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20 October 2015

Richmond's 1856 Araluen harvests $5.1 million record price

Richmond's 1856 Araluen harvests $5.1 million record price

One of Richmond’s largest residential properties, Araluen, at 207 Lennox Street, has been sold for $5.13 million.

Araluen last sold in 1958 when bought by the Ballerini family. The five bedroom 1856 home had been listed through Abercromby's agents Jock Langley and Hugh Hardy. 

It is one of Richmond’s earliest homes sitting on a substantial 1478 square metres on the corner of Goodwood Street, about a kilometre from the CBD.

Title Tattle gleans it has been bought by Scott and Julia McKay, descendants of the industrialist inventor of the Sunshine Harvester.

The comedic radio broadcaster Hamish Blake and wife Zoe Foster Blake, the author wife, had held the previous record $4.25 million in Richmond for a home (below) featured on Grand Designs Australia in 2013

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom Richmond house was designed by neilarchitecture for Darren and Ruth Rogers.

79a rowena parade richmond VIC 3121

They built the home on a block bought in 2009 for $920,000 with the works cost estimated at $3.3 million.