Bellevue Hill Tudor Revival mansion, Bonnington

8 Victoria Road Bellevue Hill NSW


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  • The long-time Bellevue Hill home of the late businessman and property developer Neville Christie sold on Wednesday afternoon for about $22 million.
  • The result is the highest house sale in the suburb since the neighbouring Leura mansion set a suburb record at $30.8 million in late 2015 when it sold to businessman and yachtie Wilson Lee and his wife Baoyu Wu.

Bonnington is the historic Tudor-style manor built in 1934 on a subdivision off the neighbouring Rona estate and designed by architect F. Glynn Gilling.
A mystery buyer has paid about $22 million for the Bellevue Hill mansion Bonnington.
A mystery buyer has paid about $22 million for the Bellevue Hill mansion Bonnington.

A mystery buyer has paid about $22 million for the Bellevue Hill mansion Bonnington.
  • It was owned by the Christie family for the past 56 years after it was sold for £36,500 by merchant James Brown Milne.
  • Michael and James Dunn, of Richardson & Wrench Double Bay, had a guide of $20 million on the property when it was listed a month ago, and three buyers submitted offers before the expressions of interest deadline on Wednesday.
  • Michael Dunn declined to reveal the exact sale price or buyer details, confirming only that the property had sold.
Bonnington is set on set on 2200 square metres of north-facing hillside.
Bonnington is set on set on 2200 square metres of north-facing hillside.

According to well-placed sources, one of the underbidders was a senior real estate executive and another is a Point Piper local who heralds from a wealthy Singapore-based family.

  • The buyer at some $22 million is rumoured to be a senior executive from News Corporation.
  • The two-storey residence has original period details throughout, including a porte-cochere entry and a grand entry foyer. There are six bedrooms and formal and informal living areas, all set on 2200 square metres of north-facing hillside.

The Bellevue Hill mansion known as Bonnington is on the market for the first time since 1961.
The Bellevue Hill mansion known as Bonnington is on the market for the first time since 1961.
The Bellevue Hill mansion known as Bonnington is on the market for the first time since 1961. Photo: Supplied
  • Generational change has come to some of the longest-held homes of the east, most notably the Bellevue Hill mansion, Bonnington, of the late businessman and property developer Neville Christie.
  • The Tudor-style manor last traded 56 years ago for £36,500 when sold by merchant James Brown Milne. Milne had commissioned architect F Glynn Gilling to design it a year after he bought the 2200 square metres from the Rona estate in 1934.

One of Bellevue Hill's grand estates on approximately 2,232 sqm in an exclusive dress circle position, 'Bonnington' is a stately circa 1935 Tudor-style manor residence designed by revered architect F. Glynn Gilling.
  • Privately elevated amid vast sunny gardens with rolling lawns, the impressive 2-storey home captures sweeping harbour views from the city skyline and Harbour Bridge to North Sydney CBD and across to Clark Island, Bradley's Head and Clifton Gardens.
  • The grandly proportioned house features a majestic entrance hall, magnificent formal sitting, dining and drawing rooms, wide sandstone entertaining terrace, modern kitchen with casual dining area, 2 studies, sunroom and vast main bedroom with dressing room and ensuite.
  • Set on the hillside with north-facing harbour views, the two-storey residence has period details throughout from the porte-cochere entry and grand entry foyer, to the bay windows and ceiling details. There are formal and informal living rooms on the lower level and six bedrooms upstairs, including a parent’s retreat with a dressing room and en suite.

Features


  • Wide staircase with stained glass window
  • Ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Security alarm system
  • Rear entrance to house for staff/caterers
  • Porte-cochere entry
  • Storerooms
  • Double lock-up garage plus extensive parking