Rupert Murdoch’s former Darling Point home up for sale for $14m

  • Rupert Murdoch's former Darling Point mansion is on the market after 55 years
  • The Yarranabbe is looking for expressions of interest hoping to fetch up to $14m
  •  It dates back to the 1840s and has period features kept despite renovation

By Greta Levy For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:00 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 07:36 EDT, 17 May 2018

Rupert Murdoch's former Sydney mansion has been put back on the market for $14 million.

The 87-year-old media mogul bought the grand Darling Point home in Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs in 1961.

Murdoch purchased the residence known as Yarranabbe for what would be now $99,000.

Rupert Murdoch's former Darling Point mansion is on the market for the first time in 55 years
Rupert Murdoch's former Darling Point mansion is on the market for the first time in 55 years

Rupert Murdoch's former Darling Point mansion is on the market for the first time in 55 years

The home in the affluent Sydney eastern suburbs is hoping to fetch $14m in expression of interests 
The home in the affluent Sydney eastern suburbs is hoping to fetch $14m in expression of interests 

The home in the affluent Sydney eastern suburbs is hoping to fetch $14m in expression of interests 

Rupert Murdoch (left) pictured with former wife Wendi Deng Murdoch (right). The 87-year-old sold the Darling Point home a couple of years after he purchased it
Rupert Murdoch (left) pictured with former wife Wendi Deng Murdoch (right). The 87-year-old sold the Darling Point home a couple of years after he purchased it

Rupert Murdoch (left) pictured with former wife Wendi Deng Murdoch (right). The 87-year-old sold the Darling Point home a couple of years after he purchased it

The residential buy came a year after he bought the Daily Mirror from Fairfax.

According to Domain, he sold the home two years later - this is the first time it has returned on the market since. 

The three-leveled property, which dates back to the 1840s was sold to late business man, David Crane.  

When it was sold to Murdoch the waterfront residence was fit with a tennis court. 

The Australian media mogul bought the property in 1961 only a year after he bought the U.K paper the Daily Mirror from Fairfax
The Australian media mogul bought the property in 1961 only a year after he bought the U.K paper the Daily Mirror from Fairfax

The Australian media mogul bought the property in 1961 only a year after he bought the U.K paper the Daily Mirror from Fairfax

hen it was sold to Murdoch the waterfront residence was fit with a tennis court but was renovated to be fitted with a pool
hen it was sold to Murdoch the waterfront residence was fit with a tennis court but was renovated to be fitted with a pool

hen it was sold to Murdoch the waterfront residence was fit with a tennis court but was renovated to be fitted with a pool

There are still period features throughout the Yarranabbe maintaining its high-ceilings, original fire places, exposed sandstone walls, decadent light fittings, french doors and timber floors
There are still period features throughout the Yarranabbe maintaining its high-ceilings, original fire places, exposed sandstone walls, decadent light fittings, french doors and timber floors

There are still period features throughout the Yarranabbe maintaining its high-ceilings, original fire places, exposed sandstone walls, decadent light fittings, french doors and timber floors

It was swiftly renovated to a more contemporary look and built-up with a pool.

In this time, Murdoch launched the Australian newspaper in 1964, his first outlet in the Sydney media market.

There are still period features throughout the Yarranabbe maintaining its high-ceilings, original fire places, exposed sandstone walls, decadent light fittings, french doors and timber floors. 

The back yard is sun-drenched and private with a number of terraces at the Sydney manor 
The back yard is sun-drenched and private with a number of terraces at the Sydney manor 

The back yard is sun-drenched and private with a number of terraces at the Sydney manor 

It has 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney's North Shore
It has 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney's North Shore

It has 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney's North Shore

The property has six spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms including a walk-in robe and four garages
The property has six spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms including a walk-in robe and four garages

The property has six spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms including a walk-in robe and four garages

The property has six spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms including a walk-in robe and four garages. 

You're welcomed in to the home with a grand entrance hall which leads in to a formal living and dining room. 

 It has 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney's North Shore. 

The sun-drenched property has a large terrace with uninterrupted harbour views.   

This Darling Point property has been put on the market for an expression of interest by Mr Crane's widow, Sonia.   

This Darling Point property has been put on the market for an expression of interest by Mr Crane's widow, Sonia
This Darling Point property has been put on the market for an expression of interest by Mr Crane's widow, Sonia

This Darling Point property has been put on the market for an expression of interest by Mr Crane's widow, Sonia

You're welcomed in to the home with a grand entrance hall which leads in to a formal living and dining room
You're welcomed in to the home with a grand entrance hall which leads in to a formal living and dining room

You're welcomed in to the home with a grand entrance hall which leads in to a formal living and dining room

The 87-year-old media mogul bought the grand Darling Point home in Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs in 1961
The 87-year-old media mogul bought the grand Darling Point home in Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs in 1961

The 87-year-old media mogul bought the grand Darling Point home in Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs in 1961

 

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