Or­rong open­ings

Herald Sun - Property - - Real World -

TWOhis­toric man­sions sit­ting side by side in Or­rong Rd, Ar­madale, are on the mar­ket.

Se­brof, this week’s fully re­stored and ren­o­vated Top Choice, is for pri­vate sale.

Its neigh­bour, Red­court, nearly be­came ac­com­mo­da­tion for the home­less in 2005.

Hap­pily, the State Gov­ern­ment has changed tack and the 506 Or­rong Rd Queen Anne man­sion goes to auc­tion to­day at 2pm.

The first house in Mel­bourne with a tiled roof, it was built in 1888 for glass mer­chant E. L. Yencken.

It be­came a board­ing house in 1936 but has more re­cently been used as stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion.

For­tu­nately, its stun­ning fea­tures still seem in­tact.

The 14-bed­der has plenty of lead­light­ing, cof­fered ceil­ings and open fire­places. It has a great hall, huge din­ing room, bil­liards room and li­brary.

Agent An­drew Macmil­lan, from Ben­ni­son Mack­in­non, says it’s ex­pected to fetch about $6 mil­lion.

That com­pares with $4.6 mil­lion for Se­brof.

Not that re­silient

LO­CALS stunned by the re­silience of house prices in Moonee Ponds can re­lax.

The ask­ing price for last week’s Top Choice at 78 Holmes Rd is $2.5 mil­lion, not $3.8 mil­lion as we re­ported.

The Ed­war­dian house is for pri­vate sale through Nel­son Alexan­der.

Re­stored: Se­brof at 514 Orrong Rd.

Saved: Red­court at 506 Orrong Rd.

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