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 Post subject: Trethaway, Petersham
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2010, 09:11 
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What a beauty
$3.6 million seems like a bargain.

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Magnificent Trethaway
Trethaway in Petersham is a breathtakingly beautiful blend of Italianate and Victorian styles.

Trethaway, the imposing three-storey 1890s Italianate mansion in Petersham built by the Glasgow-born railway contractor John Briton, has been listed for sale with $3.6 million-plus expectations.

The property became known throughout Sydney after opening as the Trethaway Gardens wedding reception centre in 1954. It sold for $1.551 million in 1998 when it was under its second operator.

It closed about 2002. It comes with cedar staircase, marble fireplaces, stained-glass windows and ornate ceilings, but much of it needing restoration.

The NSW Heritage Council website suggests it was built at a cost of £8000. Briton's last contractor job was the Lismore-to-Tweed rail extension.


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 Post subject: Re: Trethaway, Petersham
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2010, 14:30 
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What a beautiful looking house.


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 Post subject: Re: Trethaway, Petersham
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 11:58 
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Trethaway House at 18 Shaw Street Petersham on 1,562sqm sold at auction on 26 November 2011 for $2,722,000 (I suspect much to the owners dissatisfaction).

This property was listed in August 2010 for over $3.6m as the owners (the Theodoris family) had purchased it in October 2004 for $2.75m (from the previous owners who purchased it for $1.551m in 1998).

All that the real estate agent involved could say was "The house is in shocking condition and I thought we would get low twos, but to have that intense competition was extraordinary"

Whereas in August 2010 when the same real estate agent listed the property for over $3.6m he stated to the newspapers that "At that figure, it’s a very good buy".

I know that you can lose money investing in property in Sydney but this is ridiculous, not even purchase price paid 7 years ago never mind the stamp duty however the owners did substantially devalue the property by the destruction of the interior.

The sale included an approved development application to subdivide the block, build 2 other residences and knock down the reception room. Lets hope that doesn't go ahead.

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The property was a wedding reception venue, Trethaway Gardens, from 1954 until 2002 and the current owners did the property no favours when they purchased it 7 years ago.

Who repaints the exterior of a property when the interior and roof is in such a shocking state?
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As you can see from the destruction in the far left of the following photo and the base of the archways in the foreground.

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 Post subject: Re: Trethaway, Petersham
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 12:07 
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Trethaway House was built by John Brition, the Glasgow-born railway contractor, in 1897 who was a father of 10, a founder of the Petersham Bowling Club and died on 19 June 1913 aged 73 years.

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However, when John Briton built the property it was called Te Whare which means "The House".

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 Post subject: Re: Trethaway, Petersham
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2011, 12:09 
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Some more photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Trethaway, Petersham
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Some more photos.

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