Mid century clifftop Sorrento shack sold for $10 million

Mid century clifftop Sorrento shack sold for $10 million
Mid century clifftop Sorrento shack sold for $10 million

Thalatta, a 1400sqm clifftop block with a 1950s shack in Sorrento, has sold for just below its $10 million asking price.

The weatherboard house had been a holiday home for the Langford family for more than seven decades.

It was offered by Liz Jensen and Gerald Delany from Kay & Burton Portsea.

Located at 10 Netley Avenue, the original family home comprises of three bedrooms, bunk room, open plan living with fireplace and verandah with sea and coastal views. 

Mid century clifftop Sorrento shack sold for  million

It has been tightly held since the early 1950s.

It's within an easy walk to Point King Beach, the Sorrento township and many attractions including Sorrento Golf Club. 

The expressions of interest campaign closed on February 12 and the property sold February 14, The Herald Sun reported.

“There were six parties interested and four put in bids in a silent auction,” said Jensen.

Mid century clifftop Sorrento shack sold for  million 

The family is descended from Clements Langford, a noted master builder and philanthropist.

He who was involved in the construction of the spires of St Paul’s Cathedral in the city.

Clements Langford was born on 25 March 1853 at Portsea, Hampshire, England.

The family arrived in Tasmania in 1864 and moved to Melbourne in 1868.

After working with auctioneers Beauchamp & Rock, Clements was apprenticed to the builder in 1869.

From 1887 he had a holiday house at Sorrento.

Langford undertook an eclectic range of contracts including the Bryant & May factory, Hoyts' Theatre in Bourke Street, the Myer Emporium and the Herald Building.

He died on 6 February 1930 at Sorrento with his wife and five sons and three daughters of his first marriage survived him, inheriting an estate sworn for probate at £181,632.


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