Anthony Gurry - who for years ran South Yarra’s Quest Hotel and was once the development manager for Rupert Murdoch’s nephew Paddy Handbury who is one of Victoria’s richest men - is selling a picture-perfect Bendigo asset.
Langley Hall, which was built in 1903 by the Anglican Church, is expected to sell for about $3 million with its future then, unknown.
Around established gardens and with several buildings including a house-of-worship and mansion, the property is used as a function centre and bed-and-breakfast.
However there is scope for a commercial redevelopment or residential subdivision. To that end, 484-488 Napier Street, White Hills, it is being marketed to investors and builders, by Castran director John Castran.
Constructed for the first Anglican Bishop of Bendigo, Henry Langley, Langley Hall was later used as a recuperation centre for returned World War 1 soldiers.
Mr Gurry has during his ownership restored the imposing Edwardian home, penned by John Beebe and William Vahland, the latter, regarded by the selling agent as Bendigo’s “principal 19th century architect”.
Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.
By Marc Pallisco