One of Australia's most historic homes has hit the market, after extensive renovations to revive the 19th century building into an award-winning residence.
The Annandale Abbey in Sydney's inner-west has been listed for expressions of interest and is expected to sell for about $15 million.
The Victorian gothic manor, known for its detailed stonework and picturesque views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline was restored by its current owners: Ann Sherry, chair of the marketing network Enero Group and former Carnival Cruises chief executive, and her husband Michael Hogan.
The Annandale Abbey (pictured) has hit the market after undergoing extensive renovations by influential owner Ann Sherry and husband Michael Hogan
In 2020 Ann Sherry copped criticism while working as an advisor to Carnival Cruises, when the Ruby Princess let released Covid infected patients in Sydney (pictured, The Abbey)
Ms Sherry was instrumental in turning around the cruise industry in Australia, successfully surpassing a goal of getting a million Australians onto a cruise ship by 2020, but she did draw some criticism after the Ruby Princess fiasco which caused Australia's first Covid outbreak.
The property, which was posted for sale on Tuesday, was initially purchased by the couple in 2009 for $4.86 million, and they had undertaken extensive renovations to modernise it.
The sprawling mansion was built in 1881 with 1309 sqm of heritage listed land and an extravagant conical or 'witches-hat' roof atop a tower.
'It is truly a piece of Australian history that's for sale and will likely set a record for Annandale,' Cobden & Hayson agent Danny Cobden told The Australian.
The Victorian gothic property (pictured) is expected to fetch a $15 million price tag after being listed for expressions of interest on October 5
Ann Sherry (pictured) and her partner extensively renovated the property, and in 2015 won the National Trust Heritage Award for their restoration efforts
The couple invested millions into the building's renovations from 2010-2014 and again in 2020; winning the National Trust Heritage Award for their restoration efforts in 2015.
'The Abbey was built by John Young, probably one of the most famous Victorian era builders, who is responsible for St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney