PHOTO: Sally Roberts at 42 Kirribilli Ave, Kirribilli, which sold prior to auction for more than $5.6 million. Picture: AAP Image/Bradley Patrick.

One of only two Victorian villas remaining in the North Sydney area has sold prior to auction for “well in excess of the price guide” to a young local family, according to selling agent McGrath Mosman’s Claudia Portale.

The historic property at 42 Kirribilli Ave with iconic views had a $5.5 million-$5.6 million guide and stands on part of 120 acres at Kirribilli, originally granted to Robert Ryan, a private soldier with the First Fleet.