Sir Edmund Hillarys house on saleFebruary 28th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 28 (ANI): Sir Edmund Hillarys home of more than 50 years is on the market.
Hillary was the first man to conquer the world’’s highest mountain, and his house will be opened to the public for the first time at a charity open home tomorrow.
Sir Ed died in January last year, and his house was built in 1957, reports The NZPA.
The house in Remuera Rd was to be auctioned on March 18 and had a valuation of 1.9 million dollars.
Sir Ed’’s daughter Sarah managed the sale.
She told the Weekend Herald there were many beneficiaries to her father’’s will and the sale of the house was “something that has to happen. We”re very grateful we have so many wonderful memories from our time here.”
She said the family was sad about selling the house but resigned to it.
During more than 50 years in the house Sir Ed collected mementoes from around the world. (ANI)