Jonathan Chancellor | 15 February 2013

Camelot at Centennial Park finally sells but with bitter price pill

Camelot, the 1967 Martin Road, Centennial Park house designed by Nicholas Munster, has finally been sold.

The outstanding example of 1960s architecture last traded for $5.61 million in 2006.

It's been resold at $4.175 million.

It's been bought by Damian Secen, co-chairman of Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure, through Ballard Property agent Mark Lowe. Renaissance Group specializes in high opportunity emerging markets in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Sub-Saharan Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Cyprus.

It had been listed by Dana Swebeck, wife of architect William Zuccon, for sale with $.6 million in October 2010.

Property Observer reported on its listing in July 2011.

It was the iconic home of Ford Pills founder William Rogers. The single-storey, flat-roofed Martin Road house, built to a design by Nicholas Munster, after the land was sold for $36,000 in 1967.

It was first traded for $1,295,000 in 1992 by Rogers' daughter, Joan. 

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