Kew's Grange House sold by Evan Thornley and Tracey Ellery

Kew's Grange House sold by Evan Thornley and Tracey Ellery
Kew's Grange House sold by Evan Thornley and Tracey Ellery

Grange House, the 2,653 square metre Edwardian Kew property, has been sold by entrepreneurial former politician Evan Thornley and wife, Tracey Ellery.

There were initial $8 million plus hopes for the house during the marketing campaign, which were revised up to between $9 million and $10 million.

No sale price has been revealed, but Property Observer would suggest given it sold in the week before offers were formally due to close that it ought have broken through the $10 million barrier.

It was bought in 2007 for $6.6 million.

It comes with interiors by Hecker Phelan Guthrie.

Four of its six bedrooms have marble ensuite bathrooms.

There is a two-way open fire place between the informal living room and the dining room.

Kay & Burton agent Gowan Stubbings recently advised in The Saturday Age he had more than 60 groups through an open for inspection. Stubbings had the offering with colleague Sam Wilkinson.

Marshall White Hawthorn’s Dave Oster and James Tostevin were the conjunctional agents on 19 Grange Road.

Offers were officially due to close tomorrow.

It was marketed as "arguably one of the finest homes in the area". It is set within what agents call "the Sackville ward" - the blue-ribbon pocket in the leafy eastern suburb.

It features a tessellated tile verandah leading to wide entrance hall with Oak floors flowing to the rear of the home where Italian travertine floors and glass walls highlight the contemporary living areas.

It comes with northern and western courtyards plus a huge garden with 25 metre lap pool and alfresco dining areas.

Thornley and Ellery founded the internet search company LookSmart in 1995.

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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