Linc Energy's Peter Bond lists Redfern post office premises

Linc Energy's Peter Bond lists Redfern post office premises
Linc Energy's Peter Bond lists Redfern post office premises

Peter Bond, the chief executive of gas company Linc Energy, has listed the Redfern post office premises.

The Business Review Weekly rich lister bought it in mid-2011 when the former post office commercial premises at 113-119 Redfern Street were sold by spruiker Max Markson for $2,125,000.

The building, which has a clock tower and bell, last sold through agents Paul Ephron and Ben Forsyth. Markson had bought it from Sorin Dascalu & Associates in 2006 for $1.9 million.

The former Redfern Post Office, in Redfern, NSW, was built in 1882. It has a two-storey Victorian Italianate building plus a dominant four-and-half-storey corner clock tower. The post office included a telegraph office, parlour, drawing room, three bedrooms, kitchen, a servant’s room, bathroom, scullery, washhouse, fuel shed and two stall stables.

In 1880, £3000 was provided for the erection of the Redfern post office, and then the Public Works added a clock tower for an estimated extra £700.

The building has 480 square metres of internal space on its 330-square-metre Redfern Street block. 

It has been listed for June 26 auction through McGrath agents James Dack and Chris Chung who don't give any leasing details in the marketing.

One of the largest property sales since was an 1891 heritage building, the Redfern Electric Light Station with 1042 square metres of space.

The grand neoclassical Renwick Street building, the former home of Rolling Stone magazine was briefly converted into the chic showrooms of antiques dealer Martyn Cook and the interior designer Thomas Hamel.

They sold in mid-2013 to publicist Sue Cato of Cato Counsel for $4.5 million having bought it unrenovated for $2.865 million in 2010.


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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