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Home where Princess Mary used to stay to be auctioned





  • Princess Mary used to stay with her father in a home in Rose Bay, Sydney
  • When she was a child and her father had Navy business, they would stay there
  • The five-bedroom property is up for auction with a guide price of $4.1 million
  • The current owners are re-locating to Vaucluse in Sydney to renovate 

By Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 19:43 EST, 16 February 2017 | Updated: 04:19 EST, 17 February 2017

A stunning home where the Australian-born Royal, Crown Princess Mary, once stayed is going up for auction.

The spacious five-bedroom property in Rose Bay, Sydney, has a price guide of AUD $4.1 million, and it will be auctioned by the Sydney real estate agent, Ray White.

According to Real Estate, Princess Mary, née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, stayed there at least once when she visited Sydney as a child.

Marketable: A stunning home where the Australian-born Royal, Crown Princess Mary, once stayed is going up for auction (pictured: the front of the property) Marketable: A stunning home where the Australian-born Royal, Crown Princess Mary, once stayed is going up for auction (pictured: the front of the property)

Marketable: A stunning home where the Australian-born Royal, Crown Princess Mary, once stayed is going up for auction (pictured: the front of the property)

Luxe: The spacious five-bedroom property in Rose Bay, Sydney, has a price guide of AUD $4.1 million, and it will be auctioned by the Sydney real estate agent, Ray White (pictured) Luxe: The spacious five-bedroom property in Rose Bay, Sydney, has a price guide of AUD $4.1 million, and it will be auctioned by the Sydney real estate agent, Ray White (pictured)

Luxe: The spacious five-bedroom property in Rose Bay, Sydney, has a price guide of AUD $4.1 million, and it will be auctioned by the Sydney real estate agent, Ray White (pictured)

Done up: Her father, who was in the Navy, often needed a place to stay when he visited Sydney (pictured: the interior of the property) Done up: Her father, who was in the Navy, often needed a place to stay when he visited Sydney (pictured: the interior of the property)

Done up: Her father, who was in the Navy, often needed a place to stay when he visited Sydney (pictured: the interior of the property)

Business: 'We know from the neighbours in the street [that] the previous owner to us was in the Navy, and Princess Mary's father was in the Navy as well,' current owner, Iljko Miocevic, said Business: 'We know from the neighbours in the street [that] the previous owner to us was in the Navy, and Princess Mary's father was in the Navy as well,' current owner, Iljko Miocevic, said

Business: 'We know from the neighbours in the street [that] the previous owner to us was in the Navy, and Princess Mary's father was in the Navy as well,' current owner, Iljko Miocevic, said

Minimalist: 'In times when he didn't have anywhere for the girls to stay, she would stay here,' he continued (pictured: interior) Minimalist: 'In times when he didn't have anywhere for the girls to stay, she would stay here,' he continued (pictured: interior)

Minimalist: 'In times when he didn't have anywhere for the girls to stay, she would stay here,' he continued (pictured: interior)

Her father, who was in the Navy, often needed a place to stay when he visited the Australian city.

'We know from the neighbours in the street [that] the previous owner to us was in the Navy, and Princess Mary's father was in the Navy as well,' the current owner, Iljko Miocevic, said.

'In times when he didn't have anywhere for the girls to stay, she would stay here.'

Early days: Princess Mary, née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (pictured), stayed there at least once when she visited Sydney as a child Early days: Princess Mary, née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (pictured), stayed there at least once when she visited Sydney as a child

Early days: Princess Mary, née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (pictured), stayed there at least once when she visited Sydney as a child

Circumstances: These days, the Tasmanian-born Royal (pictured with her family) is more accustomed to residing in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark  Circumstances: These days, the Tasmanian-born Royal (pictured with her family) is more accustomed to residing in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark 

Circumstances: These days, the Tasmanian-born Royal (pictured with her family) is more accustomed to residing in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark 

The home on Ebsworth Road features a 'sun-bathed backyard', swimming pool and 'gourmet European-fitted kitchen'.

It has been recently renovated by Iljko Miocevic - who is the head of commercial at Asia Pacific for Appletiser - and his wife, Louisa.

The Miocevics intend to continue with their renovation projects, re-locating to a four-bedroom home in Hopetoun Ave, Vaucluse, Sydney.

The new property will have views overlooking the city and Sydney Harbour.

Features: The home on Ebsworth Road features a 'sun-bathed backyard', swimming pool and 'gourmet European-fitted kitchen' (pictured) Features: The home on Ebsworth Road features a 'sun-bathed backyard', swimming pool and 'gourmet European-fitted kitchen' (pictured)

Features: The home on Ebsworth Road features a 'sun-bathed backyard', swimming pool and 'gourmet European-fitted kitchen' (pictured)

Fairy tale: The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics Fairy tale: The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics
Fairy tale: The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics Fairy tale: The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics

Fairy tale: The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics

Moving on: The current owners are re-locating to Vaucluse in Sydney to renovate another property   Moving on: The current owners are re-locating to Vaucluse in Sydney to renovate another property  

Moving on: The current owners are re-locating to Vaucluse in Sydney to renovate another property  

The Princess herself was famously working as a real estate agent when she met her Prince in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics.

These days, the Tasmanian-born Royal is more accustomed to residing in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.

But if this Sydney property is fit for a princess... 

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