Gothic Revival Atherfield, Darling Point listing

Gothic Revival Atherfield, Darling Point listing
Gothic Revival Atherfield, Darling Point listing

Atherfield, the 1870 Darling Point residence has been listed for sale through Christie's International with more than $15 million being sought. 

The five-bedroom Gothic Revival trophy home was first occupied by the Willis family, with an 1880s sketch by James Willis hanging in the Eastbourne Road home. 

With harbour views from its 1150sqm grounds, it was last sold by Di O'Neal, the widow of the late St George Bank chief Ed O'Neal in 2002 to company director Tony Froggart for $6 million. 

Atherfield is just a few doors away from the villa of fund manager Charlie Aitken and wife Ellie who are currently selling through Martin Ross at Black Diamondz Property with $14 million expectations. 

It was 2008 when the couple bought the Mediterranean-style property for $6.95 million from William Penfold, the last of the family members to head the country's oldest stationery company, WC Penfold. 

The Aitken's house, now with Thomas Hamel interiors, sits in gardens deigned by Paul Bangay.

The Froggart's, Tony and Christine, spent $8 million on a Gazebo, Elizabeth Bay whole floor apartment last year.

The five-bedroom Gothic Revival Eastbourne Road property was sold in 2002 when Tony Froggart was heading the UK brewery, Scottish & Newcastle, pubs division. He then served as chief of Heineken UK Limited from May 2003 to November  2007 when he returned to Australia. Froggatt, who holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Queen Mary College, London and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York, serves on the boards of Axa Australia and Brambles Ltd. 

It been home to who's who of leading businessmen including David Voss.

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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