Armadale trophy home Moorak sold after nearly six-decade ownership

Armadale trophy home Moorak sold after nearly six-decade ownership
Armadale trophy home Moorak sold after nearly six-decade ownership

The Armadale trophy Moorak, that had been held by the Salter family for nearly six decades, has sold to a local buyer in a hotly contested private auction.

The property last traded for £20,000 in 1961. 

Abercromby's agents Jock Langley and Emma Pierson sold the property that was constructed in 1888 for warehouseman William Walker.

The Italianate style home with squat entry tower has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A swimming pool and a coach house are set amid the 1,925 square metre grounds.

The garden features soaring trees, flowers and fruit gardens.

"The house represents the affluent and turbulent settlement of these boom era estates," the Victorian Heritage Register reads.

"Every city has them – those handful of homes in those handful of streets that evoke a sense of yearning from just about everyone who passes by," Langley said.

“Moral oozes heritage, provenance, nostalgia and an understanding that they simply don’t, and can’t, make them like this anymore."

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian.

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