Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch have a new place to call home. The high-profile couple forked out $23 million for a pile in Bellevue, Hill that is, swimming pools, no movie stars. The house was auctioned off Thursday night and set a record for Sydney house prices this year. The previous record was $18 million set by James Packer and his wife Erica when they bought a property in Vaucluse. Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle had attended the appointment-only inspection and it is thought that his lawyers were in the crowd, but they didn’t place a bid. The former French consulate, which is located at 93 Victoria Rd, has six-bedrooms, expansive grounds, harbour views, a tennis court and a pool. The couple currently lives in Bronte and are expecting their third child in April.