Raheen

Since 1981, when Jeanne and Richard Pratt bought the historic mansion from the Catholic Church, Raheen has been both a family home and a National Trust icon where the Pratt family and the Pratt Foundation have helped hundreds of charities and causes to raise millions of dollars. 

From the time she decided to purchase Raheen, which had been the home of successive Catholic Archbishops since Dr Daniel Mannix moved there from Ireland in 1918, Jeanne had an ambitious vision to transform it into “a cultural, business and social hub”. After some 15 years of painstaking renovations and restoration under her supervision, and the commissioning of a residential addition designed by the prize-winning Australian architect Glen Murcutt, Jeanne was able to see her vision take shape.

In the years that followed Raheen has won a national and international reputation as one of Australia’s great restorations and as a centre for the Pratt family’s generous hospitality and their support for charities, cultural and arts activities, and community events.

Raheen