$820,000 Wintergarden, Kings Cross apartment sale in original condition

$820,000 Wintergarden, Kings Cross apartment sale in original condition
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 7, 2020

The Kings Cross unit of the late Chinese acupuncturist and herbalist Anthony Hung-Hoi has been sold at $820,000.

Bidding at the Ray White Elizabeth Bay auction opened at $700,000 with 14 registered bidders after 5985 internet property views.

The 28/57 Darlinghurst Road unit in the 1922 Wintergarden building came with a price guide of $680,000. 

Since the 1950s, Hung-Hoi was a well known figure in the Kings Cross area after fleeing from China as a refugee during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

$820,000 Wintergarden, Kings Cross apartment sale in original condition


He was also the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association for 20 years and an accomplished artist and singer. 

Hung-Hoi was the longest residing resident in Wintergarden, where he had both his unit and a separate clinic.

Hung-Hoi’s clinic, which he sold more than 10 years ago, is still an acupuncturist practice. 

It was sold under instructions of the estate executor John Halkett.

Hung-Hoi's patients included Kerry Packer.

“He had the status of professor in China but also ran classes on Chinese medicine in Australia," Halkett said.

He bought unit 28 as a residence and unit 22 for his practice.

It sits on the north east corner of the seventh level in the 1920s Wintergarden block of 36 units.

The two bedroom, 60 sqm apartment with study nook has been untouched.

The building was  designed in the Chicago style skyscraper by John Burcham Clamp.

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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