PHOTO: John Angius has returned the family home to the market five months after he bought it for $6 million. Photo:

A South Coogee mansion that has stood at the centre of a multimillion-dollar family legal dispute has been returned to the market by the family patriarch with price hopes up to $2 million higher than it sold for in June.

The extraordinary battle over the grand four-bedroom residence goes back to early 2012 when Laura Angius was found dead  in a pool of blood at the bottom of the home’s central staircase after she apparently slipped and hit her head. The court cases that followed revealed a fractured family at odds over who would be the beneficiary of her   multimillion-dollar estate.