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.
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