Yarranabbe, Darling Point sold after 52 years ownership

Yarranabbe, Darling Point sold after 52 years ownership
Yarranabbe, Darling Point sold after 52 years ownership

The Crane family have sold their Darling Point home Yarranabbe after 52 years’ ownership. Offers above $14 million were being sought for the home with a history dating back to convict times.

It was last sold in 1966 by ­Rupert Murdoch, the then Daily Mirror publisher, for $100,000 to the mining company director David Crane, whose widow Sonia listed the home last month.

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom property with a pool was owned by the then newspaper publisher for five years, during which he launched the The Australian in 1964.

Yarranabbe, Darling Point sold after 52 years ownership

It was the retailing family Sir John and Lady Walton who sold to Murdoch in early 1961 for £55,000.

The Waltons had subdivided the parcel, building a new home on what was the harbour-edge tennis court.

The three-level property was marketed as Victorian with a twist of Mediterranean.

This article first appeared in The Sunday Telegraph. 

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