North Adelaide home once the private residence of Rupert Murdoch’s family hits the market

Rupert Murdoch

A North Adelaide property said to have once been the family home of Rupert Murdoch (pictured, left) has hit the market.

At 17 Tynte Street, about a kilometre from the Adelaide CBD, the dwelling, on a 480 square metre plot, is being marketed for the first time in 35 years by Fox Real Estate in conjunction with Bernard H Booth Real Estate.

According to website, the house was built by printer David Gall in 1851 as a two-bedroom cottage. It was extended 15 years later to become a two-storey house.

Mr Gall started monthly journal The Comet and was a founding member of the Chamber of Manufactures, according to the website, which makes no mention of the Murdoch family ownership.

“With its classic Georgian symmetrical lines, inviting generous spaces, its peaceful palette and understated elegance, the proportions are very beautiful and flooded in natural light from all angles,” the current marketing blurb for the home, says.

The agents describe the five bedroom house as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.

The property is set to be auctioned at a later date unless sold prior.

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