A Fed­er­a­tion mas­ter­piece that made head­lines in 1913 shows great style never goes out of date

Herald Sun - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

BUILT in 1903, this grand dame was fea­tured in a 1913 mag­a­zine show­cas­ing beau­ti­ful homes and gar­dens. It lost much of its lus­tre

when it be­came a hos­tel from the 1950s to 1980. But the prop­erty’s cur­rent owner has painstak­ingly re­stored it to its for­mer glory with pe­riod high­lights in­clud­ing oak pan­elling, bay win­dows,

lead­light­ing and el­e­gant open fire­places. Seven rooms on the ground floor func­tion as bed­rooms, sit­ting rooms or stud­ies, with four more bed­rooms up­stairs via the sweep­ing tim­ber stair­case. A pair of newly ren­o­vated bath­rooms is also up­stairs, while the

gran­ite and tim­ber kitchen on the lower level fea­tures a tra­di­tional-style four-oven AGA cooker, com­mer­cial stove and but­ler’s pantry. There’s also a sep­a­rate two-bed­room cot­tage.

RT Edgar, Hawthorn, is selling the prop­erty, with ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est clos­ing Septem­ber 4


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