1887 Ascot Vale former PM home listed

1887 Ascot Vale former PM home listed
1887 Ascot Vale former PM home listed

The former Prime Minister’s Ascot Vale residence is going under the hammer. 

The 75 Maribyrnong Road residence was built for Samuel Bruce, Australia’s eighth Prime Minister in 1887.

During the land boom, elevated land near the Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds railway stations attracted prestigious villa residences such as this. 

This prestigious two-storey six bedroom, three-bathroom mansion retains many period details, such as wraparound lace verandas, ornate ceilings, a grand staircase, open-fireplaces, marble mantelpieces and leadlight detail. Subsequent renovations include a formal lounge, library and huge open plan living area extending onto an alfresco entertaining zone and formal gardens. Also featured are a music/theatre room, casual living room and cellar space 

The bedrooms are all large and the master includes a period-inspired ensuite. The family bathroom features a large spa, while the powder room caters for guests. Added conveniences include hydronic-heating, split-systems, intercom/alarm, automated double garage and more. 

This historically significant home is going to auction on April 30 and is expected to fetch $2,800,000.  The agents listing this property are Liz Brettell and Noel Kenny of Brad Teal.


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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