A Federation masterpiece that made headlines in 1913 shows great style never goes out of date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