Time ripe for record South Yarra Walsh Street's Wavendon

Time ripe for record South Yarra Walsh Street's Wavendon
Time ripe for record South Yarra Walsh Street's Wavendon

Offers close today on the grand gothic mansion at 100 Walsh Street, South Yarra which has hefty price expectations. 

When Wavendon came on to the market in April through Kay & Burton managing director Michael Gibson, it came with reported $24 million record setting prospects.

Not from Gibson, but rather industry sources. Indeed Gibson has been running a very low key campaign with just the one photo in its public marketing campaign. here were more pics on www.100walshstreet.com, but you needed to register to get access.

"It could nudge Melbourne's benchmark," the Age none-the-less reported, not for the first time on trophy home offerings ever since the Toorak sale to the Stamoulis family in 2010.

It has been listed by businessman Greg Hargrave. 

It’s suggested the land at 100 Walsh St was first occupied in 1845 by Baron von Mueller, the German-Australian physician and botanist who designed the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens.

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The five bedroom 1888 mansion is surrounded by lush subtropical gardens, with a tennis court and a pool.

The property has been home to movie director Fred Schepisi, former CRA Ltd managing director Sir Roderick Carnegie, businessman Robert Kirby and the golfing legend Peter Thomson.

Businessman Greg Hargrave, of the Skilled Group, bought the tri-level Walsh Street home from Schepisi in November 2006 for $11,250,000 in an off-market deal.

Its subsequent contemporary renovation was undertaken by the designer Don McQualter, of Sydney-based firm Meacham Nockles McQualter.

 

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Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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