Maroubra Bungalow Sale Fulfills Woman’s $2.14M Donation Wish for St Vincent’s

Maroubra Bungalow
127 Storey Street, Maroubra (Photo credit: Google Street View)

A decades-old wish has provided an extraordinary $2.14 million donation to St Vincent’s Hospital, thanks to the recent sale of a 1920s Maroubra bungalow.

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The late Alma Millane, who passed away in 1989, had stipulated in her will that after her friend’s lifetime tenancy, the proceeds from selling the family home at 127 Storey Street should go to the Sacred Heart palliative care unit at St Vincent’s.

That friend, Cheryl, lived in the two-bedroom home until her death a year ago. The property was then put on the market, selling in March 2024 for the staggering sum of $2.14 million – over $140,000 above reserve.

Photo credit: Ray White 

Dr Davinia Seah, director of palliative care at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, said the “kind donation will be able to help so many people in such a difficult time of their lives.” The funds will support patients in St Vincent’s hospice, those receiving care at home, and their families.

Inside the Maroubra house (Photo credit: Ray White)

Dr Seah explained that they look after patients who have life limiting illness, so the money will go towards making their last days more pleasant. Alma’s late husband Elwin had received care from Sacred Heart before his passing in 1980.

Maroubra Bungalow
Photo credit: Ray White 

The Maroubra bungalow proved a hot property, with four bidders vying for the 303-square-metre home lauded for its “ornate ceilings, rich woodwork” and proximity to Maroubra Junction. A young family prevailed through buyers’ agent Damien Steele.

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Ray White’s Justin Bell, who handled the sale, was “thrilled” with the outcome benefiting the palliative care unit. Loretta Jagucanskas from the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation expressed gratitude that Alma’s generous last wish could be realised over three decades later.

Published 1-May-2024