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PostPosted: 14 Jan 2013, 13:27 
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"COPPINS", a house on a landmark heritage estate on 5,716sqm in Pymble, on Sydney's North Shore, that was Walter Burley Griffin's last and largest residential commission in Australia, is up for sale. We are looking at buying a new house, and Pymble wasone suburb we were considering (which is how I came across it) but I'm afraid it's a bit outside our budget.....

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-pymble-110898671


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Radical Terrace wrote the following on 29 June 2012 about Coppins at 29 Telegraph Road, Pymble.

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Walter Burley Griffin, one of Australia’s most prominent and well-known architects (and urban planner of Canberra…and Castlecrag) built several distinguished homes in Sydney’s Upper North Shore. None as large, however, as the c1936 6-bedroom Prairie style manse in Pymble known as ‘Coppins’. Situated on a massive 1.5 acre allotment on Telegraph Road - one of the North Shore’s premier streets - Coppins possesses a tennis court and a swimming pool on its sprawling land. What it doesn’t possess is a large price. Listing agent Mark Blake of Luschwitz is asking only $3.5m+ for the property. Considering the landmark home last sold Apr 2001 for $4.7m (although Margie Blok is reporting that it sold for $6.1m back then, we can’t confirm her number), it’s safe to say the owners will be taking a hefty loss to their pocket books. The home itself has been on-and-off the market for the length of the Radical Terrace’s memory (circa 2004/05) for prices as high as $8.5m to as low as $4.9m…but never dipping into the $3mils!!

We’re truly bamboozled that this home will effectively sell for land value alone. Perhaps the implied expense of restoring a Griffin home has deterred deep-pocketed potential buyers? Tell us in the comments why you think this home is having a tough time selling!

UPDATE: As Margie Blok is reporting, Coppins is on the chopping block after the bankruptcy of owner Michael Kwok. The indicative $3.5m price is likely just a starting point for the bank. But still…


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