Old estates for sale

Celebrating the charming and character-filled historic properties for sale in Australia

Month: January, 2013

Dorothy Manor, Centennial Park

Dorothy Manor, Sydney

Dorothy Manor is a Federation Queen Anne Style home in Sydney’s Centennial Park. The single-storey home was built in 1907 for Mrs. Caroline Gordon, and is one of the two earliest houses to be built on Robertson Road.

The area was subdivided in 1905 to fund the landscaping and development of Centennial Park. Most blocks in this particular enclave are between 700 and 800 sqm, with the exception of a few double blocks. The grand historic homes can sell for between $4.5 million and $10 million. Read the rest of this entry »


Fortuna Villa still seeking buyer

Fortuna Villa, Bendigo’s most elaborate mansion, failed to receive a satisfactory offer during its sale-by-tender campaign which ended on December 7. A total of six tenders were received prior to the deadline, but did not meet expectations. A further three tenders were made after the deadline but were not opened.

The Defence Department will review marketing options and place the historic 60-room mansion back on the market this year. It was reported earlier that they were hoping for offers of around $3 million, however Labor’s Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, believes this figure is too high.

*Update: The villa was reported to have sold at auction on April 12, 2013, for $3,000,000, but the sale fell through. It later sold to a private individual for $2.21 million

Read more about Fortuna here.

Historic Bendigo mansion up for sale again, ABC News, January 4, 2013.
Bendigo’s Fortuna Villa fails to sell, Bendigo Advertiser, January 3, 2013.