Brighton's John Horbury Hunt Spurling House sold

Brighton's John Horbury Hunt Spurling House sold
Brighton's John Horbury Hunt Spurling House sold

Brighton's 1888 Spurling House, the only known Victorian property designed by the Sydney architect John Horbury Hunt, has been sold.

The American-style property at 38 Black Street fetched $2.4 million. It last traded at $180,000 in 1981.

It is in the heart of Middle Brighton on a 1,000 square metre block, originally known as Purno when built in 1888 by the Canadian-born architect who was commissioned by Miss Spurling.

The three-bedroom plus study property features distinctive brickwork and shingle-cladding characteristic of Hunt's work.

Peter Kennett of hockingstuart had expected $2.4 million plus.

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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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