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.