Unalla, grandest of estates, for sale
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.