Canada sells its Vaucluse, Sydney residence with lighthouse

Canada sells its Vaucluse, Sydney residence with lighthouse
Canada sells its Vaucluse, Sydney residence with lighthouse

Canada has sold its consul-general’s ­residence in pricey Vaucluse, the one with the heritage-listed light beacon dating back to the 1880s in its front yard. 

More than $9.5 million was the initial price tag, then selling agents, the French Canadian Jeannine Yates and Ray White Double Bay colleague Elliott Placks were telling buyers more than $10 million.

It sold to a local young family. 

Canada’s consul-general’s residence on Wentworth Road was bought back in the mid-1960s for £35,000. It comes with a maple leaf in the tiled pool. 

It was listed after the Canadian government ruled that official expats must downsize. 

The six-bedroom 1920 house on 1800 sqm at 12 Wentworth Road has been home to consul-general Mario Ste-Marie and his family since 2011. 

The Vaucluse Bay range rear light is the active lighthouse is one of four lighthouses designed by architect Maurice Festu in a style now sometimes called "Disney Castle", the others being Grotto Point Light, Parriwi Head Light and Vaucluse Bay Range Front Light.

The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation. 

This article was first published in the Sunday 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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