Illustrious History, Impressive Landholding

Magnificently positioned within an extraordinary 2439sqm approx. parkland allotment, this landmark 114 year old Federation residence represents a once in a generation opportunity to become custodians of a cherished piece of Hawthorn’s rich history. Offered for only the third time since it was built in 1910, “Werona” displays irreplaceable grandeur and elegance throughout its generous and versatile 4-5 bedroom floorplan.

Beautifully set well back from the street with its privacy protected by established gardens including an imposing date tree, the warm and welcoming exterior is framed by the romance of a broad, generous return verandah and topped by a glorious copper covered turret and weathervane.

Brinton’s imported English carpets and 3 metre decorative ceilings highlight the evocative period refinement through the imposing central foyer and two graciously proportioned reception dining and lounge rooms, both with northern sunlight streaming through elegant bay leadlight windows.

Jarrah floors flow through the expansive open plan living and dining room served by a French Provincial Chef’s kitchen with bespoke custom made 180cm Lacanche cooker with teppanyaki plate and BBQ grill imported from France. Fanuli ceramic light shades from Italy and Miele coffee machine, microwave and integrated dishwasher and integrated Liebherr refrigeration showcase the state of the art appliances. Calacutta benches and hand painted cabinetry complete this exquisite kitchen and accompanying relaxed family meals area.

Folding doors open up to a large sunny deck overlooking the back garden. Complete with the magnificence of the 125 year old graceful Magnolia tree, the second largest in Boroondara. The original timber driver’s quarters offer opportunity for conversion to guest house with ample land for pool (STCA).

Generous family accommodation comprises five spacious bedrooms with fireplaces, built in robes and leadlight bay window seating.

Desirably situated at the top end of the coveted school belt with Carey Grammar, Camberwell Grammar, MLC, Xavier, Genazzano and Auburn primary within walking distance. Rathmines reserve, Camberwell junction, Burke and Glenferrie Road shopping are nearby as are Auburn and Camberwell stations.

It includes ducted heating, evaporative cooling, powder-room, laundry, drip system irrigation, wine cellar, Driver’s quarter’s comprising potting/wood shed, huge storeroom, carport and garage.

Land size: 2439sqm approx.

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  • Median House Price

    $2,583,333

  • 2 Bedrooms

    $1,369,666

  • 3 Bedrooms

    $2,192,667

  • 4 Bedrooms

    $2,852,667

  • 5 Bedrooms+

    $3,989,999

Situated 7 kilometres east of Melbourne's centre, Hawthorn East offers a coveted mixture of greenery, historic charm, and modern amenities that cater to a wide range of preferences and lifestyles.

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