Lathamstowe, Queenscliff listed with $6 million plus hopes

Lathamstowe, Queenscliff listed with $6 million plus hopes
Lathamstowe, Queenscliff listed with $6 million plus hopes

The landmark Queenscliff property, Lathamstowe has been listed with $6 million plus hopes for January 31 auction. 

The 44 Gellibrand Street offering is an 1883 Victorian Italianate heritage-registered masterpiece.

It was built as a gift from the former owner of Carlton United Breweries, Edward Latham to the Anglican Church for its clergy to use it as a retreat and resting place. 

The listing agent James Gladman, of Fletchers Queenscliff, said it was a historic and landmark property not only in Queenscliff but also in Victoria. It is offered in conjunction with Kay & Burton.  

During the ownership of Loucas Adams, the mansion has been used as a residence and a bed and breakfast on its 1640 sq m block.

There are impressions of approved renovation plans designed by Threowan Architecture, interiors by Hecker Guthrie and landscape design by Paul Bangay.

The house, built by Thomas William Dally as a duplex designed by William J. Ellis, retains original features including stained glass windows, pressed metal ceilings, marble fireplaces and a cast iron spiral stairway to the peak of its 23 metre tower. The original sheet-lead roof weighed more than 20 tonnes and is believed to be the first substantial flat roof built in Victoria. 

It was sold by the church at $600,000 in 1993 to the Riddell family.

It had been passed in at $570,000, against a reserve of $650,000.

Heritage Victoria says Lathamstowe and the former Baillieu House Hotel together presented an homogenous streetscape, their French Renaissance styled tower-roofs followed from the Grand Hotel (now altered) to create a skyline character within a compact area peculiar to Queenscliff.

"These buildings encapsulate the aspirations of Queenscliff as a Victorian seaside resort, and there is no other group in Victoria which closely approaches these."

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