Somers beachfront steeped in book publishing history sells

Somers beachfront steeped in book publishing history sells
Somers beachfront steeped in book publishing history sells

Steeped in book publishing history, the Lane family's Somers beachfront estate on the Mornington Peninsula has been sold.

Around $3.3 million was secured through Jellis Craig agent Iain Carmichael in conjunction with Kay & Burton who had passed in at April auction on a $3.4 million vendor bid.

The seven bedroom home was listed by Elizabeth Lane, research author and daughter of Penguin Books co-founder Richard Lane.

Originally purchased by the Lane family in the early 1980's, the family commissioned Young, Lehmann Architect to design their early 1990s house on the sand dune landscape amid David Wood landscaped gardens complete with tennis court.

Ms Lane has maintained thousands of Penguin books - with their bright orange spine - which she intends to gift to the University of Melbourne library. 

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian Mansion Australia property section.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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