Historic Hawthorn high-flyer home owned by Tennis Australia’s Jayne Hrdlicka could sell for $19m

26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for herald sun real estate

The historic 26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn is owned by Virgin Australia chief executive Jane Hrdlicka (inset, alongside drag performer Maxi Shield and Pride Flight host and Virgin Australia cabin crew member Penny Tration). Picture: Zak Simmonds


A Hawthorn mansion which belongs to Virgin Australia chief executive and Tennis Australia president Jayne Hrdlicka is looking to net a new owner willing to pay $18m-$19m.

Ms Hrdlicka is selling her circa-1886 house named “Crossakiel” at 26 Kooyongkoot Rd via expressions of interest.

Set on 2097sq m, the Victorian property features a tennis court, pool, billiards room and leadlight windows.

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A bluestone stairwell leads to a basement wine cellar and tasting room.

If the property sells in its upper asking range it will become one of Hawthorn’s most expensive properties.

Hawthorn’s $40.5m house price record was set last year by a five-bedroom home built in 1851 at 21 Coppin Grove, according to CoreLogic.

A nine-bedroom abode at 20 Shakespeare Grove sold for $19.8m in 2014.

26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

Leadlight windows in the historic property.


26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

Behind Crossakiel’s botanic gardens lies a tessellated veranda, arched reception hall, sitting room and formal lounge.

The kitchen with marble benches and a 120cm Ilve oven opens through a series of French doors to overlook the landscaped north and west-facing garden with paved entertaining terraces, the pool and mod grass tennis court.

26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

Crossakiel is set on 2097sq m.


26 Kooyongkoot Rd, Hawthorn - for Herald Sun real estatev

The wine cellar and tasting room.


Upstairs, the main bedroom suite boasts a designer fireplace and balcony.

The ensuite dressing room both have marble fireplaces, while a home office and a separate wing occupy.

CoreLogic records show Crossakiel was last sold for $13.3m in 2016.

In 1985, it sold for just $781,000.

Marshall White Stonnington Director Marcus Chiminello declined to comment on the property.

Expressions of interest close 3pm June 20.

3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn - for herald sun real etate

Hollywood perfection at 3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn.


3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn - for herald sun real etate

3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn - for herald sun real etate

Another impressive Hawthorn house, at 3 Coppin Grove, is on the market with $11.5m-$12.5m price hopes.

The house is being sold via expressions of interest.

Kay & Burton Hawthorn agent Sam Wilkinson is selling the three-level house with a lift, gym, steam room, swimming pool, climate-controlled cellar and six-car basement garage.

The house last sold for $2.21m in 2006, according to CoreLogic.

3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn - for herald sun real etate

The home from the street.


3 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn - for herald sun real etate

The lift at your service.


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The iconic Kaufmann House in Palm Springs.


While designing the property, Cortese Architects drew inspiration from the iconic mid-century modernist Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California.

Businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann Senior commissioned architect Richard Neutra to design the house in 1946.

Scenes from the yet-to-be-released film Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine were shot at the home.

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