Windy Dropdown, Curl Curl North sells

Windy Dropdown, Curl Curl North sells
Windy Dropdown, Curl Curl North sells

The 1949 house Windy Dropdown on the Curl Curl North headland has been sold for $5.85 million to the Olde family.

The Molong Street house, enlarged since it was built, was the first post-war commission by architect Sydney Ancher.

Featured in Sydney Architecture, Graham Jahn's guide to 300 houses of merit, it was only built for the Farley family after much controversy.

Its flat-roof design was rejected by Warringah Council but approved in a Land and Valuation Court case that triggered the evolution of the Modern Movement.

The former rugby league player turned property developer Phil Franks got permission for the adjoining eight-house estate after paying $4.8 million in 1997 to the Farley family.

The barrister Geoffrey Nicholson who bought Windy Dropdown for $1.6 million in 1998 selling it to the Dickinson family at $5.5 million in 2010.  

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

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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