Buckingham Palace restorer sells Highfield Manor, Coomba Bay

Buckingham Palace restorer sells Highfield Manor, Coomba Bay
Buckingham Palace restorer sells Highfield Manor, Coomba Bay

Brian Cotterill, who once helped restore the Queen's Buckingham Palace in London, has sold Highfield Manor, his majestic Coomba Bay home.

It was while he was chief at Contrad Construction in London that he undertook the restoration of Buckingham Palace in the early 1990s.

The scaffolding had to be removed every time Queen Elizabeth returned to the residence.

He also worked on King Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace.

Brian and wife Jenny settled in the Great Lakes area in 1997, spending $165,000 on an 11 hectare parcel about 300 kilometres north of Sydney

They added the neighbouring 11 hectare parcel for $90,000 in 2001 and went about building Highfield Manor.

They built the colonial style home using local sandstone and hardwood timbers.

Comprising five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home features a study, fitted library, air conditioned wine cellar and an infinity edge pool 

The home sits amid gardens, an orchard and over eight kilometres of walking trails.

It had a price guide of $1,695,000 having initially been listed at $1,795,000 with Mark Currie and Dominique Vasers at Pacific Palms Real Estate.

This article first appeared 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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