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Plush Sydney mansion sells for $7million after 80 years in the same family

PHOTO: The new owners can enjoy spectacular views of the eastern suburbs and Taylor Bay from three of the bedrooms (pictured), living room, and two verandas

A stunning Sydney mansion where a teenage girl watched the 1942 Japanese submarine attacks on Sydney Harbour has sold after 80 years in the same family.

The 105-year-old home in Mosman, an affluent suburb in the city’s lower North Shore, was snapped up for an estimated $7 by an unidentified buyer on October 8.

Steeped in historical significance, the Federation manor was where 17-year-old Margaret Coote (nee Hamilton) was woken on May 31, 1942 by the first of many blasts when Japanese soldiers attacked Sydney Harbour during World War II.

Following the explosion, which was so strong her brother was thrown out of bed, the teenager watched a periscope drifting ominously through Taylor Bay.

The 105-year-old home (pictured) in Mosman, an affluent suburb in the city's lower North Shore, was snapped up by an unidentified individual on October 8

The 105-year-old home (pictured) in Mosman, an affluent suburb in the city’s lower North Shore, was snapped up by an unidentified individual on October 8

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