Seven storey Willsmere, Kew residential tower offering

Seven storey Willsmere, Kew residential tower offering
Seven storey Willsmere, Kew residential tower offering

A seven storey tower house in a former lunatic asylum is on the market in the Willsmere building in Melbourne's Kew.

Formerly the Kew Asylum, Marshall White & Co listing agents Andrew Gibbons and Hamish Tostevin skip mentioning the buildings former psychiatric hospital status until 1988.

Constructed between 1864 and 1872, the building was designed by architects G.W. Vivian and Frederick Kawerau of the Victorian Public Works Office to home the growing number of psychiatric patients in the Colony of Victoria.

Surrounded by botanical gardens and parklands, the recently refurbished property has retained the original period attributes, arched interiors and windows and a rare Mansard roof line with internal timber beams.

The tower town residence incorporates multi-level living, with five bedrooms, two bathrooms and numerous livings spaces and retreats spread over the many floors.

One level has the potential to be utilised as a self-contained flat with a separate kitchen.

Living in Willsmere house gives you access to the buildings pool, gym, tennis court and bbq area facilities.

The residence is tucked away near the highly regarded Studley Park precinct only minutes from Kew Junction shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport.

The average time on market in Kew is 84 days, with 106 Wiltshere Drive having already been freshly on the market for 18 days. 

There is currently no listing price from the agents.

 

 

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