Internationally acclaimed author David Malouf sells Chippendale terrace

Internationally acclaimed author David Malouf sells Chippendale terrace
Internationally acclaimed author David Malouf sells Chippendale terrace

David Malouf, the internationally acclaimed author, has sold his long held Chippendale terrace before its weekend auction.

The Myrtle Street home, marketed as the matriarch of the street due to its rare six metre wide presence, sold after it spent 19 days on the market.

It's expected to have fetched around $2.2 million, some profit for the home that cost $175,000 in 1985.

Internationally acclaimed author David Malouf sells Chippendale terrace

Malouf bought the home the same year he published his memoirs, 12 Edmondstone Street.

The three level terrace behind an updated facade has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The formal dining, living area and timber topped kitchen open to a rear leafy courtyard.

Internationally acclaimed author David Malouf sells Chippendale terrace

LJ Hooker Newtown agents Nick Moraitis and Edward Burns sold the home.

The Brisbane born and bred writer graduated from the University of Queensland in 1955. His first novel, Johnno (1975), is the semi-autobiographical tale.

He who received the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature last year.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

 

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