1920s Sallman House, Armadale sold

1920s Sallman House, Armadale sold
1920s Sallman House, Armadale sold

Sallman House, the Modern Functionalist-style trophy home at Armadale was sold for $6.52 million when offered at recent auction by Hilary Cook and Peter Geraerts.

My spy, disguised as an Ionic column with garlands, advised it was announced on the market at $5.9 million. There had been an opening vendor bid of $5.5 million at what became  auction hotly contested by mostly upgrading local families.

The early 1920s Kooyong Road residence was designed by Harold Desbrowe Anneal with 2008 renovations by Luke Middleton from EME Design. 

There's signature stepped chimney shafts and patented sliding sash windows. It last sold at $2.2 million in 2007.

It was built for estate agent Maurice Sallman and wife, Doris who had architect Harry Norris do some renovations in the late 1920s.

The Tallent medical family owned it for five decades from 1934.

The decking and terraces include an Electrolux barbeque for indoor-outdoor entertaining as well as a swimming pool, poolside sauna and bathroom.

Main bedroom suite has its own walk-in robe and en suite with a walk wain-in rain shower and marble vanity for the basins.

Kay and Burton agents Darren Lewenberg and Grant Samuel sold the home.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian Mansion Australia section.


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