Negotiations are continuing for the sale of Warbreccan homesteadMay 1, 2014 1:50am
Negotiations are continuing for the sale of the homestead block as part of parcels of land from the iconic Deniliquin property ‘Warbreccan’ that were offered at auction on Saturday.
Elders Deniliquin Real Estate principal Lester Wheatley said the riverfront homestead block was passed in on a vendor bid of $1.2
An adjoining 73ha river frontage block sold for $560,000, while a 40ha outlying piece of farmland as part of the Warbreccan sale was also passed in.
A statue of Christopher Columbus, shipped from Florence in the 1920s especially for the Warbreccan homestead, was sold as a stand-alone piece for $44,000.
A crowd of about 300 people turned up on site for the auction, which was jointly conducted by Elders Real Estate and Deniliquin Landmark.
‘‘Immediately after the auction three prospective buyers emerged (for the homestead block),’’ Mr Wheatley said.
‘‘We had one Sydney-sider but the others were local.
‘‘Negotiations are ongoing and we are confident on reaching a satisfactory conclusion in the next few days.
‘‘The river frontage block sold for $560,000. The out paddock passed at auction and is now available for private sale.’’
Mr Wheatley said Warbreccan was one of the largest residential property auctions seen in Deniliquin for quite some time.
Warbreccan became home to the Lindsay-Field family in 1918. It was purchased by Harry Lindsay-Field, who was a recent arrival from Tasmania, and LKS McKinnon.
The Warbreccan homestead that still stands today was built between 1918-22. It has 27 rooms in total and flaunts some of the most envied architectural designs throughout the entire Riverina.
The property was handed down to John and Pam Lindsay-Field in 1960. Their twin sons Fionn and Robert returned to the farm in 1978, and eventually took over management from their parents.
This is the first time in 96 years that the property has been for sale.
BREAKING: Emergency services called to unit fire on St Georges Rd in Shepparton.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
JON Lam’s exhibition Heart to Art will open at Alton Gallery on Friday
ATHLETIC talent clearly runs in the Hayes family.
Special supplement in this weeks edition
For Tocumwal’s Lynda Snowden, working the land hasn’t stopped her from falling in love with the majestic surrounds of her day to day life.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
The cuteness level at Maryanne Ryan’s place is overflowing the bucket, with the arrival of baby Dougal the donkey.
Deniliquin doctor Marion Magee says she is disgusted with the treatment of local nurses.
After 27 years of dairying, Undera farmer Rob Backway gave up 130 cattle to move into cropping — and he has never looked back.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.