2 Gilliver Ave, Vaucluse

Granny’s house with a view sells for $14.36m

PHOTO: Prime position at 2 Gilliver Ave, Vaucluse.

‘That view is what it’s all about,’ the auctioneer said as he sold an old home for a whopping $14.36m under the hammer.

The result was about $3m above expectations.

The circa 1925 five-bedroom residence at 2 Gilliver Ave, Vaucluse, had attracted 14 registered bidders to the online auction and, as Jesse Davidson had advised, the iconic harbour outlook — taking in both the Bridge and Opera House and city skylne — from both levels is what attracted them.

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In the same family for 61 years.

In the same family for 61 years.

It has been the home of Diana Newton and her late husband Neil Newton, a District Court Judge, for 61 years — their whole married life.

Richardson and Wrench Double Bay principal Michael Dunn and Andrew Birbeck couldn’t discuss the huge result or name the buyer when contacted, but it’s known they’d expected it to sell for between $11m and $12m.