Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing
Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

Redleaf, the Wahroonga residence built for W. G. Parish, is set to be listed this autumn with $10 million hopes by the Moran heathcare family matriarch Greta.

It was the family’s first major home restoration in a portfolio that includes Darling Point’s Swifts, Camden’s Studley Park and Paddington’s Juniper Hall.

The grand 1899 Howard Joseland-designed residence is set on close to 5000 square metres in the Federation arts and crafts style.


Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

It was built for solicitor Walter Parish of the Sydney legal firm Parish Patience and McIntyre on what was known as Lane Cover Road.
 
It was left to the Sisters of Mercy in 1948 by Violet Yuille, widow of the Dr Alan Yuille.
 

Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

Greta and Doug Moran paid the church $38,400 for the property in 1967.
 
They returned it to a single-family home with 10 bedrooms for their seven children Kerry, Linda, Peter, Shane, Barbara, Brendan (deceased) and Mark.

Heritage architect Clive Lucas undertook its 1999 award-winning restoration.


Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

The 1899 design was avant-garde in its time.

The house is now rare for the high integrity of its interiors, particularly the living area and the kitchen wing, prominent flying gables with half-timbered effects, over projecting bay windows with leadlight casements and arched porch with stone trim.

Moran family's Redleaf, Wahroonga set for autumn listing

The photos located above are from the book, Our Beautiful Homes N.S.W., edited and introduced by Michael Cannon.

As said in the book "Barristers and solicitors were well represented as owners of houses in the new architectural styles." 

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