Dr Tass buys Armadale trophy home, Redcourt after makeover

Dr Tass buys Armadale trophy home, Redcourt after makeover
Dr Tass buys Armadale trophy home, Redcourt after makeover

Armadale's Redcourt, one of Melbourne’s most prestigious houses, has been bought by Wendy and Anastasious Tasiopoulos from the Dr Tass cosmetic clinics.

Redcourt, built in 1888 by the merchant Edward Yencken, fetched $11.5 million according to documents lodged on its settlement last month.

It was sold by entrepreneur Adam Garrisson, who had bought the Queen Anne-style mansion in 2009 in a derelict condition from the state government.

The heritage-listed 3500 sqm property had been a residence for art and music students in the 1950s, but was abandoned in 1996. 

Yencken, honoured as 'father' of the Melbourne merchants, sold the Joseph Reed-designed home in the 1890s to the mining entrepreneur, founder of BHP and member of Parliament, WR Wilson. After Wilson came John Turnbull Esq, Western district and Queensland pastoralist, then Norman Falkiner, the grazier, racehorse breeder and politician, who engaged the architectural firm of Butler & Bradshaw to carry out extensive additions in 1914.

Redcourt at Orrong Road, Armadale, was listed in 2013, then 2014, selling late last year. Kay & Burton’s Gerald Delany and Ross Savas were the listing agents.

Garrisson's four-year renovation project featured work from fashion designer Akira Isogawa and chef Shannon Bennett.

It had last sold at $3.65 million.

Melbourne GP and cosmetic physician Dr Tass Tasiopoulos practices non-surgical procedures from clinics in Port Melbourne, Elsternwick and Crown Spa Melbourne.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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