Sydney Harbour waterfront property

Couple are $40MILLION richer after winning court battle over Sydney Harbour waterfront property

PHOTO: Barbara Murphy died aged 83 in her beloved harbour-front property at 68 Louisa Road in Birchgrove, in the city’s inner west, in 2015

A Sydney couple has landed themselves a waterfront property worth an estimated $40million after a court found their elderly neighbour would have wanted them to have it.

Barbara Murphy died aged 83 in her beloved home at 68 Louisa Road in Birchgrove, in the city’s inner west, in 2015.

Ms Murphy also owned the neighbouring 66 Louisa Road home, with both properties boasting views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and worth at least $15million – and possibly more than double that.

Before she died Ms Murphy had informed her neighbours, David Moore and his partner Dee Andreasen, that she was planning on leaving them the entire estate.

She made the promise on the condition the couple would not extend their property to block her harbour views and care for her so she did not have to go into a nursing home, the NSW Supreme Court heard.

Barbara Murphy died aged 83 in her beloved harbour front property at 68 Louisa Road in Birchgrove, in the city's inner west, in 2015 (pictured)

Barbara Murphy died aged 83 in her beloved harbour front property at 68 Louisa Road in Birchgrove, in the city’s inner west, in 2015 (pictured)

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