Northwood home of the late artist Lloyd Rees sells at auction

Northwood home of the late artist Lloyd Rees sells at auction
Northwood home of the late artist Lloyd Rees sells at auction

The longtime Northwood home of late Australian artist Lloyd Rees headlined weekend auctions. 

There were six registered bidders, but in the end only two took part.

Bidding opened at $2 million with it knocked down at $2.46 million to an inner west couple expecting their first child.

The rustic studio below the three-bedroom home remained untouched following his 1988 death until the Art ­Gallery of NSW removed the art studio’s ­contents. The gallery had 800 of his works.

The home was offered for sale by Rees’ Hobart-based son Alan Rees and wife Jan.

Northwood home of the late artist Lloyd Rees sells at auction

There had been $2.2 million price guidance from McGrath agent Brent Courtney.

Having travelled to Eur­ope in the 1920s, Rees bought the Cliff Rd building block in 1934 for £300, then had the Italianate villa-style home constructed.

Rees had bought the Cliff Road block in 1934 for £300, and designed the Italianate villa-style house as his family home.

Rees and his wife Marjory lived there until 1986 when they moved to Tasmania. Marjory died soon after and Lloyd died two years later.

The property is registered for its historic significance with Lane Cove Council.

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