PHOTO: These two Wellington couples will be moving on after the sale of the 1870s villa they have co-owned since 2013. From left, Dan O’Donnell with Henry (4), Elizabeth Sherriff with Frances (5 months), Anthony Lander and Stephanie Foster.

Two couples who shared ownership of a historic, 1870s  turret villa in Mount Cook, Wellington have sold their property in three weeks.

Lowe & Co manager Craig Lowe says the property was sold for $1.76 million – the listing had invited enquiries over $1.595 million. The RV is $1.15 million. 

The agent describes the interest in the property as “phenomenal”. “We must have had more than 200 people through the house. They included five members of the Underwood family, who were the original owners (including grandchildren and great-grandchildren). It was very nostalgic for them and special for us to have them back in the house.”

LOWE & CO This was the first time Holly Lodge in Drummond Street had been formally listed for sale since the house was built 140 years ago. And it was gone in three weeks.