Peppermint Grove home set to shatter price record

Peppermint Grove home set to shatter price record
Peppermint Grove home set to shatter price record

A house in Peppermint Grove looks set to break the selling price record for the Perth suburb if it sells near its $25 million asking price.

Chiritta, an 1896 to 1899-built seven-bedroom house on 4080 square metres is being sold by the founders of Channel 9 Perth, Ann and Denis Cullity.

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The couple bought the heritage-listed home 52 years ago from the Roe family – descendants of Perth’s first surveyor-general John Septimus Roe, a name strongly associated with Perth.

The limestone federation bungalow-stlye home was built for John’s son, Augustus Roe, the police magistrate from 1897 onwards.

It comes with six bathrooms and views over the city and the Swan river.

It features wide verandahs, high ceilings, arched passageways and french doors.

According to the listing, the house has been expanded over the past 52 years. It now has grand formal drawing and dining rooms, a study, two offices, a sunroom, a family room, an informal dining room and a five-car garage.

The bungalow-style house compromises a central limestone structure with verandahs and is capped by a large roof.

The house was designed by turn-of-the-century architect and World War I general J Talbot Hobbs, who also designed the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Windsor Hotel, St Luke's Rectory and Newspaper House – all in Perth.

The house is being listed by co-agents Mack Hall from Mack Hall Real Estate Claremont and William Porteous from William Porteous Properties International Pty Ltd Dalkeith.

Mack Hall says the sellers are looking to sell because they are downsizing.

The highest sale price achieved in Peppermint Grove was 43 View Street, which sold for $16 million in 2010, according to the REIWA.

If it sells the property will be among some of the most expensive sales in WA.

In 2009, a Saunders Street property in Mosman Park sold for $57.5 million and in 2007 a Bindaring Parade home in Claremont sold for $23 million.

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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