of the original DA. 

CHANGES TO THE BUILD 

‘To accommodate the increased space requirements for the now three children as well as to optimise their enjoyment of the stunning location the following layout changes have been made in this application to modify the original DA.’

Those changes are as follows, according to the document: ‘The master bedroom has been relocated from Level 4 (garden level) to the same position on Level 3 in order to be closer to the children’s Bedrooms as the clients have a new baby.  

‘The rumpus room has therefore been relocated from Level  3 to the same location on Level 4. The bath, WC, laundry and plant room on Level 3 have been reconfigured accordingly. 



New ideas: In new aerial images, it's evident there is still a lot to be done - and the couple's plans for the build have dramatically changed


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New ideas: In new aerial images, it’s evident there is still a lot to be done – and the couple’s plans for the build have dramatically changed



a harbor filled with lots of grass: Costly: The construction on the $4million block of land was originally estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2 million to develop - however it appears that budget has now blown out


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Costly: The construction on the $4million block of land was originally estimated to cost the couple a further $4.2 million to develop – however it appears that budget has now blown out

‘A pantry and toilet have been added in lieu of the sauna on pool Level 2. The Kitchen has been reconfigured on level 2. The sauna has been relocated to Level 3. 

‘Some windows have been added underground to allow appreciation of the stunning rock formations that were unearthed during the excavation,’ the document reads.  

The glamorous couple still have a long way to go before their dream mansion is complete, with new images of the property indicating that little progress has been made to the knockdown rebuild.  

The build itself had originally been estimated to cost $4.2 million to develop, but it’s likely the new plans will significantly increase the Warners’ budget.  

According to a report published by News Corp in 2018, construction of the Warners’ property had ‘infuriated neighbours’ at the time. 

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.’



map: Views: 'Some windows have been added underground to allow appreciation of the stunning rock formations that were unearthed during the excavation,' it goes on


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Views: ‘Some windows have been added underground to allow appreciation of the stunning rock formations that were unearthed during the excavation,’ it goes on



Relax: While the pool and sauna will both remain, they will now be on separate levels


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Relax: While the pool and sauna will both remain, they will now be on separate levels

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’.

‘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.



a truck is parked on the side of a building: Angry: According to a report published by News Corp construction of the Warners' property has 'infuriated neighbours as the development has been so slow moving'


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Angry: According to a report published by News Corp construction of the Warners’ property has ‘infuriated neighbours as the development has been so slow moving’



diagram: 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'


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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’

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

Materials and supplies were airlifted from a truck down onto the grand property, with building sounds echoing through the rock alcove and street below. 

David and Candice, who married in 2015, are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, six, and Indi Rae, five, and welcomed daughter Isla Rose, one, in June 2019. 



David Warner, Candice Falzon posing for the camera: Family: David and Candice are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, six, and Indi Rae, five, and welcomed daughter Isla Rose, one, in June 2019. All pictured


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Family: David and Candice are parents to daughters Ivy Mae, six, and Indi Rae, five, and welcomed daughter Isla Rose, one, in June 2019. All pictured



Candice Falzon standing next to a body of water: Loved up: Candice and David married in April 2015 in a stunning ceremony at Terrara House Estate on the South Coast of NSW


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Loved up: Candice and David married in April 2015 in a stunning ceremony at Terrara House Estate on the South Coast of NSW

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