On Monday the 9th of November, the palatial manor residence Leura sold for more than $30 million marking it as the highest sale in Bellevue Hill’s history.
The Australian buyer swooped in the day before the property was set to go for auction and over the price guide too!
The house was built in the Federation Queen Anne style in the 1890s for Tom Knox, the managing director of the Dalgety stock and station agency. The property is immense and includes eight bedroom and bathrooms, swimming pool, tennis court and even its own ball room.
The Bellevue Hill property has had a varied life as from 1950 to 1979 it was boarding house owned by Cranbrook to be then restored by developer Bill Shipton in 1985.
The property was sold by Ray White Double Bay under the guidance of Michael Finger.
Photo by Francisco Anzola