Reyne family home fetches $1.65m

The Reyne family home sold for $1.65 million.

The family of musician James Reyne has parted with a Mount Eliza home held for over four decades.

The Mount Eliza site spreads 838 square metres.

In the suburb’s exclusive Ranelagh Estate, master-planned by Walter Burley Griffin in 1924, 89 Rutland Avenue collected $1.65 million two months after hitting the market.

The vendor was James’ sister, Elisabeth, who acquired it from her mother, Judith Graham, for $220,000 in 2001.

Before that, the three bedroom plus study dwelling near Mount Eliza’s retail centre was the Reyne family home.

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Crowder Community Real Estate’s James Crowder represented Ms Reyne and her husband, Brett Kingman, who offered the 1950s house modernised (story continues below).

The 838 square metre site also contains several established garden zones, one with a vegetable garden.

James is believed to have written some of Australian Crawl’s earliest songs at the property.

A successful solo career followed the band splitting in 1986.

The 65 year old musician is now based at Merricks North.

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