Matthew Quinn and wife Julie buy historic Berry, Mananga Homestead,

Matthew Quinn and wife Julie buy historic Berry, Mananga Homestead,
Matthew Quinn and wife Julie buy historic Berry, Mananga Homestead,

Former Stockland boss Matthew Quinn and wife Julie have completed their property re-shuffling, having settled on a historic homestead at Berry.

The couple been buying and selling at Kirribilli and recently sold their former Berry home to upgrade.

They've settled on Mananga Homestead, the 1890s property which has a history stretching back to the times of agriculturist David Berry, the suburb's namesake.

It had been ran as a successful bed and breakfast accomodation before the purchase. Over the years it has also lent itself to holiday letting and has been used as a family home.

Overlooking the farms and hills of the South Coast, Mananga has seven bedrooms. There is a country kitchen.

It has been restored since it last traded for $1.25 million in 2003, but maintains some of its original features such as its high ceilings, ornate cornices, hardwood flooring and fireplaces.

A wide wrap around verandah with undercover entertaining area overlooks water features, the manicured lawns and established gardens.

The original dairy with rustic hand hewn timbers, a silo and horse paddocks sits on the near two hectare parcel.

Carrie Bond at South Coast Prestige Properties Kiama sold the home in just 26 days.

The Quinn's recently flipped their Kirribilli townhouse for $3.45 million, having bought it just 15 months earlier for $2.6 million.

They were downsizing at the time, having sold their former Kirribilli home for $7.2 million.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.





Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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