Iconic Rozelle home The Grays sells for $6.75m, breaking suburb record

Supplied Editorial 33-35 Lilyfield Road, Rozelle, NSW 2039

This incredible Rozelle home has smashed the suburb record.

Rozelle was among the many suburbs across Sydney that had ­record house sales during the past ­financial year.

The Harris Partners selling agents Peter O’Malley and Gavin Freidin ­recently secured $6.75 million for The Grays, the Lilyfield Rd home, surpassing the prior record set in late 2019 by $1 million.

The five-bedroom, 1960s home comes with a domed ballroom ­extracted from the old Wentworth Hotel, Sydney. The 960sqm estate last sold at $650,000 in 1996.

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Rozelle’s brief record holder was former ABC chairman Justin Milne at $4.975 million, which was bettered just three weeks later in October 2019, just across Clare St when $5.7 million was paid.

Supplied Editorial 33-35 Lilyfield Road, Rozelle, NSW 2039

The incredible domed ballroom.

Supplied Editorial 33-35 Lilyfield Road, Rozelle, NSW 2039

The five-bedroom home last sold in 1996.

Other inner west records have included $11 million in Balmain, and then $15 million on the Balmain East waterfront when Emma and Angus White, the grandson of the late Lady (Nancy) Fairfax and Sir Vincent Fairfax, bought a renovated 1880s maritime villa with pool, boat shed and slipway and pool. It last traded in 2013 for $8.65 million when pub baron Peter De Angelis sold to Fiona Lansdown, whose husband Jay, owns the Constant Reader book stores.

The Lansdowns then spent $8.7 million on a record Annandale sale which trumped the suburb’s $5 million record set in 2019.

There are record expectations in Dulwich Hill with $5.5 million hopes for the 1880s, Brook Lodge, set to better the 2016 record of another historic home, Fairview, by $2 million.

One of the striking features of the boom has been the succession of ­record prices within the same suburb.

Justin Milne - ABC Chairman

Justin Milne briefly held the Rozelle record. Picture Renee Nowytarger.

Haberfield saw a record $6.25 million for a 2009-built Californian bungalow through McGrath agent Michael Tringali. There had been a record $6.03 million just six days prior on the opposite side of Crescent St through Stone Real Estate.

Carlingford, in the Hills district, saw a $3.3 million sale in June. Now a six-bedroom home on 1000sqm on Tomar St, has been sold for an undisclosed higher price through Showcase Realty mother-son sales team, Margot and Michael Brattoli. It was built around 20 years ago. Dee Why’s house price record stood at $8 million in January, and last week was bettered next-door on Lookout Ave.

Supplied Editorial 2 Tomah Street, Carlingford, NSW 2118

This Carlingford home also broke a suburb record.





It has also been the case at Pearl Beach on the Central Coast. Just last spring there was the $5.805 million sale of Seascape, an oceanfront home, through Stuart Gan at Central Coast Realty. Then a nearby architect-­designed, three level, home fetched $6.3 million in January. Last month Gan upped the record to $8.6 million.

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