Mandurah's historic landmark Sutton Farm gets new lease of life

Snapped up: The beautiful Sutton Farm homestead which recently sold to a Perth development company. Photo: Harcourts Mandurah.
Snapped up: The beautiful Sutton Farm homestead which recently sold to a Perth development company. Photo: Harcourts Mandurah.

One of Mandurah's most notable historic landmarks has just been bought.

Sutton Farm homestead, which has been on the market for some time, is on the verge of a whole new lease of life.

Perth company Silver Leaf Investments Pty Ltd, owned by a pair of brothers who wish to remain anonymous at this stage, snapped up the property for a bargain $4.25million recently and have big plans for the beautiful old property.

"They're super excited about the site and are in discussions with the City of Mandurah to see what their options are," selling agent and director of Harcourts Mandurah Ben Hatch said.

"Their main priority is to keep the heritage of the place alive and work constructively with the City for the best outcome."

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With a background in commercial property development, including shopping centers, the pair are looking forward to seeing what opportunities Sutton Farm can offer, while maintaining the heritage value and ambience.

"These guys are really team players," Mr Hatch said.

"They want to work with the community and once there's a synergy between themselves and the City around what the property will be used for they will let the public know."

Prime location: One of the historic buildings that forms part of Sutton Farm. Photo: Harcourts Mandurah.

Prime location: One of the historic buildings that forms part of Sutton Farm. Photo: Harcourts Mandurah.

The Sutton Farm buildings and homestead were built in 1881 by Henry Sutton, nephew of Henry and Eleanor Sutton who came to Western Australia from Ireland in 1839.

The homestead was used by the community for social gatherings including dances until the Agricultural Hall was built, according to Mandurah Community Museum.

This sale marks the beginning of another phase of it's life, adding layers to its rich and interesting history.

Mandurah Mail will havean exclusive interview with the new owners once negotiations with the City are complete, so keep an eye out for the story on our website soon.

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