In 1897, McHenry & Gertrude England acquired the land that would become 490 St Kilda Road, Melboure and built their family home. The property was given the name “Landene” – a combination of Gertrude’s maiden name (Dene) and their family name.
The first recorded sale of the land was a purchase in 1875 for £587.10, roughly $126,000 AUD accounting for inflation. Today, the property is simply market “Contact Agent”, and a cursory glance through the images gives an immediate impression of “if you have to ask…”.
…but if you really must know, the statement of information document gives an indicative sale price of $8,500,000.
490 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC
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From the agent:
Enjoy yesteryear’s charm or create a juxtaposition of heritage elegance, with modern simplicity.
Majestic freestanding Queen Anne residence
Building area approximately 642m2 on land of 1054m2
Lofty ornate ceilings with heights of 3.8m – 4.5m
All rooms with enormous proportions
Lovingly renovated and restored in 1992
Full renovation including, re-plumbing, re-wiring, re-plastering
Extensive hydronic heating throughout
Convenient ducted Vacuum Maid
Prestigious St Kilda Road location
Tram at your door, convenient for you and guests
Positioned near Melbourne Grammar School, Wesley College, South Yarra Primary
Option to purchase inclusive of all furniture (less personal effects and a few sentimental pieces)
Enquiries via Realestate.com.au
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