Stunning Warrawee mansion expected to set a new suburb record


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This Warrawee home is technically owned by a schoolgirl.

Most parents struggle to get their teenagers to tidy up their bedroom, let alone their own multimillion-dollar mansion.

Technically this stunning Warrawee estate — complete with tennis court, swimming pool, cabana and incredible wine cellar — is owned by a high school student who has just listed the property for sale.

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The grand residence at 27 Pibrac Ave is expected sell between $14m to $15m.

Agent Lynette Malcolm from Chadwick Real Estate said the girl, who lives with her legal guardians, is currently studying in Sydney and under her visa is permitted to obtain a property. The estate, known as ‘Springfield’ was purchased two years ago for $12m.

The home has a heritage look but was built 29 years ago.

The seven-bedroom luxury home is set on a beautiful 0.47ha `Cotswold style estate’ just 200m from Knox Grammar School. A lane way connects it to the local train station.

“I think of it as a little bit of the country in the city, because it is over an acre,” Ms Malcolm said.

“The scale of the parcel of land is one of its best features — it is extremely private even though it is in the heart of Warrawee.”

The 0.47ha property includes a swimming pool, cabana and tennis court.

Among the home’s opulent inclusions is an underground 1100 bottle cellar which is accessed via a hidden door off the billiard room.

Just off the front entry is a magnificent sweeping timber staircase with a circular stained glass window centrepiece above it.

The elegant interior also features parquetry floors, detailed timber coffered ceilings, decorative cornices and panelled walls.

The wine cellar is accessed via a secret doorway.

“I really like the cabana that overlooks the tennis court — there are so many different little spots to retreat to throughout the home,” Ms Malcolm said.

While the residence has a heritage look, it was built 29 years ago by car dealer John Newell and wife Maria. They sold it in 2003 for $6.6m.

The property was last listed on the market in June 2017 and was bought just two weeks later by the girl for a reported $12m — a record for the upper north shore suburb.

At the time, the family also bought some of the custom furniture pieces separately from the previous owner.

The sweeping staircase in the front foyer of the home.

“It may well be that the next person who wants to acquire the home wants to keep some of those key pieces as well as they do fit in with the look and the feel of the property,” Ms Malcolm said.


It is believed the girl and her family are now looking to downsize to another home.

According to CoreLogic RP Data, a nine bedroom mansion set on 6406 sqm at 27-29 Chilton Parade Warrawee, sold last August for $11m.

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