John Hewson buys back in the Southern Highlands

John Hewson buys back in the Southern Highlands
John Hewson buys back in the Southern Highlands

The businessman, commentator and former Federal Opposition leader John Hewson and wife Jessica have downsized in the Southern Highlands.

This time last year the couple finally sold Invergworie, their historic nine hectare Exeter estate (below).

They initially sought $11 million for the grand home in 2010.

John Hewson buys back in the Southern Highlands

Over summer Jessica quietly picked up a 1980s Bowral home, spending $1,815,000 on the 8,010 sqm estate (pictured main).

It has been their recent rental.

The four bedroom home last traded for $1.06 million in 2015 when it was known as Crecy.

It has formal lounge and dining rooms as well as an open plan family room that leads to the paved terrace around the home which sits at the end of a long driveway.

It's a downsize for the couple given the sheer size of their former Southern Highlands home Invergowrie.

The trophy estate was built in the 1930s for the BHP industrialist Sir Cecil Hoskins, with an extensive 2009 refurbishment to the seven bedroom house that has its own library, ballroom, studies and billiard room.

The nine hectare grounds have Paul Sorensen gardens with tennis court, bocce pit, swimming pool, croquet lawn, orchard, vegetable gardens, a Japanese garden with waterfall, aviary and three guest houses.

Designed by architect Geoffrey Loveridge, Invergowie replaced Headlands, which had been owned by the Yates seed family.

 

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