Conos family set to sell prime Melbourne CBD property after 37 years


After 37 years, the Conos family is saying goodbye to the seven-storey Swanston House on Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD. 

This piece of historical real estate is one of only a handful of properties that has changed hands on the strip in the past 10 years, with some properties having been in the same family since the 20’s and 30’s. 

Built in 1922, Swanston House was designed by one of the city’s most active architects, Nahum Barnet. 

The Conos family’s father Theo Conos and grandfather Michael Economides helped transform Melbourne during the 20th century, and are known as pioneers of the Greek cafes and restaurants in the city and suburbs. 

163 Swanston Street will go to auction on October 21 by Alexander Robertson’s Kristian Peatling and Warwick Bramich, along with Collier’s Oliver Hay, Daniel Wolman and Leon Ma, with current pricing for the building between $15 and $20 million. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald




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