Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan and his wife Lucinda have listed their Lavender Bay home, Alta Mura, after purchasing a $30m residence in Darling Point.
Described as “the most beautiful house in Sydney”, the historic 1886 mansion at 11 King George St will have a price guide of $16m – $18m when launched next week with Atlas Principal Michael Coombs and Adrian Bridges.
The home – at 11 King George St in Lavender Bay – has been meticulously renovated by Anna Spiro, with gardens by Peter Fudge.
Coombs told Mosman Collective the trophy home would “absolutely” be one of the lower north shore’s top transactions for 2023.
“I’m thrilled to take ‘Alta Mura’ to market,” he said, “it is the perfect combination of elegance and grandeur and is one of Australia’s most breath-taking properties.”
The McLennan’s bought the four-bedroom entertainers dream from tech boss Daniel Petre for $7.4 million in 2016.
Rugby Australia’s Hamish McLennan and wife Lucinda. Image: Supplied.
But since then, the property has been meticulously transformed by interior designer Anna Spiro, with gardens on the 746 sqm block created by Peter Fudge.
“The property is reminiscent of a grand London home, with soaring ceilings, timber floors and marble fireplaces,” Coombs said, “and it’s right on Sydney Harbour”.
Boasting northerly sunshine and located just 200m from the foreshore, Alta Mura is a masterclass in luxury, offering separate living spaces and four oversized bedroom suites for a practical family lifestyle.
Decadent formal and informal living spaces are defined by bold colours.
The decadent formal and informal living/dining spaces and lavish library are each themed by bold colour, and there is a heated mosaic tiled swimming pool, a separate teen retreat and multiple secluded alfresco zones.