Killara home of Ethel Turner sold

Killara home of Ethel Turner sold
Killara home of Ethel Turner sold

The Killara home of one of Australia’s most famous children’s authors, Ethel Turner, has been sold.

The 1 Werona Avenue property sold “in the mid-$5 millions”.

Woodlands was formerly known as Inglewood.

It was where Turner wrote Seven Little Australians, earning the property its State Heritage listing.

The vendors Peter and Carol Himmelhoch had invested time in consulting with the State Heritage Register and Ku-ring-gai Council about upgrading the heritage property.

“There’s no ghost in it, everyone asks me that question,” she told the local paper.

Killara home of Ethel Turner sold

The renovation project of the 2113-sqm property, built circa 1884, was undertaken over three years.

More than 500 sqm was added to the house, a swimming pool was installed and the tennis court was reinstated with a modern hard surface.

Woodlands will be the new home of an out-of-area family

Seven Little Australians has been in print continuously for more than a century, selling more than two million copies in English and has been translated into 11 languages.

In the book’s first year of publication, it earned Turner £5000.



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