70m home sale sets Aussie record The Fairfax family have sold their Point Piper estate Elaine, setting a national house price record of more than $70 million.
The vast 6986 square metre estate on Seven Shillings Beach was bought by a local family who are expected off brand ray ban sunglasses to keep it as a single, private estate. Exclusive listing agent Ken Jacobs, of Christie's International, was unable to reveal the sale price or buyer details, but was asking $75 million before it sold late on Friday. The previous house record was set at $70 million in 2015 when Mr Jacobs sold the Vaucluse mansion La Mer on behalf of James and Erica Packer to Chinese Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing. "This is an emotional day. I sold a home that has been in the Fairfax family since 1891. I am delighted it is being purchased in one line by an Australian family," John Breher Fairfax said exclusively to Domain. There were at least two parties vying for the Point Piper residence before it sold, ending a three year sales campaign for what is widely regarded as one of the most significant properties in Australia. The beachfront estate is set on Seven Shillings Beach.] The beachfront estate is set on Seven Shillings Beach. Last year the co founder of takeaway delivery website Menulog, Leon Kamenev, set a different record when he spent just under $80 million on four properties in Vaucluse, rayban brillen making it Australia's most expensive property amalgamation. Built in 1863, Elaine has been home to one of the world's longest running media dynasties since Geoffrey Evan Fairfax bought it in 1891 for 2100. In 1936 ownership was transferred to Sir Vincent Fairfax and Lady (Nancy) Fairfax for 19,000, and their son John ray ban company Brehmer Fairfax bought the bulk of the estate in 1989 for $3 million. John B. Fairfax has sold the Point Piper estate, Elaine, ending 126 years of family ownership. Photo: Wolter Peeters The sale brings an end to 126 years of continuous family ownership. Mr Fairfax, who sold his remaining 9.7 per cent stake in Fairfax Media for $189 million in 2011, announced his decision to sell the historic property in September 2013 because no one in the family had lived in it for almost 20 years. After it officially hit the market in 2014 the sales campaign was stifled by ray ban 3379 concerns from within Woollahra Council of potential over development of the site, particularly in light of a previous council subdivision into six lots. The imposing three storey home was built in 1863 for William Francis Norie. The main residence is protected by council due its "special significance", but is approved for significant remodelling. DA approved plans for four separate properties on the estate were approved in early 2016 amid a new marketing campaign billing it "Elaine Gardens" that opened the sale up to include developers or a syndicate of buyers. Those DA approved plans also heralded the first official price guides on each proposed property with a total price tag of $75 million to $80 million. The view north over Sydney Harbour from Elaine. Photo: Supplied The estimated stamp duty on a $70 million house is $4.84 million. At the time the property was officially listed in 2014, architect and historian Howard Tanner said: "There's no doubt this property is one of the sort of landmarks on Sydney Harbour. "People who go past from their boats or walk along the beach look up here and see something that evokes an older, rather special Sydney that survives. And I think these sorts of properties are extraordinarily rare this one of the rarest." The three storey mansion has sloping lawns extending to Seven Shillings Beach, a grass tennis court, sandstone walls and paths, and five century old trees. The Fairfax family have not lived in Elaine for more than 20 years. Photo: Supplied Prestige agents have long speculated on the property's worth, with one high end agency director saying soon after it hit the market that he would run naked down New South Head Road if it sold for more than $55 million. Prestige values have risen dramatically in the years since then. The estate next door, Fairwater, is owned by Lady Mary Fairfax, who has promised to bequeath it to the people of NSW, which will leave Elaine as the largest, privately held harbourfront estate. The sale marks the fourth year in a row that Jacobs has topped national house price records. In 2014 he was one of two agents who sold the Point Piper trophy home Villa del Mare for $39 million.
Packer's Vaucluse mansion set a national high in 2015 when it sold for $70 million, and last year Jacobs sold another Point Piper landmark, Altona, for $61.8 million to the Huang family, from China's paper manufacturing company Shantou Dongfeng Printing. Latest News The untold story of QF72: What happens when automation leaves pilots powerless?State of the nation Saturday, May 13Honours flow for Murray's top volunteersSmoke alert issued from Perth to MandurahMandurah's iconic castle up for sale.
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