Federation Houses of Fame
The worth of some of these houses is difficult to assess…
|Fairwater, (Federation Arts and Crafts)the Fairfax family’s two-storey waterfront home (circa 1881) on the shores of Seven Shillings Beach (at Point Piper) has been in the family for more than 100 years and that property is considered Sydney’s best.
Fairwater, Point Piper home of Lady Fairfax
|Idylwilde, 16 St Georges Road Toorak is one of Melbourne’s most significant homes. (Demolished, 10/2015!)
The mainland Chinese buyer flew into Melbourne September 2013 on their private jet to put the signature on the contract.
|The **Hermitage** estate at Vaucluse, (Gothic Revival)* seriously damaged by a fire in 1936, was restored by Emil Sodersten
|Eulinya’s well-preserved Federation Arts and Crafts-style house and gardens (48-50 Irving Road, Toorak, designed by Walter Butler) makes it one of the most historically and architecturally significant properties in Toorak.
Mr Lindsay Fox (also owner of Boomerang, Elizabeth Bay NSW) has owned the Irving Road property since the late 1970s. Estate agents estimate it is worth about $13 million.
|**Addenbrooke** Bellevue Hill (Federation Queen Anne style)* A very choice position on the crown of the hill, with delightful views over the harbour;
||Little Milton, 26 Albany Road, Toorak.(Federation Arts and Crafts) An iconic Toorak mansion,
situated on Albany Road (with 60m frontage) and the
corner of Whernside Avenue. In excess of $12 million
|An Edwardian waterfront home (formerly Ni-No-Nan)(Federation Arts and Crafts style)
60 Wunulla Road Point Piper
Sold for $30 million in 2014
|Edzell House, Melbourne mansion (Federation Queen Anne)
|Leura, 24 Victoria Road, BELLEVUE HILL NSW 2023(Federation Queen Anne style)
Sold on Monday 10-Nov-2015 for more than $30.8 million, setting a suburb record in the process. Settlement was delayed a year.
|Bona Vista, (1885 (Gothic Queen Anne) 59 Kensington
Road, South Yarra – sold for $10.5 million
|Babworth House,(Federation Arts and Crafts)* Mount Adelaide Road, Darling Point
||Redcourt, 506 Orrong Road, Armadale Vic (Federation Queen Anne).
Abandoned in 1996, Armadale’s Redcourt now has price hopes of more than $10 million plus. Reported sold in 2015.
The owner, entrepreneur Adam Garrisson, bought the Queen Anne-style mansion in 2009 in a derelict condition from the state government for considerably less than the original 2008 $8 million asking price, but industry sources said he’d spent more than double what he paid on restorations.
|Caerleon, (Federation Queen Anne) Ginahgulla Rd, Bellevue Hill, (1885) sold for $22m in 2008 to Simon Wright
Coomaroo, (Gothic Queen Anne) 63A Albany Road Toorak* sold to property developer, and neighbour Len Warson for $8.4 million in 2007
Anti-development advocates warn that Watson, who controversially demolished the Lisieux mansion at No. 63 to build a house in ’98, could demolish the 108-year old Coomaroo and build a $30 million mega-mansion. (Coomaroo since landscaped)
|Green Gables, (Federation Arts and Crafts)
29 Coolong Road Vaucluse NSW
sold for close to $20 million in 2014.
|Greystones, Circa 1914, (Federation Arts and Crafts) in prestigious Park Street Brightonwell known for its established English Gardens –
15 Park Street Brighton, Vic sold for over $7 million.
|Elstree (Federation Queen Anne)
138 Wolseley Rd Point Piper,sold for $18 million 2012
|Wee Nestie(Federation Queen Anne)69 Broadway, CAMBERWELL, 3124; expected $7m
|**Sundorne** Bellevue Hill (Federation Arts and Crafts)sold for $15,501,000 when offered at its invitation only onsite auction May 2013
||**Avondale** (Federation Queen Anne style)
22 Berkeley St Hawthorn, changed hands for just under $6.5 million
|Notrella 142 Wolseley Road Point Piper* A fine and largely intact example of the Federation Queen Anne style. Constructed: 1904, Sold for $13.8 Million, Oct 2006
||Lenoma,7 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn, with street and parkland frontage in the exclusive heart of the prestigious Grace Park Estate, sold in a hail of bidsfor $6 million Dec 2007. (Federation Queen Anne style)
|6 Buena Vista Avenue Mosman (Federation Arts and Crafts)
Buena Vista Avenue ( Clifton Gardens ), MOSMAN
|Purrumbete Homestead, (Heritage listed) (Federation
Arts and Crafts) 3551 Princes Highway, Camperdown, VIC,
Over $5 million, to a Geelong district family. February 20113
Purrumbete Homestead, Camperdown Western Victoria
|Kianga Vaucluse, (Federation Queen Anne style)* Bettina Hemmes’ five-bedroom Federation house,paid $12.6 million in 2010
Kianga … the Vaucluse home was bought by Bettina Hemmes
Tasmanian residential price record in 2011 when investment financier Greg Woolley bought Waimea House
(Federation Arts and Crafts) for $8 million from former Sydneysiders Piers Dawson-Damer and his wife, Kim.
Queensland:Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton QLD 4007Queenslander, Federation Filigree styleSold in Dec 2015, private treaty, around $7mA large, imposing, single-storeyed timber residence, situated halfway up the steep slope of Eldernell/Hamilton Hil
|Western Australia:Devereaux Farm W.A. (Federation Filigree style)
Luke Herbert has paid $21.35 million for one of Western Australia’s most famous grazing estates, Devereaux Farm.
Chiritta (Federation Bungalow style)
Chiritta, 56 The Esplanade Peppermint Grove W.A.
- ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/welcome-home-hemmes-homecoming/story-fni0cvc9-1227173427983
- ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/27/1059244484253.html