Shane Moran to open Millers Point aged care home

Shane Moran to open Millers Point aged care home
Shane Moran to open Millers Point aged care home

Shane Moran, of the Moran health care family, is the mystery buyer of Darling House, the priciest cottage yet sold in the NSW Government's Millers Point sell-off.

He paid $7.7 million for the 1840's Georgian Regency property which was previously an low income aged care facility. He now plans a boutique low care aged care enterprise.

It's no great surprise as the visionary Moran family have a very long association with heritage buildings across Sydney.

The property was marketed with the possibility to be turned into a grand family home, but Moran is intent on re-establishing its previous use.

But with an intimate club-like 10 rooms, it will be aimed squarely at wealthy retirees whose middle aged children likely work and live in the city proximity.

Set back from the street on 759 sqm, the standalone sandstone house offers ten bedrooms, ten ensuite bathrooms and picturesque gardens in a quiet enclave.

It's a little less grand that where Shane calls home. That's Swifts, the 56 room neo-Gothic castlelated mansion in Darling Point.

Darling House, formerly known as the Rocks Cottage Type Hospital, was sold by Richard Shalhoub of McGrath in conjunction with Shayne Harris from Savills.

The transformation of the suburb is set to make Millers Point a very special part of the city.

Darling House was first owned by local businessman Joseph Farris whose early tenants including surgeon, Leopold Sachs. 

The Sydney Harbour Trust took over the property in 1901.

This article was first published in the Daily Telegraph.

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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