A piece of history

Herald Sun - Property - - PROPERTY CONFIDENTIAL -

PRAHRAN’S first fe­male mayor might be mov­ing out of her South Yarra apart­ment, but there’s no way she’s leav­ing her stomp­ing ground.

and her hus­band are va­cat­ing their home of 18 years at 4/252 Do­main Rd to move a few blocks over to An­der­son St.

“I wouldn’t move out of this area,” she told

“I love that you can walk every­where.”

Ms Duffy, who was mayor of the City of Prahran from 1984 to 1985, said she was re­luc­tant to leave the “stun­ning home” but had de­cided to down­size.

The home is part of for­mer his­toric man­sion “Kings­gate”, which was built in 1888 and split into apart­ments in 1980.

Ms Duffy bought the property in 1998 for $550,000 and has since in­stalled a new kitchen and bath­room.

She’s also made good use of the garage — a “huge por­trait” of Ms Duffy from her time as mayor has hung there for years.

Ms Duffy’s old home is be­ing of­fered for auc­tion on Novem­ber 28 through Kay & Bur­ton’s Gary Orm­rod for $1.8 mil­lion-plus.

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