Raasay, 1900s Canterbury Federation Landmark
The 1900s Canterbury residence, set on a 1,945-square-metre block, features an Art Nouveau veranda with timber fretwork. Inside there are ceiling roses and Wunderlich ceilings, with classic William Morris wallpaper.
Set on a magnificent allotment of 1,945sqm/20,936sqft approx. on a wide sweeping frontage to Logan Street and Claremont Crescent this landmark Federation residence showcases the grandeur and graciousness of the early 1900s, boasting a seamless blend of classic period features.
- Art Nouveau styled return verandah, beautiful leadlight glass,
- Ornate detailing and timber fretwork, ceiling roses and Wunderlich ceilings matched with living areas and zoned accommodation befitting today’s family lifestyle.
- An elegant entrance hall opens to an impressive formal living room and study/informal living,
- formal and informal dining rooms,
- four bedrooms,
- two sparkling bathrooms, laundry+sewing room,
- renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances opening to an outdoor entertaining area and huge rear garden with scope to add an in-ground pool or tennis court if desired.
- Other features include alarm, decorative timber over-mantels+ OFPs, ducted heating/cooling, landscaped gardens, original stables/storage, remote gates to period style triple carport.
- Enhanced by a prime location surrounded by many similar period homes, within a short stroll of the Maling Road shops and cafes, plus Canterbury Station, Canterbury Gardens and an excellent array of fine schools all underpinning its family lifestyle credentials.
This house in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Canterbury sold at auction on December 8, 2012, expecting more than $3 million for the sale. It last traded at $2.45 million in 2006 . It was previously for sale through Kay & Burton.
- It was formerly owned by Ben Graham, the former Geelong AFL captain and the first Australian to play in the NFL Super Bowl in the US.
- Graham played for the Geelong team for 11 years before departing to the US, where he played in the National Football League in 2005 as a punter. He has since played for the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and, more recently, the Detroit Lions.