Unalla, grand­est of es­tates, for sale

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

PEP­PER­MINT Grove’s grand­est old es­tate is on the mar­ket for the first time since the 1950s.

The 112-year-old res­i­dence called Unalla, is a her­itage-listed prop­erty of “ex­cep­tional sig­nif­i­cance” and is the largest his­toric man­sion in the ex­clu­sive shire.

It was built for Bessie Ris­ch­bi­eth (OBE), an in­flu­en­tial turn-of-the-cen­tury so­cial ac­tivist, and her hus­band Henry Wills Ris­ch­bi­eth.

Unalla is on a 4360sq m block sur­rounded by botan­i­cal gar­dens.

Its el­e­gant tim­ber­work, lead lights and de­tailed plas­ter work have been im­pec­ca­bly pre­served.

The re­mark­able home, which has changed hands just once, has come onto the mar­ket fol­low­ing the pass­ing of Bruce G Camp­bell, the for­mer Com­modore of Royal Fresh­wa­ter Bay Yacht Club.

Unalla will be open for limited pub­lic view­ings and for prospec­tive buy­ers by ap­point­ment.

Turn to this week’s liftout for the full story.


Unalla (top and bot­tom), re­mark­ably pre­served at 112 years.

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