“Iona” Villa, Darlinghurst, NSW
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“Iona” Villa, Darlinghurst, NSW

1890. Hand-coloured lithograph, text including date and title above and below image, 30 x 33.5cm. Old vertical fold as issued, slight foxing overall, minor missing portions and offsetting to margins.

Text includes “(From a colored [sic] drawing.) The Australasian Builder and Contractors’ News, October 18, 1890. Dr Ross, FRIBA, Architect. Bignell & Clark, Contractors.” Image includes floor plan. Built in 1890 as a residence for the pastoralist Edward Chisholm, “Iona” was sold in 1908 to Sir Allen Taylor, who at the time was a former lord mayor of Sydney. In 1912 the house was sold and converted into a private hospital to function as a psychiatric facility. Most of the mansions in the Darlinghurst area were demolished during the 1920s and 1960s but “Iona” survived due to its use as a hospital. It was restored as a residence by a developer with the assistance of the Heritage Council and subsequently sold to filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin in 2006. Ref: SMH, June 2013.

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Item #CL169-56

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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