Grand 1901 Wahroonga manor Malto Ende listed for first time in a generation

Grand 1901 Wahroonga manor Malto Ende listed for first time in a generation
Grand 1901 Wahroonga manor Malto Ende listed for first time in a generation

Wahroonga on Sydney's north shore is well known for its grand homes.

Malto Ende, the 1901 manor built for public servant Alfred Newmarch, remains listed for the first time in a generation.

Newmarch, who paid 240 pounds for the block, was the son of the late Major Henry Newmarch, of the Bombay Staff Corps.

For many years he held the position of accountant in the Master in Equity's Department, Sydney.

Newmarch purchased the then acre block from a syndicate of parliamentarians: John Fitzgerald Burns, the former postmaster-general, George Withers and Robert Burdett Smith.

In 1910 Malto Ende, translated to remote land, became the boarding house for Eldinhope School for Girls, run by the Hooke sisters.

It sold in 1918 to mining geologist Chas G Gibson and wife Hilda for 3000 pounds.

In 1949 the property became part of the Knox Grammar School estate after it sold for 4850 pounds. It was divided into flats for housing staff.

The last time the home traded was in 1993 when it was bought by investment banker Ian Maxton and his wife Susan.

They paid $1.03 million for the home since renovated in keeping with its Federation pedigree.

Set within 2,600 square metre lush gardens, with pool and tennis court, Chadwick Real Estate agents Lynette Malcolm and William Zhang who initially had $8.8 million guide, and then sought $7.8 million.

The family room with original wood fireplace and soaring high timber-clad ceilings opens through French doors to a sandstone alfresco terrace.

A music room adjoins the formal lounge.

There are five upstairs bedrooms. The master has a private balcony, walk in wardrobes and a limestone ensuite.

One of the bedrooms has an adjoining home office.

There's a guest wing with a bedroom living space and an art studio.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian.

Jonathan Chancellor

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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