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Own a Piece of History: Landmark Property in Newtown

50b Skene Street, Newtown VIC 3220

Price Guide of A$11 - A$12 Million 8 Beds 4 Baths 2400 SQM
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This spectacular palatial property in Newtown, Victoria, presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.

The 22-room Renaissance Revival mansion dates back to 1851 and has been restored and extended to a breathtaking standard in keeping with its grand architecture and heritage.

It boasts an array of significant Geelong figures amongst its former owners and was originally built as an exclusive townhouse for WD Grazier.

Today it offers a magnificent family home, where impeccable attention to detail ensures period features are retained throughout. This includes intricate ceiling and cornice details, 4.2m high ceilings, leadlight, Australian cedar fixtures and trims, crystal chandeliers and fireplaces with marble surrounds.

Close to the city and the waterfront, the property is at the heart of the private school precinct and within walking distance to cafes and shops along Pakington St and Barwon River trails.

The kitchen leads right off the spacious entryway and features two luxury ovens, including a 900mm Viking unit, two Miele dishwashers, an oversized island bench, marble benchtops, under-counter fridges, jarrah timber floors and an abundance of storage topped off by a butler’s pantry.

The Australian cedar full-size dining room is designed for formal occasions and can seat up to 24 guests around the multiple fireplaces. Additionally, there is also a more casual area with kitchen servery access suited as a breakfast room, sitting room or central living space.

A north-facing alfresco terrace overlooks the magnificent landscaped front gardens or alongside the rear gas-heated pool.

The practical layout of the home offers multigenerational living options, or plenty of space for guests as a lavish guest bedroom with ensuite enjoys its own space downstairs, while a private wing houses another bedroom adjacent to an extra living room or study.

Ascending the timber panelled staircase upstairs leads to six further bedrooms spread across two wings. This includes the palatial master bedroom with luxury ensuite and picturesque views to Corio Bay from walls of windows and a long balcony. A newer wing of the house hosts three further bedrooms with built-in robes, a shared luxury bathroom plus a central living area.

Surrounded by lush greenery the home boasts a rose garden, cherry walk, wisteria walk, herb garden pond, bronze fountain and winding paths with lawns and private seating.

At the rear of the property sits a multi-room complex and carriage house with a wood heater and bathroom which offers the option to be used as a self-contained bungalow or a retreat with cinema room, or workshop plus extensive storage space.

Finally, the home also features a lined triple garage that can double as an entertaining space for parties by the pool, as well as secure parking for three additional cars, security, sound and internal phone systems and an irrigation system with two original underground wells.

This landmark property has a price guide of A$11 to A$12 million.

Newtown Suburb Snapshot
  • – A$1,152,000 Median House Price
  • – 22.88% Average Annual Growth
  • – 9,577 Population
  • – 38 Average Age

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