‘Time warp’ Mosman house sells for around $5 million at auction

The property at 9 Sirius Avenue was originally owned by Kathleen Laurence, who died in 1972 and left the home to Sydney University.

There was, however, a condition: the university could take ownership of the home so long as her sister Angela Laurence was allowed to live there for the rest of her life.

Ms Laurence died last year, leading to the property going to the market last week.

Selling agent Cameron Scott from McGrath Lower North Shore told 9News.com.au there was a huge amount of interest in the home, particularly online where it amassed more than 150 enquiries.

At auction between competition from multiple bidders the home ended up selling in the vicinity of $5 million.

From tasseled light shades to period-correct newspapers, the home even features a vintage “Early Kooka” gas stove.


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