The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is pleased to announce that the Moran family was the successful bidder at today’s auction of the National Trust property, Juniper Hall in Paddington.
The Moran family plan to restore Juniper Hall and have proposed that it will be the home of the Moran prizes sponsored and administered by the Moran Arts Foundation Ltd.
Additionally the original four rooms on the ground floor will be used for portrait and photographic exhibitions, with access by the general public on most days of the year. The first floor and attics are proposed to be converted into a private residence for family members.
The Moran family have a long history of restoring historic properties, including Redleaf in Wahroonga, Blandford in Leura, Swifts in Darling Point, Studley Park in Camden and Moran House in Bridge Street, Sydney.
“We are delighted that Juniper Hall will be restored by the Moran family, a family who has a dedicated passion for heritage and the arts. Their track record for restoring heritage properties is impeccable”, said Mr Brian Scarsbrick AM, CEO, National Trust of Australia (NSW).
The Morans are direct descendants of Robert and Sarah Cooper, through the matriarch Greta Moran, to the original builders and owners of Juniper Hall. Consequently the Moran family has a genuine concern for the conservation of Juniper Hall to restore it to its former magnificence.
“The Moran family is delighted to be in a position to continue its involvement with the on‐going preservation and conversation of some of Australia’s most iconic properties”, said Peter Moran.