A manor fit for a rock god: Inside the $30million mansion where AC/DC's Malcolm Young escaped fame - and neighbours say they only knew he was there when they heard him pump out chords on his guitar

  • AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young's neighbours reveal what it was like living near his mansion in Balmain, Sydney
  • His neighbours said thew rock star was 'hardly ever there' but would stay at the house over Christmas?
  • He would spend time 'jamming' in his attic studio when he was at the house and let neighbours use his pool

Young, pictured, died on November 18 - his family stayed in the Balmain home before his funeral

Young, pictured, died on November 18 - his family stayed in the Balmain home before his funeral

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young didn't bring the chaos that comes with rock and roll home with him - in fact he lived a quiet life, his neighbours said.

The only time they got a glimpse into his professional life was when he would belt out music from the attic-based studio of his Balmain East home, in Sydney's inner west.

Young, who was laid to rest on Tuesday after a three-year battle with dementia considered the home as a place to escape his celebrity life.

Young, who was a co-founder of AC/DC, was known as one of the greatest guitarists on earth.?

As Young's family prepared to say goodbye to the world-famous rhythm guitarist on Tuesday, his neighbours looked back at memories of having the rock god next door, and recalled his generous offer to let them use his swimming pool if they wished.

'It wasn't what you would expect - he didn't have wild parties - and most of the time you only knew he was home if you heard him jamming in his studio,' one neighbour told Daily Mail Australia.?

'When we did see him or Angus up on the verandah there it would be a bit of a novelty, Malcolm mostly came at Christmas time - he would spend a few weeks.'?

AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young had a home in Balmain, Sydney - but according to neighbours the rock star didn't bring home any chaos

AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young had a home in Balmain, Sydney - but according to neighbours the rock star didn't bring home any chaos

The huge sandstone mansion is estimated to be worth $30million - and has a pool and lavish gardens

The huge sandstone mansion is estimated to be worth $30million - and has a pool and lavish gardens

A tall sandstone wall keeps the home private - tall trees line the walls adding another layer of security

A tall sandstone wall keeps the home private - tall trees line the walls adding another layer of security

The home has a studio in the attic according to neighbours who would hear him 'jamming' ?when he was home

The home has a studio in the attic according to neighbours who would hear him 'jamming' ?when he was home

The huge mansion is surrounded by a 12-foot sandstone fence - with security fencing and an imposing wrap-around verandah on the second floor.

The home is believed to be worth around $30million, according to local real estate agents, and takes up a huge block set back one street from the water.?

Neighbour say it was 'always nice' when music could be heard coming from the 'studio in the sky' which looked over Sydney Harbour.?

'The last time was a while ago now – but it was a really heavy rift – they were always very good.'?

The entire home is surrounded by landscaped gardens with trees providing even more privacy than the impenetrable fences.?

But neighbour said the family wasn't reclusive, but they were quiet and kept to themselves.?

'They would say hello, he was just a normal person, you would see him in the street or heading into town,' one woman said.

An outside kitchen, pictured, is one of the reasons the home would make a perfect entertainer's house, neighbours said

An outside kitchen, pictured, is one of the reasons the home would make a perfect entertainer's house, neighbours said

The huge mansion is surrounded by a 12-foot sandstone fence - with security fencing and an imposing wrap-around verandah on the second floor

The huge mansion is surrounded by a 12-foot sandstone fence - with security fencing and an imposing wrap-around verandah on the second floor

MALCOLM YOUNG'S BALMAIN MANSION?

Purchased for $872,000 in 1982 it is now estimated to be worth $30million

The house sits on 2000 square metres of prime land in Balmain East

The mansion includes a studio in the attic, a Jacuzzi, pool, outside kitchen and lavish gardens

Three garage doors give vehicle access into the property from the street

The house also has a camera on the roof which is believed to provide a live stream of the harbour inside?

Malcolm Young Passed away aged 64?

'They would have neighbours over sometimes – let them use the pool and the outside entertaining area that they weren't putting to use.'?

The home boasts a swimming pool, jacuzzi area and outside kitchen – perfect for entertaining.?

It once had a tennis court as well but that was replaced with more gardens 'a few years ago'.?

Despite not living in the home full-time the AC/DC legend kept it up to scratch.?

When we moved in here 20 years ago he was doing major renovations.

'There were trucks here every day for a few years fixing up the place,' a neighbour said.

The newest addition to the home, according to the neighbour, is a security camera pointed toward the harbour.

'It is there so he can have a live stream of the harbour in his loungeroom,' he said.?

'The view would be spectacular from the roof - I mean if you can see the house from the harbour bridge imagine what the camera would pick up.'

It once had a tennis court as well but that was replaced with more gardens 'a few years ago' because it wasn't being used

It once had a tennis court as well but that was replaced with more gardens 'a few years ago' because it wasn't being used

The home boasts a swimming pool, jacuzzi area and outside kitchen – perfect for entertaining, neighbours said

The home boasts a swimming pool, jacuzzi area and outside kitchen – perfect for entertaining, neighbours said

'When we moved in here 20 years ago he was doing major renovations, there was a truck here every day for years,' a neighbour said

'When we moved in here 20 years ago he was doing major renovations, there was a truck here every day for years,' a neighbour said

The home is surrounded by gardens - like this one at the front of the property which separates the entrance area with the lawn

The home is surrounded by gardens - like this one at the front of the property which separates the entrance area with the lawn

The gardens are well-looked after according to neighbours who say maintenance people look after the property

The gardens are well-looked after according to neighbours who say maintenance people look after the property

'The view would be spectacular from the roof - I mean if you can see the house from the harbour bridge imagine what the camera would pick up.'

'The view would be spectacular from the roof - I mean if you can see the house from the harbour bridge imagine what the camera would pick up.'

'The view would be spectacular from the roof - I mean if you can see the house from the harbour bridge imagine what the camera would pick up.'

'The view would be spectacular from the roof - I mean if you can see the house from the harbour bridge imagine what the camera would pick up.'

The home was also believed to have been renovated in the '50s or 60s' and had a 'remarkable' history according to one neighbour.

'It was originally a one-storey home – the second storey and verandah were added later.

'A well-known scientist owned it then – and it has a link to a well-known murder the Bogle-Chandler murder,' neighbour said.

Dr Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler were murdered on New Year's Day in 1963 – in the hours before their deaths they had been partying in the old home.

'They didn't die there but they were certainly there that night.'?

Neighbours believe the property is predominately home for Young's son Ross. On Tuesday, before Young's funeral at St Mary's Cathedral, family met at the house.

By 10.30am cars had arrived to pick them up and take them to the service.??

The home was also believed to have been renovated in the '50s or 60s' and had a 'remarkable' history according to one neighbour

The home was also believed to have been renovated in the '50s or 60s' and had a 'remarkable' history according to one neighbour

'It was originally a one-storey home – the second storey and verandah were added later - in the 50s or 60s neighbours said

'It was originally a one-storey home – the second storey and verandah were added later - in the 50s or 60s neighbours said

The home is on a quiet street in Balmain, pictured, and overlooks the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The home is on a quiet street in Balmain, pictured, and overlooks the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Neighbours believe the property is predominately home for Young's son Ross who they say is often there

Neighbours believe the property is predominately home for Young's son Ross who they say is often there

The newest addition to the home, according to the neighbour, is a security camera pointed toward the harbour?

The newest addition to the home, according to the neighbour, is a security camera pointed toward the harbour?

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