Westridge House, one of Canberra's oldest homes, hits the market

Westridge House, one of Canberra's oldest homes, hits the market
Westridge House, one of Canberra's oldest homes, hits the market

Canberra's iconic Westridge House in Yarralumla, one of the capital's oldest homes, has been listed for sale.

The property dates back to 1928 when Harold Desbrowe-Annear designed it for Charles Lane-Poole, the founding principal of the Australian Forestry School.

In 1975, federal agency CSIRO became the new tenant of the community-zoned mansion and it was used as the residence for the chief officer.

Westridge House had been in government hands since its construction before it sold for $3.2 million at auction in late 2010.

The buyer was Dr Vincent John Adams Flynn, an heir to the Tattersalls gambling fortune, who died last year.

The expansive two hectare grounds back on to Royal Canberra Golf Course.

Westridge House, one of Canberra's oldest homes, hits the market

A 50 sqm reception room with antique fireplace, solid timber floors and high ceilings open onto a sandstone terrace.

There's five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two sitting rooms.

Peter Blackshaw Real Estate agent Mario Sanfrancesco is marketing the home for a November 26 auction.

This article was first published in The Weekend Australian property section.

 

  

 

 

 

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