One of Harry M Miller's hand-me-downs – a 1920s F. Glynn Gilling Woollahra manor home – listed for sale
A 1927 Woollahra manor home last sold in 1968 by the entreprenuer Harry M Miller has been listed for September 11 auction.
The F. Glynn Gilling-designed house, which sits on 1,365 square metres, was built for Justice Allen Maxwell and his wife, Sadie.
He was initially a judge in the District Court in the late 1920s, then in the Suprme Court from 1934 until he decided to retire, becoming the chairman of Amalgamated Television Services Pty Ltd (ATN-7) in 1955.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Edgecliff Road battleaxe house has harbour-view terraces. It's been listed through Kim Jones at Di Jones Real Estate, who says the vendor even secured a couple of couches in the last sale, which are still in the Edgecliff Road family home.
Jones is telling buyers $6 million plus for the property, which last traded at $121,500 in 1968 when bought by the Stephens family.
Miller's better-known residences included Muralla on Martin Road, Centennial Park, his former Woolloomoolloo warehouse and the 41st floor Horizon, Darlinghurst sub-penthouse.
Centennial Park is where in 1977 he hosted Prince Charles for Christmas drinks.
The 1906 mansion Muralla was the inspiration for the central family home location of the Patrick White book The Eye of the Storm.
The Queen Anne-style mansion was had been bought by Miller for $220,000 in 1973 and sold in 1979 for $567,000.
The 2,300-square-metre estate comprises a two-level mansion and a championship all-weather tennis court with night lights, a heated swimming pool and two-storey stables.
Miller joined writer Patrick White and other local residents in Jack Mundey's green ban protests to save Centennial Park in the early 1970s after the state government announced plans to bulldoze many of the private houses and concrete Centennial and Moore parks to provide an envisaged Olympic venue in a bid to host the 1988 games.
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