Red Hill landholding next door to property once owned by Rupert Murdoch up for sale
Perched on more than 8000sqm and just 10-minutes from central Canberra, 6 Wickham Crescent, Red Hill sits within a sought-after residential precinct surrounded by finely manicured grounds and peaceful garden views from almost every room of the home.
Selling agent Andrew Chamberlain, from Peter Blackshaw Real Estate – Manuka, says the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house is a rare offering and expects it to fetch $7 million.
“These properties don’t come on to the market very often and generally only change hands once in a generation,” Chamberlain says.
“That part of Red Hill, known as Old Red Hill, was originally little hobby farms for some senior public servants back when it was the outskirts of Canberra.
“There would not be too many capital cities in the world where you can buy two acres of land within a 10-minute drive of the city, so it’s really unique.”
The stunning spa room, with a timber lined ceiling, overlooks shrubbery in the courtyard, while the magical 13m solar-heated swimming pool is surrounded by manicured hedges and a rose garden. The home also offers a freestanding studio and wine cellar.
The sunroom adjacent to the main bedroom has been set up as a gymnasium, with a stunning view out to the garden.
“Most of the rooms have an outlook onto the garden and you would be struggling to even see the rooftop of another house,” Chamberlain says.
“It’s a very quiet spot there too. Wickham Crescent has maybe a dozen houses at most and it’s just a little street that only the residents go through.
“The home next door, up until its current owner, was owned by Rupert Murdoch. There’s been a couple of other notable owners and residents of that immediate area.”
Chamberlain is taking offers on the sale.