High Court judge lists Redfern colonial home

High Court judge lists Redfern colonial home
High Court judge lists Redfern colonial home

Virginia Bell, the High Court judge, has listed her Redfern home.

Over $2.4 million is sought for the timeless Georgian cottage, built in 1850 as part of surgeon William Redfern's original estate.

Occupying a 277sqm block on Pitt Street, the 1850s gem has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

In 1997 she was close to selling, but it was passed in at $636,000 through L.J. Hooker agent Menelo Migdalias.

Bell has McGrath agent Ben Forsyth taking it to August 1 auction.

It traded at $81,000 in 1984. Title Tattle seems to recall Water Rats actor Peter Bensley then had a stake in the colonial sandstone.

Having begun her legal career in 1978 at the newly established Redfern Legal Centre, Justice Bell replaced Justice Kirby in 2008, who had served the High Court for 13 years.

Colonial Dr. Redfern’s mansion at the far end of Pitt Street was demolished by the State Government in the 1950s.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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