Greg Hargrave sells South Yarra trophy home, Wavendon

Greg Hargrave sells South Yarra trophy home, Wavendon
Greg Hargrave sells South Yarra trophy home, Wavendon

Historic Wavendon at 100 Walsh Street, South Yarra has been sold for around $18 million.

But the official selling price and buyer have yet to emerge.

It has had a who's who of former owners including film director Fred Schepisi and golfing champion Peter Thomson. The property has also been home to former CRA Ltd managing director Sir Roderick Carnegie and businessman Robert Kirby.

A purchaser’s caveat has been lodged on its title by a recently established nominee company, Lansell Nominees through the Malvern accountancy firm, Ibbotson & Moscatelli. There are no details on its beneficial owner.

Greg Hargrave of the Skilled Group listed last May the grand gothic mansion at 100 Walsh Street reportedly came with hefty price expectations

The Age suggested Wavendon came with $24 million record setting prospects, though these were never confirmed by the listing agency. Later $18 million plus was being suggested, according to CoreLogic RP Data. 

The land at 100 Walsh St was first occupied in 1845 by Baron von Mueller, the German-Australian physician and botanist who designed the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens.

The five bedroom 1888 mansion is surrounded by lush subtropical gardens, with a tennis court and a pool.

Businessman Greg Hargrave, of the Skilled Group, bought the tri-level Walsh Street home from Schepisi in November 2006 for $11,250,000 in an off-market deal.

Its subsequent contemporary renovation was undertaken by the designer Don McQualter, of Sydney-based firm Meacham Nockles McQualter.

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