Berith Park, Wahroonga listed with $15 million hopes

Berith Park, Wahroonga listed with $15 million hopes
Berith Park, Wahroonga listed with $15 million hopes

Berith Park, the Wahroonga estate of the former managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil Australasia Warwick White has been listed with $15 million hopes following the family’s impending move to Dublin.

The historic 1902 Wahroonga estate comes with seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate on 7,583sq m with a tennis court, swimming pool, golf range and gym.

The Billyard Avenue listing has price guidance of $13.75 million to $15 million through Ray White, which would set a new Wahroonga record which stands at $9.21 million since 2014 on Water Street for Wairimu on a 3228sq m block.

Berith Park last sold through Burns & Burns agent Julia Burns for $5.59 million to Warwick White and his wife, Karen.

They bought after White returned to Sydney as managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil's Australian business.

The adjoining two vacant lots, totalling 4504 sq m, were sold to the Edney family for $3.5 million.

Berith Park had held the North Shore record for 11 years after retired bookmaker Bruce McHugh sold for $5 million to Vivian and Wendy King in 1990.

Berith Park was built by a Queensland merchant, Alfred Smith, in 1897, but was remodelled by Sir Arthur Rickard, whose presidency of the Millions Club assisted the establishment of Barnardos after World War I.

For almost two decades, Sir Arthur and his wife, Lady Nellie Rickard, resided in the Queen Anne-influenced house, a showpiece of the period that featured in a 1914 issue of the publication Building. Rickard, a big-time Pitt Street-based property developer he named the suburbs of Greenacre and Asquith donated the floral clock outside Taronga Zoo in 1928.

Following his subdivision woes in the Great Depression, it was Sydney Lord Mayor-to-be Stanley Crick who bought Berith Park in 1932, owning it until 1946.

It later became home to the Dominican Fathers, then the Dominican Sisters. 

The upper north shore record high of $11.5 million was set in 2010 by the Bremon residence in Warrawee when it was bought by oil and gas entrepreneur Jerry Ren.

The record was matched in 2012 when tech guru Daniel Petre and his wife Carolyn sold in Killara to Anita Cunliffe, wife of UBS head of investment banking Guy Fowler.


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