The beautiful Hillview mansion, located in Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, has just sold for the first time in 24 years. With a guide price of $7.5 million, this historic country property offers a unique opportunity for buyers who want to own a piece of Australian history.
Built in the 1870s, Hillview was originally a summer retreat for 16 successive governors of New South Wales between 1882 and 1957. The spacious residence, surrounded by beautiful gardens designed by the renowned botanist Charles Moore, offers stunning views of the Earth.
The current tenant, Damien Miller, who acquired the property in the late 1990s, runs Hillview as a boutique accommodation, wedding venue, and sculpture gallery. By undertaking extensive restoration work, Miller preserved the mansion’s heritage and charm while breathing new life into its amenities.
Considered the most exclusive residence in New South Wales, Hillview holds great importance in the region’s architectural history. With more than 2,400 square meters of interior space, the property boasts a rich past and unique features, such as an iron safe used by governors to receive and seal bills during their reigns. summer stay.
Selling agent Samuel Lindsay of Drew Lindsay Real Estate emphasized that acquiring the long-term lease at Hillview represents an affordable alternative to purchasing the entire property, which is valued at more than $15 million. Lindsay says Hillview’s versatility makes it suitable for a business, a family legacy, or a philanthropic legacy.
As interest in prestigious properties in the Southern Highlands grows, the recent sale of the nearby Rotherwood winery for $23.5 million highlights the need for unique and historically significant estates in the region.