1920s BJ Waterhouse Manly trophy home listed

1920s BJ Waterhouse Manly trophy home listed
1920s BJ Waterhouse Manly trophy home listed

Gary Flowers, best known from his time when headed the Australian Rugby Union, and his wife Carol are selling their long-held Mediterranean villa in Manly.

Positioned on a prized 1390 sqm double block, the 1920s BJ Waterhouse designed home has been their home for more than two decades. 

It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and expansive living spaces which spill out onto the outdoor entraining areas.

A championship-size floodlit tennis court and swimming pool with poolside cabana make up the landmark estate which has only had the two owners in the past five decades.

Belle Property agent Steve Thomas has the trophy home offering which comes with $10 million sale hoopes.

Flowers was the CEO of the Australian Rugby Union between 2003 and 2007 who went on to become a senior executive who helped steer the Mirvac Property Development Group through the global financial crisis.

He retains roles in the sporting world sitting on the Sydney Sixers advisory board and is the chairman of North Harbour Rays, a rugby union club in the NRC.

Flowers became chairman at the NSW Institute of Sport in August last year.

The last big sale in Manly was in March when Seven chief Tim Worner and wife Katrina upgraded onto the beach reserve strip, splashing out on a $9.5 million oceanfront.

The Worner's secured their purchase off-market from Ross Lane, whose family founded the Oroton fashion group. It had traded at $8 million in 2010.

Worner then sold his long-held turned redundant family home across the road for around $6.6 million a month later.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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