Vaucluse lighthouse cottage leasehold sold to Chinese buyers

Vaucluse lighthouse cottage leasehold sold to Chinese buyers
Vaucluse lighthouse cottage leasehold sold to Chinese buyers

The Nanshan Group's co-founder son Song Jianmin has paid $7.5 million for the Keepers Cottage at 15 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse during the Golden Week festival. 

The leasehold sandstone historic cottage is set on 2600sq m of land was built in 1881 by James Barnett as the Keeper's residence of the adjacent 1818 Macquarie Lighthouse.

It sold pre-auction.

It has been updated by architect Clive Lucas. 

Leasehold owners, Carmen and Steve Davidson sold the property. The couple bought the property in 2002 for $2.52 million.

The first owner was neurosurgeon John Matheson and his wife Eve.

It is occupied on a federal government 125-year lease. 

Song Jianmin's father is one of China's richest men, Song Suowen worth $US2.5 billion. 

The Songs' company, Nanshan own the five-star Pullman Sydney Airport hotel for $84 million. 

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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