Lalla-Rookh c1897 – A Landmark Victorian Residence (With Approved Plans & Permits)

Gracing a beautiful, lush garden allotment of 1,442sqm approx. “Lalla-Rookh” is a rare piece of local Kew history dating back to the late 1800’s. It is believed the house was named after an Oriental poem written by the Irish Poet, Thomas Moore in 1817. This magnificent family residence boasts a lovely canopy of trees flowing past its wide frontage and is enviably surrounded by the prestigious real estate situated in Fellows Street, arguably the finest street in the coveted Studley Park precinct. Its classic period ambience shines throughout this lovely home; including a bull-nose, tessellated, iron lacework wrap-around verandah, ornately detailed façade and arched entrance introducing the interior where a wide arched hallway, coloured leadlight glass and high decorative ceilings, roses and cornices continue the period attributes. The home offers the new owners an exceptional opportunity to utilise the approved plans for a stunning renovation / extension, delivering 100sqm approx. of accommodation; including new cutting-edge living, entertaining and basement garaging. Prepared plans by the renowned architects Herbert & Howes.

The current accommodation features a formal sitting room, music room or library and a formal dining room plus four zoned bedrooms, main with a dual access ensuite. A rear central deck, with a tranquil water feature leading to the rear garden, provides a delightful space for outdoor dining and entertaining and divides a modern kitchen/meals with Euro appliances and an adjacent laundry plus generous informal family living and dining room on one side; and a study alcove, bedroom and second bathroom on the other side. Other supporting features include marble OFPs, ducted heating, R/C air conditioner (informal living room), watering system and tank plus a double carport with access via the laundry.

This impressive property and residence is situated only minutes from Kew Junction cafes, restaurants and shopping including Leo’s Fine Foods and Toscanos; with easy access to the Yarra Boulevard parklands, numerous schools and public transport options. Plus the CBD, Yarra Valley or the Mornington Peninsula via the Eastern Freeway, all of which enhances the lifestyle appeal attributed to this area.

Land size: 1,442 sqm approx.

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Welcome to Kew 3101

  • Median House Price

    $2,626,667

  • 2 Bedrooms

    $1,163,933

  • 3 Bedrooms

    $2,240,833

  • 4 Bedrooms

    $2,996,667

  • 5 Bedrooms+

    $4,148,334

Kew, positioned just 5 kilometres east of Melbourne's CBD, is renowned for its sophistication and elegance.

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