Longueville's historic 1890s Carrum Carrum villa sold

Longueville's historic 1890s Carrum Carrum villa sold
Longueville's historic 1890s Carrum Carrum villa sold

Carrum Carrum, the 1890s villa at Longueville, has been sold reputedly for a touch over $5 million.

The 2,604 square metre holding was listed for sale in 2012 for $7 million, then relisted earlier this year at $6 million-plus in February. Then on its June auction countdown there was $4.95 million plus guidance.

It last traded in 1991 for $925,000 when entrepreneur John Bradley and his wife, Patricia, bought the rundown boarding house.

The block adjoining the battle axe block was bought for $1.22 million in 2001 to reinstate the garden.

It was marketed as one of the lower north shore's finest Victorian-era mansions, having been built in 1890 for James and Alice Macken, nee Foy.

The original house, with stables for six horses and a garage, cost £4,000.

The name Carrum Carrum came from a Melbourne swamp.

The official sale price hasn't been revealed but Title Tattle gleans it was not as much as Fairlie, a grand 1896 Federation mansion sold recently for around $5.6 million through McGrath's Beth and Michael Ferguson.

Built in 1896 by surveyor and inventor Fairlie Tronson, the 2,600 square metre riverfront estate last traded in 1952 when it was bought by the late William Ryan, a senior surgeon at the Mater Hospital.

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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