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Magnificently occupying a premier landholding of 4,198sqm approx. with north-south tennis court and pool, this historic triple brick manor stands as the most elaborate example of Queen Anne Federation architecture in Melbourne. One of Hawthorn East's most admired homes, it was designed by renowned architect John Beswicke in 1900 as a testament to the grandeur and elegance of the era.
Distinguished by a host of decorative embellishments, the Tudor style profile is augmented by Marseille roofing with ornate capping and a gracious tessellated tile return verandah. The imposing Gothic arched entrance reveals a reception hall of palatial proportions enriched by exquisitely detailed ceilings, intricate leadlight windows, a gas log fire, beautiful chandelier and rich polished Jarrah floors. The extravagantly high and detailed ceilings continue through a grand formal dining room with bay window and alcove, the sumptuous sitting room with a gas log fire and an executive study with fireplace, setting the scene for entertaining on the most lavish scale. The expansive family living and dining room with a gas log fire is served by a gourmet kitchen appointed with Miele appliances and granite benches. A majestic staircase with a breathtaking stained-glass window ascends to an opulently spacious central retreat surrounded by four spacious robed bedrooms, a family bathroom with spa bath and the luxurious main bedroom with gas fire, walk in robe and en suite. There is also a lounge, study, a home office opening to an undercover balcony and a third level tower sitting room offering panoramic city views.
The picturesque private leafy meandering gardens offer a wonderful space for al fresco dining while overlooking the solar/gas heated lap/leisure pool with evocative dragon fountains and the north-south mod grass tennis court. Perfect for all weather entertaining, a large freestanding summer house with gourmet kitchen, bathroom and storeroom/bedroom also offers flexibility as self-contained guest accommodation.
In the prestigious and tightly held Rathmines Estate, this unique home offers close proximity to Auburn Village and station, Glenferrie Rd and Camberwell Junction shops and restaurant, elite schools and Rathmines Reserve. Providing secure car access from both Auburn Road and Harcourt Street, it also includes an alarm, video intercom, hydronic heating, auto gates, garaging for 4 cars and storage. Land size: 4,198sqm approx. Due Diligence Checklist